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Control panels

B&R openSAFETY control panels allow the safe data exchange of data over a bus system; they only require a bus and power connection.


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Controllers

Available with AC or DC power, Divelbiss P-Series Bear Bones controllers feature digital and analog I/O; CAN network communication via OptiCAN, J1939 and NMEA 2000; Modbus TCP over Ethernet; an LCD display; keypad; and real-time clock.


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Fabulous Food Plant

Fabulous food plant: Chelten House heads west to meet market demand

Locating a new facility in Las Vegas had excellent odds, including cutting transportation costs and finding a committed workforce.
Chelten House Products is a fourth-generation, family-owned business that has provided great-tasting, high-end pasta sauce and salsa products for food retailers for more than 40 years.


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Dry Processing Technology

Flow/no-flow detection sensor

The BinMaster Flow Detect 2000 nonintrusive, microwave-based flow/no-flow instrument detects the flow conditions of solids and powders in gravity chutes, feeders, pipelines, conveyor belts and bucket elevators.


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Synchronous forward controller

Built for power levels up to 200W, the Linear Technology LT8310 primary-side synchronous forward controller operates over an input voltage range of 6 to 100V; it provides a drive signal for secondary-side synchronous rectification.


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Weighing monitor/controller

The Aptifirst LCA20 process monitor/controller for weighing and similar operations produces 4 to 20mA and 0 to 10V analog outputs from any standard strain gauge input.


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Controller/weigh table

Featuring a controller and “no-moving parts” weigh table, the Thermo Scientific Versa Teorema checkweigher runs up to 660 cans/min.; it checkweighs closed and open cans.


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TECH FLASH

CSIA tool helps lead clients to integrators, suppliers

The Control System Integrators Association has launched a new online search tool to improve the way industry members fill their automation needs

The Industrial Automation Exchange or “Exchange” consists of CSIA’s comprehensive directory of system integrators and suppliers.


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System Integration

System integration: Tales from the trenches

The players on the system manufacturing side may not be many, but system integrators are plentiful and use the products of companies such as Rockwell, Honeywell, Siemens, Schneider Electric, ABB, Fanuc and others to install custom solutions for them.


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Engineering R&D

Scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours!

Have a robotics work cell project in a meat plant?


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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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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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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

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