Articles by Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor

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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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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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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Remote monitoring

Haver’s Service Pad tablet-based system provides remote monitoring, maintenance and troubleshooting of Haver filling machines.
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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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Food Engineering

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2014 December

In the December 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about our Fabulous Food Plant feature on the Chelten House, a new facility in Las Vegas.

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FSMA Audit

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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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