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TECH FLASH

Biscuit company improves reliability of process control

New machinery offers reliable drives and high dosing accuracy.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Reliability is the most desired quality in drive selection.


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TECH FLASH

Account for these 13 firewall limitations to prevent attacks

Attackers use numerous methods to bypass security barriers.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Be prepared for the threat with firewall security.


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TECH FLASH

Are your industrial networks vulnerable to cyber attack?

Increasingly complex network systems can make preventing and detecting attacks more difficult.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Poor security can mean lost revenue and brand integrity.


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Sustainability

Energy management: crunching the numbers

Reducing energy usage is an ongoing practice, requiring education and continuing efforts by everyone in the organization.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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There are many paths toward reducing energy and utility usage at plants—some are obvious, but some are not and require the help of consultants and suppliers.


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TECH FLASH

Automation for waste and wastewater treatment a growing market

Aging infrastructure and emerging economies mean investment in wastewater is needed.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Automation suppliers can play a role in meeting wastewater challenges.


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Avoiding common alarming issues in your operation

Poorly configured systems can overwhelm operators.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Many different food manufacturing contexts can benefit from proper alarming procedures.


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TECH FLASH

ARC publishes global service supplier selection guide

The guide contains both selection criteria and workflow steps for choosing a service company.
By Shane O'Halloran
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It is designed to help industrial organizations make quicker, more informed decisions.


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TECH FLASH

sercos international to present new technologies

A new approach to integrating machinery is designed for less complexity.
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A common infrastructure allows sercos telegrams, CIP messages and TCP/IP telegrams to run on a single cable.


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TECH FLASH

Critical infrastructure and cybersecurity receive executive attention

President Obama issued an executive order on cybersecurity.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The document outlines a Cybersecurity Framework to address new risks.


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TECH FLASH

Keeping key performance indicators in context

Treating key performance indicators as isolated values is a common mistake.
By Shane O'Halloran
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To get the most out of KPIs, incorporate them into the rest of your operation’s analytics.


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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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