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Vertical blender

Designed for the gentle blending and drying of powders, Ross’s vertical blender has a mixing screw that rotates around the periphery of the cone, and simultaneously lifts materials from the bottom to the top of the blender.
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Eco-friendly films

A durable polyethylene-based product, Automated Packaging’s EarthAware biodegradable bag film has a proprietary additive that causes biodegradation in 9 months to 5 years, depending on exposure conditions; the film biodegrades only when in contact with other biodegrading materials. 
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Modular conveyors

Modular in design, Dorner’s 5200 Series QWIK conveyors are easily modified to meet changing applications, and can be shortened or extended by 1 person in as little as 10 minutes.
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Benchtop filling

Offering the functionality and versatility of a fully automatic filling system, Filamatics’ AdaptaFil benchtop, semi-automatic filling machine features 4 changeover metering systems (peristaltic, gear, lobe and piston pumps), electronic networking capabilities and user-friendly controls in a stainless steel package about the size of a microwave.
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Energy-efficient conveyor

Engineered to be compact yet powerful, PIAB’s C2100-64 conveyor hygienically conveys powder and bulk materials in spaces with very low ceilings or limited space. 
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Energy-saving valves

Single- and double-solenoid ISO 5599/I units, Ross Controls’ W60 EnergySaver 5-port, 2-position, sub-base mounted valves supply full line pressure to port 4 and reduced pressure to port 2, returning the cylinder with less pressure and reducing compressed air consumption.
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Wall boot

Designed to seal wall and ceiling penetrations in sanitary processing environments, CSI’s white silicone and 316 stainless steel Pipetite flexible, self-sealing wall boot fits around a tube or pipe and fastens to a wall or ceiling, forming a flexible seal that can accommodate movement without cracking.
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Rotary case palletizer

Handling up to 8 different SKUs of product at the same time, FleetwoodGoldcoWyard’s robotic rotary case palletizer is designed for companies that palletize multi-product rainbow packaging or have multiple lines feeding a common palletizer; it can handle an array of case sizes and patterns at the same time.
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In-line palletizers

Suitable for handling small finished case sizes, multiple product formats and complex patterns, FKI’s PL-950 Series hybrid in-line palletizers use 1 or more robotic arms for pattern forming.  
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Sustainble packaging materials

Unifoil’s film- and foil-free, non-laminated UniLustre and Holographic UniLustre sustainable packaging materials support sustainability initiatives and reduce carbon footprints.
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Plant of the Year 2015

Mars Chocolate was chosen as Food Engineering’s 2015 Plant of the Year. The first new Mars candy plant in North America in 35 years is not only LEED Gold certified, it’s highly automated as well.

Podcasts

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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2015 April

The April 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the Plant of the Year: Mars Chocolate. The first new Mars chocolate candy plant in North America in 35 years is not only LEED Gold certified, it’s highly automated as well.

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