Automation

Engineering R&D: What's printing for dinner?

March 1, 2011
3D printers have followed the path of mainframe computers: unrealized potential related to unaffordable access. Thanks to a serendipitous food application, 3D is morphing into a PC.
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Bottling company sees 2 percent efficiency improvement in five months

February 3, 2011
Implementing factory floor software let operators take ownership of performance and make significant improvements.

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Plan metal detection and conveying systems carefully

February 3, 2011
Processors that buy metal detection systems without due consideration to e conveying systems could find integration more difficult.

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Asset Management: Aligning Man and Machine

February 1, 2011
A coordinated approach to asset management has value for facilities, equipment and the people responsible for both.
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Poultry Processing: Tender Birds, Tougher Challenges

January 1, 2011
Despite improvements in technology, poultry processors are taking it on the chin with environmental issues and the rising costs of water and energy.
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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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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.

Podcasts

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 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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