Articles Tagged with ''weighing''

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DIY: Automating a donut line

Mel-O-Cream Donuts designed a simple yet robust automated packaging and labeling line to replace a manual system.
May 6, 2014
Founded in 1932 as a retail shop in Springfield, IL, Mel-O-Cream International manufactures bakery products, primarily for wholesale distribution to supermarkets and bakeries.


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Packaging News

Fruits are the target for new integrated weighing and bagging unit

February 7, 2014
A fully integrated weigh scale and bag packaging system designed specifically for fresh and frozen fruit is a new development resulting from a partnership between Automated Packaging Systems and BBC Technologies.
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Technology Sourcebook

Vibratory weighing feeders

January 10, 2014
Meyer Magna Weigh vibratory weighing feeders offer a sanitary design in continuous weighing applications.
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Technology Sourcebook

Checkweigher/conveyor

January 10, 2014
The Hi-Speed XS2 checkweigher/D15 conveyor combination delivers accurate weights over a wide weighing range, transitions product onto and off of the weighing system and offers flexible integration into production lines.
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Field Reports

Updated line alleviates processor’s growing pains

A new weigh-blending system and multi-spectrum metal detector increase meal kit productivity and reduce giveaways.
January 10, 2014
The humble shrimp has been the mainstay of the Choice Canning Company for more than 50 years. Already a leading supplier of shrimp in North America, the processor expanded into the ready-to-cook meal market in 2006. It now produces 12 IQF skillet meals under the Tastee Choice brand and distributes them to retail grocery stores throughout the Eastern, Midwestern and Southwestern states and Canada.
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Dry Processing Technology

Bulk bag filling and weighing system

December 11, 2013
The Material Transfer portable stainless steel Material Master Bulk bag filling and weighing system features a platform scale and weight indicator that provide the stable filling of bulk bags.
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Dry Processing Technology

Weighbelt feeder

December 11, 2013
The Schenck Process DEA open-frame weighbelt feeder is designed for sanitary food processes that handle fragile materials like cereals, snack foods, fruits and pasta.
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Technology Sourcebook

Weighing/sortation system

October 11, 2013

 The ISD weighing, labeling and sortation system automatically weighs, labels and sorts a range of package, box and envelope sizes in food and beverage processing warehouse shipping operations.  


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Field Reports

Krispy Kreme scales up doughnut production

Producing more than one million doughnuts per week requires consistent, accurate weighing of ingredients.
October 11, 2013

 Equipment must also be reliable, robust and easy to clean. 


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Technology Sourcebook

Safety scale

September 10, 2013

 Made out of 0.090-in. thick anodized aluminum, the Danray safety scale checks point-of-operation openings.  


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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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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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TYSON FOODS

Tyson Foods made headlines announcing the company intends to acquire Hillshire Brands in a deal valued at $8.55 billion. Do you think the acquisition for will be beneficial for meat and poultry processors?
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July 2014

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The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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