Automation

Automated oriental noodle manufacturing line does it all

The fine-tuned line facilitates quick changeovers and improves efficiency.

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Print-on-demand isn't just for books

Print-on-demand provides quick brand repositioning and helps with track-and-trace as well.

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Databases: The perfect complement to PLCs

If you’re concerned about pulling historical data for regulatory purposes, add a relational database to your PLC.

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Plastic cooling pipes keep refrigerant cooler at Lindt

Lindt & Sprüngli’s contractor chose a pre-insulated, energy-efficient plastic piping system that was easy to install in its refrigerated logistics center.

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EC extends time for machine builders to meet safety standards

Machinery makers given an additional 24 months to comply to EN ISO 13849-1 and EN/IEC 62061The European Commission (EC) extended the deadline for transition from EN 954-1 until December 31,
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Putting a robot to work

Source: Fanuc Robotics. The new robot saves time, improves accuracy for EriezDue to an increasing workload, Eriez purchased a sophisticated robotic welder designed to improve efficiency, maintain accuracy and more
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EtherCAT plugs into the US

First North-American interoperability meeting was held in Austin, TXThe first North American EtherCAT Plug Fest, hosted by Austin, TX-based National Instruments, featured more than 20 experts from 11 EtherCAT Technology
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Real-time fieldbus moving faster in Europe

Fieldbus reduces cabling, simplifies networkingWith features such as high functionality, reduced cabling, simple networking and easy maintenance, fieldbus devices have significant growth opportunities in the process automation market in Europe,
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Ethernet, wireless or serial factory automation networks

Industrial Ethernet networks can save on wiringFactory automation (FA) networks play an increasingly integral role in the OEM machinery and production lines that typify discrete manufacturing, says a study entitled,
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Energy, security focus of ISA EXPO 2009

How safe are the nation's industrial control systems?The ISA EXPO 2009 technical conference featured six conference tracks centered on key issues facing instrumentation, automation, and control professionals, including safety, security,
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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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FE September 2014

2014 September

The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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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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