Case Studies & Field Reports

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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Eliminating out-of-spec batches cuts ingredient waste

December 6, 2011
While it was once common for operators to apprentice under experienced bakers to learn the business, today’s bakery operators are usually less trained and more prone to making mistakes on the plant floor, especially if batch instructions and records are kept on paper.
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Snack food maker cleans up its wastewater

October 1, 2011
Membrane bioreactor system eliminates $100,000 in monthly municipal surcharges.
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Vibratory sifting improves brownie throughput

October 1, 2011
Brownie baker upgrades its homebrew screener to keep up with increasing orders.
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Making in-flight pasta entrées bellissimo!

September 1, 2011
Pasta-maker uses a carefully tuned, continuous cooking/cooling process to produce perfect pasta every time.
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Pass the herbs, hold the metal flakes

September 1, 2011
Growing herb and spice processor increases quality with automated metal detection system that doesn’t eat up space.
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