Items Tagged with 'material handling'

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Dry Processing

Lift and dump drum dumper

The Material Transfer lift and dump drum dumper accepts a drum of non-free-flowing material and discharges the contents into a hopper at approximately 140 in. above floor level.


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Buffering/sequencing system

Combining conveying technology with an automatic load handling device, the Kardex Remstar sort2ship system automatically transports containers to the vertical carousel for buffer storage.


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TECH FLASH

GSF opens LEED-certified distribution center

Golden State Foods (GSF) opened the doors to its new 158,000-square-foot distribution center located in McCook, Ill.

 The new state-of-the-art facility replaces its former location in Lemont, Ill., providing additional storage space, nearly 15,000 pallet positions and other sustainable features. 


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Stretch hood film

Offering 10-sided pallet load protection, Lachenmeier Xeros stretch hood film prevents condensation and unwanted elements from entering the inside and outside layers of a load.


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Lever chain hoist

Weighing less than 10 lb., the Ingersoll Rand SideKick lever chain hoist helps producers and packers lift and move material.


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Small robot

Engineered for a range of material handling and packaging applications, the ABB IRB 1200 small robot has no offset in axis 2 for a longer stroke that allows the robot to be placed close to the product flow.


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Field Reports

Stretch/shrink wrapping without the twist

A German winery finds a better way to stabilize pallets for highway shipping.
Headquartered in Freyburg at the Unstrut in Saxony-Anhalt, the Rotkäppchen-Mumm Sektkellereien GmbH winery has a 50 percent market share of bottled sparkling wine in Germany.


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Dry Processing Technology

Filling system

The Haver Filling Systems FFS 2500 filling system fills granulated and micro-granulated bulk materials using specialty-engineered form/fill/seal (FFS) technology.


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Inventory management system

Designed for food, meat and poultry processors, the Dynamic Systems SIMBA inventory management system provides the ability to label and track products; the content of product labels can be changed on the computer or touchscreen, capturing product weight information and printing a label with a barcode identifier for that case or carton.


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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.

Podcasts

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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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

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