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Program encourages children to pursue engineering careers

ABB launches STEM exhibit in Raleigh to embrace science and engineering.
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Children’s hands-on engineering learning experience opens at museum after $1 million grant from ABB.


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Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference 2014

Integrating leading edge-automation with operational excellence

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Food and beverage companies are facing an increasingly competitive environment that demands familiarity with leading-edge automation and processing and packaging solutions.


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Sercos announces new board of directors

Six new members elected to the board, Bürger named chairman
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Organization selects new members at its Hannover Fair meeting.


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Machine vision and the automated warehouse

Highly automated warehouses can increase efficiencies with technologies underpinned by machine vision systems
By Shane O'Halloran
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Lower prices and improved capabilities have made vision systems a viable economic choice for many warehouse and distribution centers.


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Rockwell Automation expands PartnerNetwork Program

Program welcomes approximately 12 new companies
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Company says new additions will help solve manufacturing and automation challenges.


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Field Reports

DIY: Automating a donut line

Mel-O-Cream Donuts designed a simple yet robust automated packaging and labeling line to replace a manual system.
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Founded in 1932 as a retail shop in Springfield, IL, Mel-O-Cream International manufactures bakery products, primarily for wholesale distribution to supermarkets and bakeries.


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TECH FLASH

For faster order fulfillment, consider software-driven automated picking

Improved workflow processes and automation technologies can provide immediate improvements.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Benefits include improved picking accuracy, time reduction and improved ergonomics.


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HART Communication Foundation introduces newest communication option, HART-IP

The new technology allows HART data to be delivered at Ethernet speeds.
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TECH FLASH

Industrial automation equipment market poised for strong growth

IHS technology predicts growth of around 7 percent, up from 3.4 percent in 2013.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Growth was even weaker in 2012, but market conditions appear to be turning around.


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Industrial packaging manufacturers look to innovation to keep prices down

Low-cost recycled materials and new logistics strategies are helping manufacturers deal with new challenges.
By Shane O'Halloran
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A serious supply shortage is placing pressure on manufacturers.


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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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2014 August

The August 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how your operation could be doing more to create a culture of employee engagement. Also, read more on how your business and insurance partners must know the basics of your business and its nuances as well.

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