Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

Stick-to-it-iveness defined

Hormel's conversion to retortable cartons is the culmination of a 12-year quest by Tetra Pak.
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I, Foodbot

Declining costs, faster speeds and advances in vision-guided systems are helping plant engineers justify the cost of robotics.
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A mitsubishi from DuPont

The DuPont Awards Competition for innovative plastic packaging set a precedent two years ago when two entries were deemed worthy of the top award. Judges in the competition's recent 17th edition went one better, bestowing Diamond Awards on three entries, including two food packages.
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The State of Food Manufacturing: Processors Bring Out the Checkbooks and Focus on Productivity and People

Possible changes in GMPs are just background noise for food professionals focused on manufacturing.
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Lilliputian principles of design

Instead of upsizing a lab-scale machine, equipment engineers sometimes must contend with downsizing issues.
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Fabulous Food Plants: From Knock-out Blow to Knock-out Plant

A natural disaster knocked Cooper Farms out of the further-processing business, but the turkey firm has come back swinging.
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Déjà vu Control

Machine control often involves a Tower of Babel of programming languages, but suppliers are responding to manufacturers' demands for a common look and feel.
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When an elbow is an ankle

A Pennsylvania inventor developed an unorthodox shape for pneumatic conveying systems to reduce clogging and product damage while saving space.
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Core Competency: Your Competitive Edge

Distinguishing between core competencies and essential skills that can be outsourced can be a back-and-forth dilemma for food manufacturers.
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Wired for Parts

While the Internet and automation systems are becoming bigger factors in parts ordering, maintenance managers still struggle with age-old challenges.
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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.

Podcasts

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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FE September 2014

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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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