Automation

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

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

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

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

This high-speed protocol meets SIL1 through SIL3 safety standards.

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Update: Malware affects Siemens WinCC and PCS7 equipment

The unwanted software’s main purpose may be industrial espionage.

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Produce grower finds magnetic solution

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

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Printing labels on the fly

In the past, a packager had to have printing plates made outside, resulting in difficult and costly changes. Now, a keyboard and the press of a button activate the print jobs.

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ERP connects the "global village"

McCain Foods needed an ERP system that could pull together its global manufacturing base, financial management, supply chain and innovation components.

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Produce supply chain solutions require networks of traceability providers, growers and label converters

A uniquely printed label for each produce container allows supply chain parties and the consumer to get full data on the produce’s origin.

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Decreasing energy usage with SERCOS

For machine builders using SERCOS real-time communications, there are some methods that can be implemented to reduce energy consumption.

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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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2014 December

In the December 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about our Fabulous Food Plant feature on the Chelten House, a new facility in Las Vegas.

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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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