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The fantastic voyage of a temperature probe

Best way to measure the internal process temperature of a cooking stage: Send an RFID probe through the process piping!
Measuring the internal temperature or the doneness of any product as it travels through a continuous cooking system is not an easy task.


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TECH FLASH

Report: PLC market stagnant

Previous growth levels in the programmable logic controller market have not been reached in three years

The ARC Group says technological developments are shifting away from programmable logic controller hardware.


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Technology Sourcebook

Palm-sized PLC

Featuring onboard I/Os for digital, analog and high-speed functionality, the Unitronics Samba palm-sized PLC has a built-in HMI 3 1/2-in., 16-bit touch screen that enables data entry and display of variable data; the unit supports 24 user-designed screens and up to 40 images per application.


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HMI/PLC/motion control system

 Equipped with a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU with access to 1GB internal DDR3 RAM memory, the Beckhoff CP26xx multi-touch panel PC has TwinCAT automation software that makes the unit an all-in-one HMI, PLC and motion control system.  


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PLC control platform

Enabling the control of robots entirely through Rockwell Automation ControlLogix and CompactLogix programmable automation controllers, the Motoman MLX200 Robot Gateway PLC control platform provides a full-featured robot teaching and maintenance HMI for Allen Bradley PanelView.
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Manufacturing News

Talking outside the box: Are we connected yet?

The industrial "internet of things" is close at hand—or already here.

 The recent ARC Industry Forum, held in Orlando FL, described an “industrial Internet of Things” (IoT) as being close at hand. In fact, many of the technologies are already here, but some still need work to provide the services and security industrial operations need.  


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PackML solution

Built for filling applications in the packaging industry, the Mitsubishi PackML solution combines a PLC, HMI, motion and robot programming products under 1 platform.
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Sustainability

Energy management: crunching the numbers

Reducing energy usage is an ongoing practice, requiring education and continuing efforts by everyone in the organization.

There are many paths toward reducing energy and utility usage at plants—some are obvious, but some are not and require the help of consultants and suppliers.


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TECH FLASH

Selecting the best temperature measurement and control systems for your plant

PID, data acquisition and programmable logic controller systems all have benefits and drawbacks.

Depending on an operation’s needs, one or a combination of systems may be best.


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Food industry scores low on cyber-incidents

When a low score is actually good news
When a low score is actually good news.
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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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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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