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The Alchemy Systems SISTEM Coach mobile app helps conduct safety and productivity observations on the plant floor and validates safety training and compliance with standard operating procedures.


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Manufacturing News

Talking outside the box: Are we connected yet?

The industrial "internet of things" is close at hand—or already here.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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 The recent ARC Industry Forum, held in Orlando FL, described an “industrial Internet of Things” (IoT) as being close at hand. In fact, many of the technologies are already here, but some still need work to provide the services and security industrial operations need.  


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Automation

Cost containment: Using automation to help stop leaks

Everywhere you look, your cash flow is hemorrhaging. Integrated automation systems can show you where to start applying tourniquets.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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 You may be able to use a spreadsheet or home accounting program to get your household finances in order. But, there are so many places for cash to evaporate in a food or beverage plant, that unless you are using an integrated software system to track and focus every process, you may never know if leaks exist. 


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Dry Processing Technology

Bin level software

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BinMaster’s eBob software 5.2 version gathers real-time inventory data from storage bins.
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Manufacturing Intelligence

Manufacturing Intelligence: Using the right tools to make the right decisions

You may have an ERP system and industrial controls in place, but are you getting the key performance indicators needed to stay ahead of the competition?
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence software is a crucial tool.
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Field Reports

From clipboards to CMMS, maintenance is now a snap

Fish producer uses computerized maintenance management to handle production equipment, farm equipment and operator certifications.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Snow Island is a Nova Scotia-based salmon producer distinguished by its commitment to the environment and sustainable farming practices for raising salmon from egg to plate. The company gives its salmon extra room to grow, maintaining a 98.5 percent volume of water to 1.5 percent of fish in its pens and nets. And while many other operations house one million-plus fish per farm, Snow Island farms contain only 500,000.
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Technology Sourcebook

Workflow software

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 Integrating with existing automation and control systems, GE Intelligent Platforms Proficy Workflow Version 2.1 software guides operators through the right steps to take at the right time; it helps organizations replicate their best practices within a single plant or multiple locations.  


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Tech Update

Tech Update: QA/QC Instrumentation

The need for speed, accuracy and ease of use places demands on equipment suppliers.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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 Test results should be accurate and simple to understand. 


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Packaging

Know the recycling impact of your PET container

The PET Packaging Recycling Calculator app is free for iPhone and Android.
By Mikell Knights
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Packaging manufacturers continue to push performance boundaries, but oftentimes little consideration is given to the impact on the recycling stream.


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Maintenance Technology

Proactive maintenance management

Processors move from calendar-based checks and reports to condition monitoring of assets in real time.
By Mikell Knights
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 Predictive and preventive maintenance tools help to reduce unplanned downtimes of critical equipment.


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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 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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