Articles Tagged with ''PLC''

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Bagging machine

The Circle Packaging Flexibag Si-500 bagging machine creates 4-side sealed sachets.


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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.
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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Pasta and potatoes, presto!

New rotary continuous cooking and cooling system processes more than 3,000 lbs. of pasta and potatoes per hour.

 

Wedges and slices presented challenges for traditional cooking and cooling methods.


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Handheld service pad

 A handheld tablet device, the Haver service pad provides near-immediate equipment diagnostics, troubleshooting and maintenance for facilities that use automated equipment to fill dry bulk, liquid and pasty materials.  


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Continuous level sensor

BinMaster Level Controls’ SmartBob AO level sensor features an integrated 4-20 mA analog output to a PLC for monitoring bin-level measurement data.


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Tech Update: Advanced Process Control

Advances in controls technology often manifest themselves in their ability to make the possible more probable.


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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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2015 January

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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