Articles by Shane O'Halloran

Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference 2014

Integrating leading edge-automation with operational excellence

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Food and beverage companies are facing an increasingly competitive environment that demands familiarity with leading-edge automation and processing and packaging solutions.


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Green Series

Energy efficiency delivers powerful savings

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Emerging technologies can help a manufacturer reduce food waste and energy costs while establishing “green” bona fides with consumers.


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Machine vision and the automated warehouse

Highly automated warehouses can increase efficiencies with technologies underpinned by machine vision systems
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Lower prices and improved capabilities have made vision systems a viable economic choice for many warehouse and distribution centers.


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British Retail Consortium introduces new Agents and Brokers Standard

SGS UK awards Mardon first ever global standard for auditing and certifying agents and brokers in the food supply chain
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BRC began to develop the standard following the horsemeat scandal in the UK, when it identified the weak link in the supply chain as the lack of traceability back to source for food products.


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US Supreme Court hears Pom Wonderful, Coca-Cola juice case

At issue is whether misleading advertising claims may be brought against food manufacturers, independent of their compliance with FDA labeling requirements.
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Opening food manufacturers to broader false advertising claims could have significant repercussions.


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Chobani announces global expansion, new US product innovations

A dessert product and products aimed at kids highlight new offerings.
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The manufacturer has also reported rapid growth in the Australian market.


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Fluid Dynamics: Simplifying the process of identifying the right tubing solution

Cost management, performance enhancement and regulatory compliance are key considerations in tubing selection.
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We sat down with Iuliana Nita of the Process Systems business unit of Saint-Gobain Corporation to learn more.


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For faster order fulfillment, consider software-driven automated picking

Improved workflow processes and automation technologies can provide immediate improvements.
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Benefits include improved picking accuracy, time reduction and improved ergonomics.


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HART Communication Foundation introduces newest communication option, HART-IP

The new technology allows HART data to be delivered at Ethernet speeds.
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Industrial automation equipment market poised for strong growth

IHS technology predicts growth of around 7 percent, up from 3.4 percent in 2013.
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Growth was even weaker in 2012, but market conditions appear to be turning around.


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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.

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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

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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