Case Studies & Field Reports

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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Milk drying optimization pays off

October 4, 2012
Processor improves operational efficiencies and increases yields by reducing moisture variability on its dryers.
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Snow and ice belong outside—not in a bakery

October 4, 2012
Improper airflows and the buildup of snow and ice on freezer coils, walls and floors waste energy and create extra work.
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ERP system promotes growth

July 5, 2012

Reports that used to take a day to assemble now take 20 minutes, and formula tracking is a breeze.


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AS/RS grows with dairy/retailer

July 5, 2012

DC sports a high-bay AS/RS that moves 42,000 crates of liquid products daily with a 99.9 percent accuracy rate.


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A machine is only as good as its ball bearings

July 5, 2012

A new set of bearings changes the least-reliable machine to the most-reliable machine in the plant.


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