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Flexible chain conveyor

The Dorner 2200 SmartFlex flexible chain conveyor features an aluminum single-piece frame, load capacity up to 600 lb., speeds up to 250 ft./min. and 2.6-, 4.1- and 5.9-in. widths. 


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Shaft mount components

 Designed for food processing equipment and conveyors used in washdown and wet environments, Stafford plastic shaft mount components are machined from Teflon, Delrin, nylon and other thermoplastics; they come with stainless steel clamping screws.  


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Tubular drag conveyor

 Designed for applications that require different speeds, fill percentages, multiple product transports and minimum product degradation, the MPE Chain-Vey tubular drag conveyor transports approximately 54,000 lb./hr. of shelled pistachios and/or pistachio kernels at 100% speed and 95% pocket fill.  


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Inclined conveyors

 Keenline inclined conveyors are available with a washdown stainless steel slider bed design and blue, food-grade belts that include corrugated sidewalls.  


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Horizontal motion conveyor

 Built for transfer runs up to 100-ft. long and accumulations up to 300 cu. ft., the Heat and Control FastBack FDX inertia drive horizontal motion conveyor conveys up to 2,500 lb. of product.  


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Food-grade conveyors

 Manufactured of plastic materials and minimal stainless steel, Dynamic DynaClean food-grade conveyors have sidewalls manufactured in a blue, high-density polyethylene material.  


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Stainless steel conveyor motors

Made with a stainless steel exterior, Van der Graaf USDA-approved SSV enclosed electric drum motors have a labyrinth sealing system capable of being washed down at pressures up to 2,000psi. 


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Conveyor monitor

 Designed for dust hazard environments, the 4B Components Watchdog Elite microprocessor-controlled bucket elevator and conveyor monitor accepts a combination of signals from sensors to monitor belt alignment, belt speed, bearing temperature, head pulley alignment and plug conditions.    


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Dry Processing

Fine flour flow for noodles

Switching to a pneumatic conveying system helped a noodle maker instill safety, efficiency and energy savings into its material handling process.

 Mrs. Miller’s Homemade Noodles built a custom system that accommodates odd-shaped super sacks and feeds the product directly from the bags without the use of manual labor. 


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Backlit conveyor belt

 Featuring an internal lighting system within the frame that shines light through the conveyor’s translucent belt, the Dorner miniature 1100 Series backlit belt conveyor provides a contrast between the product and conveyor belt for visual inspection and vision system interface 


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Plant of the Year 2015

Mars Chocolate was chosen as Food Engineering’s 2015 Plant of the Year. The first new Mars candy plant in North America in 35 years is not only LEED Gold certified, it’s highly automated as well.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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2015 April

The April 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the Plant of the Year: Mars Chocolate. The first new Mars chocolate candy plant in North America in 35 years is not only LEED Gold certified, it’s highly automated as well.

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