Articles Tagged with ''cutting''

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Improving the mechanical properties of stainless steel for food and beverage applications

Extending the wear resistance of stainless steel (SS) components used in food manufacturing equipment operating on production lines lengthens replacement intervals and minimizes potential component failure, resulting in decreased downtime and improved cost savings—a long, sought-after goal of any maintenance department.

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Rotary die cutting technology

Made with working widths up to 33.5 in., Schober RSM rotary die cutting technology works either standalone offline or inline as a “slave” with web-fed printing, converting machines and folder gluers. 

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Portable splice press

 Used for belt fabrication, the Flexco Novitool Aero portable splice press features a cycle time of 7 to 12 min./splice.  

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 Designed for mixing, scooping, dividing and transferring ingredients, the Detectamet stainless steel cutter and scraper divides pastry and portioning dough; when the task is complete, the tool can be used to clean the moist residue from work surfaces.  

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Wing segmenter

Capable of working on a processing line or as a standalone unit, the Cantrell CWCS-8400 wing segmenter processes up to 170 wings/min.

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Serrated straight blades

Engineered for cutting in food processing applications or vacuum-sealed packaging, Hyde V-tooth serrated straight blades slice cleanly through plastics, plastic films and foods.

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High-volume slicer

Suitable for all types of bone-in and boneless fresh, cooked or tempered meat, poultry and seafood, the Holac Sect 28 CT continuous, high-volume slicer can slice naturally shaped or formed product.
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Shoulder skinner

Designed for flex and rigid lines, the Cantrell Cut-Up Line shoulder skinner exposes the shoulders of eviscerated birds for easier deboning.
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Food processing blades

The arcuates enter the cut gently along the long arc without tearing into the food.
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Thigh deboner

Providing a hand-cut appearance with minimal manual trimming, the Foodmate automated OPTI thigh deboner has a scraper design and tendon-cutting system that eliminate bone shattering and fragmenting.
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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.


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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In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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