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Green Manufacturing: Software Tracks Sustainability

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Take action now to reduce consumption by monitoring energy usage in real time.
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Conveying Systems

By Jaan Koel, Contributing Editor
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Every process needs connectivity-the right “circulation system” to provide optimum hygiene, flexibility, fast changeovers and ease of maintenance at the lowest possible cost.
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Sanitary Plant Design: The New Meaning of Clean

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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With industry attention riveted on improved food safety, sanitary design of plants is front and center.
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Editor's Note: Turn a missed opportunity into a manufacturing solution

By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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As I’m writing this month’s Editor’s Note, I’m working in my office after just reviewing the evaluation forms from the Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo (FA&M) held in early April.
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Engineering R&D: Gen II for biofuels

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Commodity prices and a credit crunch sidelined the first wave of biofuel plants, but process inefficiencies also played a role. The next generation of ethanol producers won’t make the same mistake.
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Editor's Note: Come hell and high water

By Joyce Fassl, Editor-in-Chief
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As we have sadly learned, no one nation, person or business is immune from the wrath of Mother Nature.
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Engineering R&D: Research as continuous improvement

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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More than half a century has passed since Bettcher’s electric trimmer debuted, but engineers continue the pursuit of design improvement.
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Plant of the Year: Shearer's Foods Rethinks the Food Plant

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Some additional upfront cost already is paying dividends to this manufacturing organization, with the biggest returns yet to come.
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Reuse's Dollars and Sense

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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For food and beverage companies focused on water recycling and landfill reduction, the effort yields solid financial returns.
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Food Safety Audits: Meeting the Certification Challenge Head On

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Certification programs under the GFSI umbrella are taking root in North America , though not without some growing pains and process changes for food manufacturers.
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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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