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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Software helps processor maintain food quality, safety

October 12, 2010
System provides quality monitoring and electronic documentation of programs.

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Processor puts open-source, Linux-based ERP put to the test

October 12, 2010
An aging ERP system that wasn’t open presented a major stumbling block to forward progress.

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Chef Paul Prudhomme's Magic Seasoning Blends consolidates manufacturing operations, installs automation

September 2, 2010
125,000-sq.-ft., highly automated plant outside of New Orleans manufactures the company’s extensive line of food seasonings.

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WirelessHART approved by the Europeans

September 2, 2010
The IEC Standard was approved by CENELEC as a European Standard without any modification.

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Trap and condensate optimization saves water and energy for West Coast brewery

August 12, 2010
Brewer cuts water usage by 5 million gallons and saves 305,000 therms annually.

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Safety protocol for EtherCAT accepted by IEC committees

August 12, 2010
This high-speed protocol meets SIL1 through SIL3 safety standards.

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Update: Malware affects Siemens WinCC and PCS7 equipment

July 19, 2010
The unwanted software’s main purpose may be industrial espionage.

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Produce grower finds magnetic solution

July 8, 2010
UK-based hydroponic salad produce grower needed a next-generation checkweigher/inspection system to provide safe and accurately weighed produce.

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