Articles by Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor

Bin activator

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Spiroflow Systems’ adjustable bin activator controls the discharge of powders and granules.
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Rotary feeders

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ACS Valves’ Aero-Flow Series rotary feeders for food and bakery processing applications provide an air-assisted material introduction to pneumatic conveying systems.
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Storage systems

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NBE bulk material storage systems function as process-critical elements in integrated bulk material processing or packaging operations.
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Magnetic separators

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Eriez Magnetic Hump magnetic separators remove tramp iron contamination from gravity or pneumatically fed dry, free-flowing products such as feed, grain and food stuffs.
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Trust, but verify

You can never be too cautious when you buy ingredients from around the world.
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Whether it’s your suppliers or process, analytical instrumentation can confirm the quality of your ingredients and assure your process is efficient, safe and under control.
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Tech Update: Preventing dust explosions

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While understanding the physics of dust explosions can require college math, using the old eyeballs and some simple cleaning tools can go a long way in preventing a catastrophe.
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Sieving systems speed tea production

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Two new sieves, part of bag-tipping stations, double screening capacity and make it easy to change and clean screens.


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TECH FLASH

Tools to help avoid a disastrous outbreak and recall

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GFSI-based tools can help if they’re used correctly, but it comes down to how well a processor internally manages its food safety efforts.
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35th Annual Plant Construction Survey: Processors Prepare for Future Initiatives

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Processors are making do with existing facilities, reducing energy and other resources while preparing for FSMA-related inspections.


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No coffee break for this conveyor

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Processor finally replaces conveyor’s wire rope which had performed flawlessly for 14 years—twice its expected lifetime.


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