Food Engineering

As seen in Food Engineering January 1975<br> Showfloor stopper

September 9, 2003




FE’s vote for the most imaginative display at the National Canners Association Expo goes to the Foxboro Company and its computer simulated food plant. Shown are visitors hovering over cathode ray tubes and printouts in the remote process control computer terminal. This communicated with a FOX 2/10 process control computer, which, on command from a keyboard, graphically displayed process flow schemes as well as critical trends in plant operation data. To see activity in a complete automatic food formulation subsystem for example, the visitors simply keyed the request in. He could then interrogate the operating system and gain visual and printout recordings of materials flow rate, yield, etc. This is how the food plant of tomorrow may be observed and supervised from a remote computer terminal in a distant building.