We thought we hit a peak when 2014’s total reportable food and beverage plant construction projects numbered 635. But, the number of construction projects recorded in 2015 is 9.29 percent greater and is the highest number in the last 10 years.
High-protein snacks, such as eggs, are trending this year, and the new brand Yowk, with the help of package design companies RPC Design and RPC Bebo UK, is making eating a soft-boiled egg on the go possible.
Manufacturing Operations/Management (MOM) software has long been confined to on-premises systems. But, as sensors and devices become part of the Internet of Things (IoT), MOM software applications are expected to follow the same path to cloud-based operation.
Built to accommodate taller, wider packages, the Thermo Scientific NextGuard C500 X-ray detection system uses a wide X-ray beam and arc-shaped detector that eliminate blind spots in the inspection tunnel.
Designed for HVAC systems, industrial processes, manufacturing operations, pumps, and compressed air and gas compressors, the FCI SIL-2 compliant FS10i flow switch/monitor offers an air/gas sensitivity and set point range of 0.25 to 400 sfps (0.076 to 122 mps).
Schmersal PROTECT SRB-E series multifunctional electronic safety controllers monitor most safeguarding switches, such as electromechanical switches, safety light curtains, electronic safety sensors and coded-magnet sensors.
Typically used for guiding, spacing, stopping, mounting and aligning components on food processing, packaging and handling equipment, Ruland clamp-style shaft collars are machined to a burr-free finish.
Built for small process control applications, the Endress+Hauser Memograph M RSG45 Data Manager data acquisition system acquires up to 14 discrete and 20 universal/HART analog inputs from process sensors.
With the ULMA packaging system for the meat and cheese industry, packages are sealed on 1 end before being transferred to the buffering belt of the vacuum chamber with the open end facing the chamber’s seal bars.
The Schneider Altivar 320 variable speed machine drive offers connectivity via Ethernet- or serial-based networks, motor control for synchronous and asynchronous motors, and embedded safety solutions for simple application requirements to comply with Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.
Engineered for applications in which frequent, corrosive washdowns are required to prevent the propagation of bacteria, the Bimba Flat-I compact stainless steel cylinder has mounting holes only where they are needed.
Also known as variable frequency drives, AC drives or variable speed drives, Rexroth intelligent frequency converters are scalable in performance and can be integrated into a range of automation environments; commissioning is done without external programming devices or a PC.
The Kollmorgen AKMH hygienic servomotor includes a hybrid power/feedback cable that incorporates a tube, which allows the motor’s internal pressure to equalize with the electrical cabinet of the connected drive.
Equipped with an air/oil hydraulic lift for raising and lowering the mix can, the Ross 1-qt. double planetary mixer has 2 sets of interchangeable planetary agitators (helical high-viscosity stirrers and standard rectangular blades).
The Siemens XP100 motor for grain processing operations meets the requirements of CSA/UL Class II, Division 1, Groups F and G. It features IP65 ingress protection, a T3C temperature code and a rabbet-fit terminal box.
Covering a range of motion control applications, Yaskawa Sigma-7 rotary linear and direct drive servos and amplifiers offer 24-bit encoding and algorithms, such as ripple compensation, anti-resonance and friction model compensation, that correct machine imperfections.