Items Tagged with 'material handling'

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International Powder Bulk & Solids Event

Powder and bulk show preview: Program to focus on safety, solutions and compliance

By Shane O'Halloran
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 Educational forum and exhibition floor allow attendees to envision solutions in action. 


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Technology Sourcebook

Cheese block handling system

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A complete turnkey solution, the Haden & Custance 40-lb. cheese block handling system de-cartons, de-bags and tracks inline up to 80,000 lb./hr.
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Vertical lift

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The MCE Gripper Elevator vertical lift firmly grips individual products to elevate or lower them.
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Automation

Cost containment: Using automation to help stop leaks

Everywhere you look, your cash flow is hemorrhaging. Integrated automation systems can show you where to start applying tourniquets.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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 You may be able to use a spreadsheet or home accounting program to get your household finances in order. But, there are so many places for cash to evaporate in a food or beverage plant, that unless you are using an integrated software system to track and focus every process, you may never know if leaks exist. 


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Dry Processing Technology

Bulk bag discharging system

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The Material Transfer bulk bag discharging system features an integral, explosion-proof dust collection system with return line filtration to discharge collected material into a downstream process.
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Dry Processing

New centrifugal screener helps bakery stay on schedule

An older screener was a food safety hazard.
By Mikell Knights
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For Gourmet Baker, a Canadian producer of baked desserts, it is the power of fine flour that separates its strudel, Danish pastries, puff pastries, croissants and cinnamon rolls from competing brands. The company consumes about 80,000 lb. of flour per week at its plant in Winnipeg, MB.
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6-axis robot

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Used in assembly, dispensing, material handling, machine tending and packaging applications, the Yaskawa Motoman MH12 6-axis robot features a double-yoke design that offers additional strength if the robot crashes due to a programming error.


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Volumetric feeders

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Acrison Models 170-1-2 and 170-2-2volumetric feeders are designed for continuous and batching applications.


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Sanitary sifters

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The Great Western QA series of sanitary sifters are designed for inline applications such as direct insertion in a pressure or vacuum conveying system.
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TECH FLASH

Maltodextrin: Are you prepared for dust explosions?

Maltodextrin is a useful additive, but it comes with some plant safety risks.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Handling mistakes can result in dust explosions.


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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 August 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how your operation could be doing more to create a culture of employee engagement. Also, read more on how your business and insurance partners must know the basics of your business and its nuances as well.

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