Articles Tagged with ''maintenance''

New technologies boost plant safety

Plant explosions often grab the news headlines, but dust explosions in grain handling facilities and other plant mishaps don’t always make the national news.
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CMMS simplifies maintenance management and regulatory reporting

Logistics provider uses CMMS to keep on top of maintenance and meet FDA regulatory demands.
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June: Tough time for Chinese dairy products

Two incidents reported by China Daily show high level of chemical contaminants in dairy-based products.


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10th Annual Replacement Parts Survey: Intelligent Maintenance Best Practices

For an accurate reflection of trends in maintenance management and parts and components inventory practices, Food Engineering asks the front-line professionals.


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A machine is only as good as its ball bearings

A new set of bearings changes the least-reliable machine to the most-reliable machine in the plant.


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No coffee break for this conveyor

Processor finally replaces conveyor’s wire rope which had performed flawlessly for 14 years—twice its expected lifetime.


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Simplifying candy machine controls

OEM machine builder needed a simpler way of customizing machines for end-users.
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Efficient transport, precise delivery

No longer one size fits all, today’s conveyor belting choices enhance hygiene, product release and overall plant efficiency.


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Cast iron rotary airlock valves

ACS Valves’ line of cast-iron, rotary airlock valves features the ACS RotorRail that enables tool-less access to the rotor and all internal surfaces of the housing without time-consuming disassembly of the rotor or the removal from service of upstream or downstream equipment commonly associated with standard valve configurations.


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USDA rotary valves

GEA Nu-Con rotary valves are specifically designed to comply with USDA requirements and to meet the requirements of the dairy industry.


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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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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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