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Engineering R&D: Sensors for a digital world

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Advances in sensor technology are bringing industrially hardened detectors with on-board electronics to food and beverage processors.
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Goya Foods upgrades its supply chain software performance

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When manual methods could no longer keep up with 1,600 products, six plants and 14 DCs, it was time for an automated supply chain system.

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Boost productivity and profit by using a battery management system

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Distribution centers using battery-powered forklifts and pallet trucks can reduce their battery count with an automated battery management system.

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Flexible Manufacturing: The Automation Conundrum

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Flexibility is an increasingly important attribute, but manufacturing professionals must strike a balance between the need for high-speed automation and production adaptability.
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PROCESS EXPO Preview

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Expanded conference sessions help processors do it faster, better, cheaper and safer.
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Legacy Systems: Weighing the Costs, Benefits and Risks

By Olin Thompson, Contributing Editor
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Most replacement systems will, or at least should, provide marginal benefits over your legacy system.
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The State of Food Manufacturing

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Staff expansions and production efficiencies are bright spots in an industry feeling the effects of economic forces beyond its control.
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Editor's Note: Calling all innovators

By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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Now is the time to begin preparing your entry for FE’s top honor, the 30th Annual Plant of the Year award.
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Field devices find common ground

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FDT Group, Fieldbus Foundation, HART Communication Foundation, PROFIBUS & PROFINET International and OPC Foundation founded a company to establish an organization to manage a common single solution for device integration (FDI).

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Conference at PACK EXPO strengthened by leading industry groups & CPG-led sessions

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Presenting CPGs include Coca-Cola, General Mills, and Bush Brothers & Co.

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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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FE September 2014

2014 September

The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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