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Rockwell Automation expands PartnerNetwork Program

Program welcomes approximately 12 new companies
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Company says new additions will help solve manufacturing and automation challenges.


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DIY: Automating a donut line

Mel-O-Cream Donuts designed a simple yet robust automated packaging and labeling line to replace a manual system.
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Founded in 1932 as a retail shop in Springfield, IL, Mel-O-Cream International manufactures bakery products, primarily for wholesale distribution to supermarkets and bakeries.


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For faster order fulfillment, consider software-driven automated picking

Improved workflow processes and automation technologies can provide immediate improvements.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Benefits include improved picking accuracy, time reduction and improved ergonomics.


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HART Communication Foundation introduces newest communication option, HART-IP

The new technology allows HART data to be delivered at Ethernet speeds.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Industrial automation equipment market poised for strong growth

IHS technology predicts growth of around 7 percent, up from 3.4 percent in 2013.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Growth was even weaker in 2012, but market conditions appear to be turning around.


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Industrial packaging manufacturers look to innovation to keep prices down

Low-cost recycled materials and new logistics strategies are helping manufacturers deal with new challenges.
By Shane O'Halloran
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A serious supply shortage is placing pressure on manufacturers.


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Case history: Yeast foam detected, overflow stopped

Yeast is an essential ingredient of the fermentation process for brewers, but it can also be a problem for the brewery.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Recently, Baumer helped the Carlsberg brewery solve a problem with leftover yeast from the fermentation process by using the CleverLevel switch.
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White House cybersecurity officials to speak at April seminar

The event is sponsored by the Automation Federation, ISA and the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Administration officials will discuss the recently unveiled US Cybersecurity Framework.


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ISA announces Cybersecurity Conference for June 2014

The conference will be held from June 9-14 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, MI.
By Shane O'Halloran
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It will be held as a sub-conference of THE BIG M Manufacturing Convergence.
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Control System Integrators Association Conference announces 2014 dates

CSIA’s conference is expected to draw more than 400 control system integration professionals from the US, Canada, Latin America and abroad.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Experts and members will speak on a variety of topics in 20 informational sessions.


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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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The August 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how your operation could be doing more to create a culture of employee engagement. Also, read more on how your business and insurance partners must know the basics of your business and its nuances as well.

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