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TECH FLASH

Keeping key performance indicators in context

Treating key performance indicators as isolated values is a common mistake.
March 26, 2013

To get the most out of KPIs, incorporate them into the rest of your operation’s analytics.


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Tech Update: Wireless Applications

Eliminate wires and legwork with radio communications

Wireless systems help alleviate plant installation obstructions and provide cost efficiencies. With FSMA looming, it’s time to get moving to support electronic recordkeeping with wireless capabilities.
March 6, 2013

Look around you. You probably have operating parameters you’d like to measure and track to satisfy the requirements of regulators, especially with FDA getting serious about implementing parts of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).


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Improving SCADA and industrial control systems

Everyone agrees security for industrial systems should be easier to deploy and more effective.
February 26, 2013

One improvement would be implementation of better standards for information exchange between security systems.


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TECH FLASH

Real-time visibility of OEE quality metrics separates industry winners from losers

How can operations continue to improve after obvious measures have been taken?
February 26, 2013

Operations with real-time visibility of quality metrics outperform those that don’t.


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TECH FLASH

Selecting the best temperature measurement and control systems for your plant

PID, data acquisition and programmable logic controller systems all have benefits and drawbacks.
February 26, 2013

Depending on an operation’s needs, one or a combination of systems may be best.


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TECH FLASH

Connecting ERP with HACCP, LIMS and PLM systems

For farm-to-fork control of products, build your ERP system on your HACCP plan and connect it with lab and product lifecycle systems.
January 28, 2013
For farm-to-fork control of products, build your ERP system on your HACCP plan and connect it with lab and product lifecycle systems.
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TECH FLASH

Vibratory sieves improve productivity and product purity for bakery ingredient supplier

Following successful trials to check-screen bakery ingredients, Zeelandia purchased two Russell Compact sieves to boost productivity and ensure hygiene standards.
January 28, 2013
Following successful trials to check-screen bakery ingredients, Zeelandia purchased two Russell Compact sieves to boost productivity and ensure hygiene standards.
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TECH FLASH

SPS IPC Drives Exhibition launches sercos III

New tools and capabilities were on display at the convention.
January 28, 2013
New tools and capabilities were on display at the convention.
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Future manufacturing

Food Plant 2023: Rise of the Visual Factory

January 7, 2013

If the past is prologue, production of food and beverage products will look a lot different in 10 years than it does today.


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Plant Profile

Making ice cream the safe way

January 7, 2013

Safety first, then efficiency. That’s how Safeway makes packaged ice cream and frozen novelties at its plant in Bellevue, WA. Lean manufacturing principles guide the business.


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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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THE MAGAZINE

Food Engineering Magazine

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2014 April

Catch a preview of the Powder and Bulk Show in this April 2014 edition of Food Engineering. Also, be sure to check out a coffee stick making a real stir and a major advancement in the the pet food industry.
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