Articles by Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor

Tech Update: Thermal Processing

Basic equipment adjustments improve product quality and energy savings.
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X-ray cabinet inspection system

Eriez’s model XR-21 series cabinet inspection system identifies contaminants, scans for missing or broken products and detects packaging voids.
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Snack maker finds a better way to control ingredient flow

Known for innovative chip flavors and recipes such as Nature, Paprika, Provençale, Curry and Mexican, Zweifel strives for quality coating and consistent delivery of the seasoning blend to the potato chip manufacturing process.
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Dry Processing Technology

Snack maker finds a better way to control ingredient flow.
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31st Annual Plant Construction Survey

LEED provides the tools to measure sustainability in new and existing projects.
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Essential Guide to Manufacturing Software

New regulatory compliance and commodities prices are two reasons processors need state-of-the-art software tools to keep costs low.
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Dry Processing Technology

Move from small paper bags to super sacks meets increased product demand.
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Tech Update: Power Transmission

Whether or not it meets regulatory demands, stainless steel can be used in devices and housings.
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Dry Processing Technology: Keeping spice blends together

Easy-to-clean conveyors move powder blends without segregation and contamination.
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Tech Update: Process Control

Advanced control solutions enable processors to satisfy regulatory demands while gaining a competitive edge.
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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.


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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2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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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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