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Four-to-one combiner saves space, money

For a packaged snack food manufacturer, a multi-lane tabletop conveyor system using four-to-one merge for cartons was the right solution.

 Four lanes of pneumatically actuated clamping devices and blade stops control the traffic of four rows of product and merge them to one lane for delivery to a palletizing system. 


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Single-filing systems

Multi-Conveyor single-filing systems for low-profile objects move circular products through fast-paced, 90° conveyor transfers. 


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Updated line alleviates processor’s growing pains

A new weigh-blending system and multi-spectrum metal detector increase meal kit productivity and reduce giveaways.
The humble shrimp has been the mainstay of the Choice Canning Company for more than 50 years. Already a leading supplier of shrimp in North America, the processor expanded into the ready-to-cook meal market in 2006. It now produces 12 IQF skillet meals under the Tastee Choice brand and distributes them to retail grocery stores throughout the Eastern, Midwestern and Southwestern states and Canada.
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Spiral conveyor

With a center line diameter of 36 in., the Simplimatic spiral conveyor allows continuous product flow while changing elevations; it is adaptable for different products and permits customization through optional adjustable guides.


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Wire mesh conveyor

 The Walker W.O.W. sanitary wire mesh conveyor is completely tool-less; the pulleys, motors, drives, chutes, bearings and belts can be removed by hand.  


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Dry Processing

Flexible screw conveyor

 The Hapman helix flexible screw conveyor is offered with a selection of hoppers and augers; standard models convey up to 25cfm at heights up to 40ft. 


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Dry Processing

Belt conveyor

 The Spiroflow Systems wrap conveyor can be designed to curve, incline or decline without discharging to another conveyor and protects against undesirable warming or cooling.  


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Tubular conveyor

 The Hapman tubular drag conveyor eliminates segregation of blended product during conveying and gently conveys friable or blended materials in a dust-free operation.  


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Food Engineering's Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo 2015

Images from Food Engineering's Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo in Clearwater Beach, Florida, April 12-15, 2015. The event brought food and beverage processors and suppliers together to gain valuable information on the latest trends and technologies in manufacturing, automation, sustainability and food safety.

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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 May 2015 issue of Food Engineering explores effective tools for hitting manufacturing targets. Also, read how processors are looking for faster ways to detect harmful pathogens in food and beverages without sacrificing accuracy or reliability.

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