Case Studies & Field Reports

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Putting the freeze on nitrogen usage

Eliminating liquid nitrogen from the IQF process helps maintain raspberries at peak quality while saving money on consumable liquid nitrogen.
April 9, 2013

Enfield Farms, a Lynden, WA-based family-owned and operated business for more than 30 years, produces high-quality blueberries and raspberries, maintaining complete control over every aspect of its berry products.


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Processor grows out of accounting software

A simple accounting software package may serve initial needs, but company growth calls for more diversity and functionality—spell it ERP.
April 9, 2013

RM Foods has grown from a supplier to restaurants, El Torito and Acapulco, to a much larger customer base that now includes retailers and bigbox stores such as Trader Joe’s, Costco, Sam’s Club and Whole Foods.


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Honey processor coordinates bottle and package printing

New networked system eliminates manual keyboard entries, mistakes, rework and waste while improving throughput.
April 9, 2013

Dutch Gold Honey has grown into the largest family-owned honey company in the US. Located in Lancaster, PA, its products include 11 honey varietals, an organic honey and three varieties of maple syrup.


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Field Reports

Freezer ceiling fans keep the stalactites away

January 7, 2013

Ice forming on freezer ceilings is a food safety regulatory issue and a sign of energy waste.


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Organic mushroom producer automates track and trace

January 7, 2013

Producer meets PTI and FSMA objectives while elevating quality with a paperless electronic system.


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Making the most of a sticky situation

December 5, 2012

Fresh pizza dough likes to cling to trays and equipment, making it tough to clean them effectively by hand.


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Midwest pizza manufacturer increases production while freezing costs

December 5, 2012

A new cryogenic freezing tunnel uses less nitrogen and is easy to clean.


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Sausage maker streamlines shrinkwrapping on breakfast line

November 7, 2012
System upgrade doubles throughput, maximizes line uptime and provides efficient long-term operational ROI.
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Processor uses VFFS to meet changing customer demands

November 7, 2012
Low maintenance, flexible vertical form-fill-seal equipment delivers increased speed and uptime.
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Loading dock doors keep food safe, save energy

November 7, 2012
Processors may have picked all the low-hanging fruit in saving energy, but may have forgotten the obvious.
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