Dry Processing

Bulg bag discharger

Material Transfer’s Material Master bulk bag discharging system provides sealed discharge of fine, dusty powders.
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Rotary valve

Coperion Corp.’s USDA Dairy Grading Branch-approved and certified rotary valve/rotary airlock works in the production of food, pet food and dairy grade powders.
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Sanitary bulk bag dump batching system

Flexicon’s combination bulk bag and manual dump batching system weighs bulk materials that are discharged from bulk bags and/or manually dumped from sacks, boxes and other containers, and empties the batch into mobile storage bins.
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Controller aids product flow

Thayer Scale’s Bridge Breaker controller (BBC) is a self-contained unit capable of operating a variety of flow-aid devices (FADs) for the purpose of ensuring material flows freely through a hopper, bin or silo at variable flow rates.
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Check weighers

Hardy Instruments’ Enviro checkweighers and bench scales withstand high-pressure, high-temperature washdown environments, and are NTEP Class III certified. Made of 304 SS, the checkweighers feature an IP69K-rated housing.
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Size/density separator

Kason Corporation’s Vibro-Air size/density separator simultaneously employs vibratory screening and airflow to remove fines and chaff from grain products.
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Processor saves money buying in bulk

Bulk-bag discharger allows the purchase of 1-ton bags of ingredients instead of multiple, smaller and more costly bags.
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Gravimetric feeder control

The Model HI 1756-FC single-feeder control module mounts directly into an Allen-Bradley ControlLogix chassis. 
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Explosion-proof drum discharger/feeder

The explosion-proof drum discharging and feeding system inverts drums of dusty powders and meters the material into an existing screener.
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Bulk-bag discharge system

The SacMaster bulk-bag discharge system’s design accommodates bag tensioning, hoist or forklift loading, height adjustability and the manufacturer’s “Posi-Flow” agitation system.
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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.


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 September

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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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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