Automation

TECH FLASH

FDI Cooperation, LLC advances toward a common path for field device integration

February 23, 2012
Five device network automation foundations establish a common technology for device information management.
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TECH FLASH

Outsource production maintenance?

February 23, 2012
Keeping equipment running around the clock and a shortage of skilled maintenance people put the squeeze on processors.
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New bottling plant fills 36,000 bottles per hour

January 27, 2012
Modern drive systems with integrated motors, gears, inverters and communications make distributed motion a must-have for bottling plants.
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TECH FLASH

Fine beverage processor cuts yearly electric bill by $121,000 with lighting retrofit

January 27, 2012
Energy audits revealed replacing aging lighting with energy-saving fluorescent lamps would pay off in three facilities.
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Meat processing plant eliminates toxic sanitizers and cleaners

January 27, 2012
New Hampshire bacon producer creates cleaning and sanitizing solutions onsite from salt, water and electricity.
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TECH FLASH

Food processor advances its continuous improvement program with X-ray technology.

January 27, 2012
New X-ray inspection system provides precision detection in quality control.
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CMMS keeps dairy equipment running efficiently

January 10, 2012
Software manages 1,500 pieces of equipment in four plants and cuts budgetary spending by 33 percent.


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Cyber-Security Guidelines for Industrial Ethernet

December 6, 2011
As manufacturers increase connectivity between plant floor and enterprise systems to boost productivity and reduce time to market, this interconnectivity can also bring undesirable security risks. ODVA (Open Device-Net Vendors Association) released a document that provides guidelines on how to minimize these risks.
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Fabulous Food Plant: Hormel's Progressive Processing plant is built for the long haul

December 6, 2011
Hormel’s Progressive Processing plant is built for the long haul. A quarter century had passed since Hormel Foods had commissioned a new production facility. In designing its Dubuque plant, engineers aimed to create a facility that would be contemporary for the next 25 years.
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Supply Chain: Demand-driven production

December 5, 2011
Mastery of the supply chain can yield tremendous cost savings for food companies, but only if production is aligned with what will sell in the months ahead.
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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.

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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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TYSON FOODS

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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