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Flexible Manufacturing: The Automation Conundrum

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Flexibility is an increasingly important attribute, but manufacturing professionals must strike a balance between the need for high-speed automation and production adaptability.
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Expanded conference sessions help processors do it faster, better, cheaper and safer.
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Legacy Systems: Weighing the Costs, Benefits and Risks

By Olin Thompson, Contributing Editor
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Most replacement systems will, or at least should, provide marginal benefits over your legacy system.
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The State of Food Manufacturing

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Staff expansions and production efficiencies are bright spots in an industry feeling the effects of economic forces beyond its control.
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Editor's Note: Calling all innovators

By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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Now is the time to begin preparing your entry for FE’s top honor, the 30th Annual Plant of the Year award.
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Engineering R&D: GE salmon swim upstream

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Genetically engineered grains are mainstream, but gene splicing in livestock remains experimental. A Boston area biotechnology firm hopes to change that and end its 18-year quest for commercial approval.
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PACK EXPO Preview

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Offering a customer-centric approach, Las Vegas show continues to grow.
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The World's Top 100 Food & Beverage Companies - 2011

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Growth in emerging markets is driving activity, despite the need for manufacturers to tackle economic challenges, cut costs, ensure operational efficiency and decrease environmental impact.
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Performance Tools for Continuous Improvement

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Altering processes and procedures requires human involvement, but that doesn’t preclude technical support for continuous improvement efforts.
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Tech Update: Robotics

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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After they’ve proved their worth in secondary packaging and grunt applications, robots are slowly making inroads for jobs closer to the process. 
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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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FE September 2014

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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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