Case Studies & Field Reports

Ribbon blender improves consistency in foodservice products

June 8, 2012

Heinz innovation team finds novel use for a familiar mixing technology.

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Cold storage warehouse cools energy costs by 35 percent

April 5, 2012
The use of variable frequency drives also improves operational efficiency throughout refrigeration infrastructure.

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Vibratory screeners keep dessert toppings in shape

April 5, 2012
Everyone loves sprinkles, but making them requires some precision manufacturing.

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Steeped in tradition with modern sensibilities

March 7, 2012
New conveying process provides gentle tea handling plus ergonomic benefits.

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Brewer taps manufacturing intelligence to enhance its process

March 7, 2012
New mash filtration system uses water more efficiently and creates less waste.

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Spiral oven bakes potatoes more efficiently

February 6, 2012
New spiral ovens cook a wide range of products at higher speed with more control, consistency and a much smaller footprint.

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Steam generators put deep freeze on food packer’s energy costs

January 10, 2012
Updated equipment provides steam on demand with greater than 80 percent efficiency

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Processor cans old displays for new color panel-mounts

January 10, 2012
McCall Farms upgrades old monochrome displays which were no longer suited to the task or the environment.

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CMMS keeps dairy equipment running efficiently

January 10, 2012
Software manages 1,500 pieces of equipment in four plants and cuts budgetary spending by 33 percent.

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Grape grower cuts energy costs, maintains quality standards

January 10, 2012
Integrated energy management system cuts electricity bills by 16 percent, pays for itself within two months.

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The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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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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