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CMMS simplifies maintenance management and regulatory reporting

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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

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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

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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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

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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

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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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

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

By Jaan Koel, Contributing Editor
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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

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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

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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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Machine safety expert to speak at ABB program

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JB Titus will talk about using functional safety as part of a machine safety program.
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2014 September

The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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