Articles Tagged with ''material handling''

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Top load case packer

The Douglas TriVex RLi top load case packer offers fully integrated combinations of case erecting, loading and sealing with glue or tape.

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Vertical lifter

With a lifting capacity of up to 1,600kg and absorption of torque up to 4,000 Nm, the Konecranes ATL vertical lifter includes an XA crane system and telescopic lifting device combined with a customized gripping unit.

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Half-frame bulk bag discharger

The Material Transfer half-frame bulk bag discharger has a pneumatic spout clamping system for a dust-tight discharge.

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Pail lifter

Built to aid in transporting 5-gal. pails, the Lift’n Buddy Pail Partner lifter/transporter has a yoke that securely holds a plastic or metal pail just below its rigid collar.

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Integrated VRC system

Engineered for material lift in automation duty applications, the Wildeck fully integrated VRC system incorporates automated flush-mounted conveyors with a straddle or 4-post vertical reciprocating conveyor.

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Pick and hold module

Based on a microcontroller that can be reprogrammed, the OES PH-ET pick and hold module integrates into new and existing applications.

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Storage/handling system

Utilizing dynamically adjustable pallets, the Lista STAK System storage and handling system includes a captive lifting and handling device for the management of heavy loads.

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Diesel lift truck

The Cat DP70N 15,500-lb. capacity, diesel pneumatic tire lift truck features a Perkins 854E 3.L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that exceeds EPA Tier 4 interim regulations.

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Pneumatic rotary actuators

Bimba MHRQ double-rack, rack and pinion pneumatic rotary actuators feature a compact, extruded aluminum body.

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Taking the squeeze out of raw ingredient storage and flow

Consolidating rack systems increases storage capacity by 42 percent and frees up space, allowing the addition of 24 percent more inventory items.
General Mills’ Cedar Rapids, IA plant had successfully used pallet flow and pushback rack systems, but ongoing growth, product changes and long usage time created the need for a storage system that would safely add capacity to its existing facility.

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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 the November 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about the Sustainable Plant of the Year, Smithfield Foods. Also, discover good reasons to consider a plant renovation project.

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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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