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What’s new at PACK EXPO East

The first PACK EXPO East showcases new technologies and robotics in Philadelphia, February 16-18.

 The event will meet the needs of a vibrant, yet previously underserved, Northeastern manufacturing marketplace. 


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TECH FLASH

ISA, Automation Federation applaud kickoff of 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition

More than 75,000 high school students compete in programs celebrating science and technology.

 Working with adult mentors, students have six weeks to design, build, program and test their robots to meet the season’s engineering challenge, RECYCLE RUSH. 


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TECH FLASH

New bipartisan bill confronts cyberattacks

The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 authorizes the Department of Commerce to facilitate and support the development of voluntary standards to reduce cyber risks to critical infrastructure.

The bill is designed to strengthen and protect the nation’s economic and national security through public-private partnerships.


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Large pipe applications drive Coriolis flowmeter market

Growth in energy markets has created a demand for the accuracy and reliability of Coriolis flowmeters

A new study from Flow Research Rapid says the use of Coriolis flowmeters in the food and beverage industry is growing because of their sanitary applications.


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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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TECH FLASH

China adopts EtherCAT as a national technology standard

The EtherCAT Technology Group called the announcement a new milestone for the organization which has grown substantially in China over the past few years

EtherCAT technology became an international IEC standard and a SEMI standard in 2007.


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ISA issues a call for abstracts

Authors, innovators and thought leaders are invited to submit abstracts for presentation consideration at the 61st annual International Instrumentation Symposium

Topics for the submissions include instrumentation, data systems, communications and others.


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Dry Processing

Flexible screw conveyor

The Spiroflow flexible screw conveyor utilizes a center-less auger that rotates within a sealed tube to handle and constantly remix conveyor contents.


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Dry Processing

Flexible screw conveyor

The Hapman Loss-in-Weight (LIW) Helix flexible screw conveyor batches material within +/- 1 lb. or less of set point, and features a fully automated dosing system equipped with programmable logic and system integration tie-in functionality.


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TECH FLASH

ISA issues response to cybersecurity workforce development report

The International Society of Automation (ISA) is challenging a report that suggests the need for a unified national strategy

The Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity sets out guidelines for owners and operators to identify, assess and manage cyber risk.


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Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo Day 2 Keynote Address: The Business Value of Automation

4/8/14
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand Getting automation projects approved in today’s cost cutting environment is no easy task. This speaker will explain how uptime, changeovers, maintenance, asset utilization and production schedules can be optimized with automation software and controls.

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Fabulous Food Plant: Paramount Citrus

Learn more about this fabulous food plant in Food Engineering's article, found here.

Sustainable Plant of the Year 2013: Plumrose's Council Bluffs

Meet the winner of Food Engineering's 2013 Sustainable Plant of the Year Award, Plumrose Council Bluffs. Read more about the plant in the article.

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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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Food Engineering

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2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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