Articles Tagged with ''maintenance''

Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement: Culture transformation

Through methodical, and at times surgical, application of a continuous improvement framework, Snyder’s-Lance’s Columbus team made a full organizational transformation in only one year.

Performance was not the focus, but became the outcome.


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11th Annual Replacement Parts Survey

Replacement Parts Survey: Advancing inventory practices

While cutting costs drives innovation in product sourcing and inventory management, processors are demanding higher-quality spare parts.

Food and beverage plants spent less on replacement parts and components in 2013 and are focused on lower inventories and competitive pricing as key business drivers, based on replies from industry professionals in Food Engineering’s 11th Annual Replacement Parts and Components Trends Survey.


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TECH FLASH

Tank coating: an underrated aspect of selection

Tank surface preparation methods diverge, and a tank’s coating is its only defense against corrosion.

Find out what method of tank coating will suit your operation best.


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Tech Update - Pumps

Look before you leap into pump selection

While there may be more than one pump solution for a specific application, it pays to do some homework first to find the most efficient solution.

Increase efficiency. Improve product handling characteristics. Meter ingredients or cleaning chemicals more accurately. Cut maintenance time and downtime. Decrease energy usage.


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Silicone antifoams

Dow Corning XIAMETER ACP-1500 silicone antifoams destabilize and collapse bubbles in foam to eliminate spillovers in food and beverage processing applications.


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Food Safety: Color contributes to safe, efficient food production

Color coding of maintenance and sanitation equipment is becoming a certification requirement.


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Tech Update: Power Transmission Equipment - Increasing uptime in demanding environments

The key to long life and less energy usage is proper maintenance.


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Processor uses VFFS to meet changing customer demands

Low maintenance, flexible vertical form-fill-seal equipment delivers increased speed and uptime.
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TECH FLASH

On the road with maintenance management

Older maintenance management systems chained technicians down, but mobile systems keep them moving
This cloud-based maintenance management software keeps maintenance people on the run, speeding up productivity.
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TECH FLASH

When batching systems no longer keep up

Regulatory requirements demand that batch software provide electronic recordkeeping
Sometimes no amount of patching and custom coding can match the scheduling and recordkeeping capabilities of a new batch system.
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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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2014 October

The October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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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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