Articles Tagged with ''maintenance''

10th Annual Replacement Parts Survey: Intelligent Maintenance Best Practices

July 5, 2012

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

July 5, 2012

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

June 8, 2012

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

May 25, 2012
OEM machine builder needed a simpler way of customizing machines for end-users.
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Efficient transport, precise delivery

May 3, 2012
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

April 5, 2012
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

April 5, 2012
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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TECH FLASH

Machine safety expert to speak at ABB program

March 27, 2012
JB Titus will talk about using functional safety as part of a machine safety program.
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Food-grade lubricants come of age

Past trade-offs between performance and safety have disappeared
March 7, 2012
Food production consists of a vast array of equipment—pumps, mixers, oven chain drives, tanks, pipes, conveyor systems, compressors, automatic doors and many other units and systems.


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Outsource production maintenance?

February 23, 2012
Keeping equipment running around the clock and a shortage of skilled maintenance people put the squeeze on processors.
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