Automation

Editor's Note: Seeking innovation?

January 1, 2011
True innovation is within your reach. One of the best ways to achieve it is by networking with food industry colleagues in an educational atmosphere.
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Automated Data Collection: Rapid Reporting On Demand

January 1, 2011
Tablet PCs, PDAs and even Kindles are replacing clipboards for manufacturers migrating to automated data collection systems for quality control, including HACCP checkpoints.
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Plant Profile: Filling Local Demand

January 1, 2011
Flexible new Kleinpeter Farms Dairy ice cream facility mixes up homegrown success.
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Tech Update: Non-Thermal Processing

January 1, 2011
As consumers desire fresher tasting food, the challenge for processors is to produce bacteria-free products while maintaining flavor, color and texture.
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KeHE DC sees 300 percent productivity gain with automated material handling system

December 8, 2010
Natural food industry giant’s Allentown, PA distribution center achieves 99.9 percent order accuracy and cuts operating costs per square foot in half.

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Fieldbus Foundation announces first registered devices implementing advanced field diagnostics

December 8, 2010
New diagnostics technology will optimize plant asset management programs.

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König Brewery maximizes uptime with the right sensors

November 8, 2010
Having to readjust the mounting locations for proximity sensors as machine parts wear wastes time and can cause poor product quality.

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A simpler solution for a clean machine design

November 8, 2010
This frankfurter machine maker switched to totally enclosed SS motors rather than using open motors that had to be protected from washdown environments.

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Nutritional supplements company streamlines DC with automated pick system

November 8, 2010
The system incorporates pick-to-light, voice and RF picking systems integrated with pick software to handle full-case and split-case SKUs.

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New technology improves microwave-cooked, processed food

October 12, 2010
A partnership with food processors and microwave manufacturers lets company create software that gets microwave cooking right.

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