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Engineering R&D: New solution for slaughter

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Systems development can create strange bedfellows. Take, for example, the alliance between an Alabama road construction firm and food scientists addressing animal welfare issues.
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Tech Update: Filling Equipment

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Faster fill times are nice, but a host of other considerations also are part of manufacturers’ value calculations. Those needs are evident in the systems being developed.
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Options Abound in High-Speed Door Technology

By Jaan Koel, Contributing Editor
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Processors have special needs when it comes to staff and materials entering and leaving, as well as separating critical operations and zones in the plant.
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Editor's Note: Embracing the new methods of manufacturing leadership

By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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The days of management by walking around the plant are long gone, and more collaborative work sessions and wireless tools will be embraced by future manufacturing leadership.
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9th Annual Replacement Parts Survey

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Food Engineering readers provide insight into how their companies are recalibrating inventory needs to meet production demands.
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34th Annual Plant Construction Survey

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Projects surge slightly as processors find value to be gained in upgrading existing facilities.
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Tech Update: Energy-Efficient Refrigeration

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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There’s no complacency when it comes to driving down operating costs for food companies’ refrigeration systems.
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Multifunctionality Delivered

By Olin Thompson, Contributing Editor
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Track & trace systems can do more than satisfy regulators; they can improve products, operations and relationships with customers and consumers.
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Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference Report

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Need-to-know manufacturing concepts and professional contacts kept food professionals engaged during the annual Food Engineering conference.
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Engineering R&D: The insect management challenge

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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With chemical fumigants facing an uncertain future, a small group of scientists are investigating fresh approaches to insect management in stored grains.
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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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