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Laser sorter

December 1, 2007
Designed for fresh-cut products, as well as a variety of fresh and frozen vegetables and potato products, Key’s FluoRaptor fluorescence-sensing laser sorter detects and removes defects, extraneous vegetable matter and foreign material based on color, size, shape and differing levels of chlorophyll. 
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Ball valve locking handle

November 4, 2007
Asahi’s pad-lockable handle for its Type 21 ball valves prevents unauthorized cycling of the valve and serves as a position indicator, demonstrating the current state of the valve.
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Plug-and-run system

November 4, 2007
Krones’ stainless steel plug-and-run system for AirCo air conveyors has pneumatic components with fully assembled hosing and mounted shaft supports.
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Pallet walker system

November 4, 2007
Keith’s pallet walker system loads a 53-ft. trailer in less than five minutes and unloads trailers as well.
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Contact-free position sensors

November 4, 2007
Macro Sensors’ RS 1500-120 series of fractional-turn, contactless, rotary position sensors measure the angular displacement of rotating elements such as quarter-turn ball and butterfly valves, airflow dampers and diverter gates used in packaging machinery.  
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Carton stock adhesive

November 4, 2007
National Adhesives’ Easy-Pac X 34-265 low-temperature adhesive provides tack for very dense corrugated and carton stock package sealing operations.
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Custom airlocks

November 4, 2007
Airlanco custom airlocks can be used with pneumatic systems, gravity feeds and volumetric discharge devices. 
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Contract management module

November 4, 2007
CSB-System’s contract management module manages administrative contracts for the food industry, allowing maintenance of business process-unrelated contracts, such as leases, loans or maintenance agreements.
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Mobile wastewater treatment unit

November 4, 2007
N.A. Water’s mobile wastewater treatment unit is self-contained on a 48-ft. truck trailer that can be transported to any industrial site to test the effectiveness of NEOSEP immersed membrane bioreactor technology. 
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Quality management system

November 4, 2007
Horizons’ quality management system version 2.0 integrates with Microsoft Dynamics GP and Horizons Manufacturing Suite to support quality control data collection in real time and focuses on providing Excel-based data exports that speed data analysis for quality assurance purposes.  
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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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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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