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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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Connect to your dryer on the Internet

IPSO Alliance IPSO Alliance announces certification and compliance initiative for IP-based "Smart Objects"The Internet Protocol for Smart Objects (IPSO) Alliance announced a new compliance and certification program to accelerate the
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Sweet Eddie's puts new wraps on its rolls

To keep pace with the influx of business, Sweet Eddie’s required new wrapping and date coding equipment that would improve its overall line efficiency.

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Software helps dairy link R&D with manufacturing data

Wells’ Dairy required more robust data capture than that offered by traditional paper recording, plus the ability to capture information at the point of invention for the establishment and defense of potential intellectual property.

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Dairy integrates plant intelligence with ERP

Dairy Crest integrated its plant control system with its Oracle ERP with the help of system integrator, FMA Process Engineering. Source: FMA Process Engineering. The system provides total traceability
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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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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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