Processing

Field Reports

Brewery minimizes downtime with controls update

Two obsolete PLCs were replaced by a modern controller while the original I/O was kept, thanks to a new control network gateway.
Whether it’s football in the US or rugby in Great Britain, the two sports have one thing in common: Many of their spectators like beer.


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Tech Update

Tech Update: A solution for all sizes

State-of-the-art size reduction equipment provides processors not only with high throughput, but improved food safety, sanitation, accuracy and value.
To appreciate how important food size reduction is to eating, you only need to think about what goes on in your own kitchen.


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TECH FLASH

Rising baking & snack consumption offers opportunities for manufacturers

Zeroing in on critical trends to turn industry growth into sales growth

Baking and snack brand owners must update their processing and packaging operations with technologies that position them ahead of the curve.


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Field Reports

Conveyor belting should be seen and not heard

When belting runs quietly, there’s little wear, and that means long life and very little downtime.
Table Talk Pies, located in Worcester, MA since 1938, makes those four-in. round pies that, if you live in the Northeast, you’ve probably have had the opportunity to try.


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Engineering R&D

The fantastic voyage of a temperature probe

Best way to measure the internal process temperature of a cooking stage: Send an RFID probe through the process piping!
Measuring the internal temperature or the doneness of any product as it travels through a continuous cooking system is not an easy task.


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Nonthermal Processing

Nonthermal processing boosts taste, textural and nutritional benefits

Between high-pressure processing, ultrasound, irradiation and pulsed light, there’s an option for almost any application.


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Engineering R&D

In-shift pathogen test reduces time to market

Based on novel technology, a recent approach to pathogen testing eliminates the enrichment phase of assays, which means getting results before a shift is over.
Listeria—it’s seems like it’s everywhere.


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Financial & Insurance Services

Helping processors grow and prosper

Your financial and insurance services partners must know the basics of your business and its nuances as well.
Every company involved in creating, distributing and selling food has a keen interest in accessing capital.


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Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference 2014

Integrating leading edge-automation with operational excellence

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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Lubricants

Special supplement on lubricants: Making the grade

Food-grade, NSF H1 lubes are tough and getting tougher, and better, all the time.
If it weren’t for lubricants, not much of anything would happen. Machines would seize up, cars would break down, and food production and—and safety—would come to a halt.


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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.

Podcasts

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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Food Engineering

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2014 October

The October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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