Automation

TECH FLASH

New ISA99 standard addresses risks of IT cybersecurity solutions

As industrial automation and controls systems become more complex, so do vulnerabilities.
August 28, 2013

A new security standard describes best practices for implementing cybersecurity solutions.


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TECH FLASH

ARC Advisory Group announces Industry Forum 2014 agenda

Those responsible for evaluating new technologies and best practices should attend.
August 28, 2013

The event will feature more than 10 programs and 35 sessions.


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TECH FLASH

Cybersecurity tech pack now available for download

The pack includes a variety of resources to help operators improve cybersecurity defenses.
August 28, 2013

Technical papers and two complete reference books are included.


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TECH FLASH

New hyperspectral sensor-based system for potato processors helps sorting

The technology can help identify problems in a potato’s chemical composition before processing.
August 14, 2013
By identifying issues like sugar ends before cooking, processors save time and money.
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Robotics

Is there a robot in your line’s future?

Robots aren’t all things to all people, but in the right place, they can be a big time and labor saver.
August 7, 2013

 Robots can help increase overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), which improves a processor’s bottom line. 


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TECH FLASH

Case history: Animal crackers get chocolate-covered makeover

When Stauffer’s needed baggers and scales for chocolate enrobing, they travelled to PACK EXPO Las Vegas.
July 30, 2013

New chocolate-enrobed crackers have been so popular, the baggers and scales run 24 hours a day.


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TECH FLASH

Calculating the ROI of pneumatic conveyers

Pneumatic conveyers can help operations engineer hazards and ergonomic inefficiencies out of process manufacturing.
July 30, 2013
Could your operation’s bottom line benefit from pneumatic conveyers by reducing workplace injuries and increasing line speed?
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TECH FLASH

Give SPC a role in your plant

While SPC isn’t a panacea for all process ills, it can help you fine-tune your process to assure greater product consistency.
July 30, 2013

SPC can also be used in controlling HACCP parameters.


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TECH FLASH

Hey! You! Get onto my cloud!: Manufacturers scramble for cloud ERP solutions

Cloud manufacturing is catching on, and ERP providers are increasing their offerings.
June 26, 2013

Processors big and small are hoping to catch the wave on the new technology.


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TECH FLASH

ARC releases supplier selection guides for MAC and SIS

Main automation contractors and safety instrumented system selection are essential in many operations.
June 26, 2013

Guides include selection criteria and guided workflow steps for selecting the proper MAC or SIS supplier.


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Fabulous Food Plant: Paramount Citrus

Learn more about this fabulous food plant in Food Engineering's article, found here.

Podcasts

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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