Articles by Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor

Bulk material packaging system

National Bulk Equipment’s self-contained, high-volume bulk material packaging system processes up to 50,000 lbs./hr. of combustible materials of varied physical characteristics, including interlocking flakes and free-flowing, friable rods.


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Baghouse performance analyzer and controller

FilterSense’s B-PAC series of baghouse performance analyzers and controllers helps powder processing, air pollution control and dust collection users meet regulatory compliance while reducing operating costs.


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Bulk-bag discharging system

Material Transfer’s Material Master bulk-bag discharging system lifts, loads, seals and discharges flexible, intermediate bulk containers of dried bulk materials.


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Sanitary conveyors

Dorner’s AquaPruf SS sanitary conveyors handle varied food applications and are especially designed for fast and effective cleaning—from occasional wipe downs to frequent high-pressure washdowns.


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TECH FLASH

Special metal-detectable plastic tools for food processors

While plastic is fantastic, it’s not if it winds up in your salad or cake
The best way to detect plastic scraps in food is to include a metal powder within the plastic resin.
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TECH FLASH

FDA oversight on food imports should leverage other countries’ resources

GAO report suggests FDA use a comparability system like the USDA’s FSIS applies
Unless it gets help from other countries, enforcing FSMA’s import regulations will be a challenging and expensive task.
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TECH FLASH

What's in a label?

If it doesn't speak your brand, you've lost sales
Labeling should create a readily identifiable product image where the consumer says, "Yes!"
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Tech Update: Power Transmission Equipment - Increasing uptime in demanding environments

The key to long life and less energy usage is proper maintenance.


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Emulsifier/wet mill

Scales from lab formulation to production processing and features energy-optimized tooling
The Quadro HV is an inline emulsifier and wet mill in one unit, and offers precise process scaling from lab formulation to pilot and production processing.
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Tequila producer finds safe, efficient way to add dry ingredients

Twin flexible screw conveyors do the heavy lifting of ingredients to the top of mixing tanks.
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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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FSMA Audit

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Food Engineering

FE September 2014

2014 September

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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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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