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Single-head capper

December 1, 2007
Intended for use on large containers, New England Machinery’s NESHC single-head, continuous motion capping system provides positive chuck cap application for straight, secure caps.
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Entry-level checkweigher

December 1, 2007
Economical yet accurate, Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed’s XC3 entry-level checkweigher is compact in size and suited for existing installations or movement between multiple production lines.
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Compostable/biodegradable films

December 1, 2007
Made from a blend with a high percentage of polylactic acid, Ampac Flexibles’ Apex 3000 SF renewable compostable/biodegradable films pass the ASTM D 6400 standard and are FDA-compliant for food contact.
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Printing systems

December 1, 2007
Greydon’s offline printing system is capable of printing up to four colors on either side of a substrate.
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Valve bag sealer

December 1, 2007
Incorporating the latest ultrasonic technology, Taylor’s TRU Seal ultrasonic valve bag sealer works with Taylor valve bagging equipment.
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Infrared thermometer

December 1, 2007
Designed to optimize continuous temperature monitoring in a range of manufacturing processes, Raytek’s XR infrared thermometer is a NEMA 4, sealed, single-piece system.
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Variable-frequency detector

December 1, 2007
Built to withstand harsh operating environments, Loma’s IQ3+ variable-frequency metal detector has a touch screen driven by graphics that simplify communication and operation.
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Programmable automation controller

December 1, 2007
A fully functioning ControlLogix programmable automation controller, Rockwell’s GuardLogix has safety integrity level 3 features that allow users to perform safety and standard control within a single project.
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Thermal transfer overprinter

December 1, 2007
Designed for marking flexible packaging, Videojet’s DataFlex Plus thermal transfer overprinter prints up to 40 in. (1,000mm)/sec. and code in excess of 425 packages/min. 
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Programmable controller

December 1, 2007
Telemecanique Modicon M340 programmable automation controller offers real-time logic solving, as well as communication, motion and database/manipulation capabilities in multiple programming environments.
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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.


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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Tyson Foods made headlines announcing the company intends to acquire Hillshire Brands in a deal valued at $8.55 billion. Do you think the acquisition for will be beneficial for meat and poultry processors?
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The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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