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Built from a foundation of emerging collaboration tools and a unique, cross-functional, interdisciplinary approach, Blue Diamond Growers achieves its manufacturing goals with its new “dream” plant.
It can be dangerous for a company to prepare for an audit— if it decides to rework its procedures.
I’m an avid reader of food labels. On a typical trip to the supermarket, I get some of my most useful reading accomplished. When buying a new food or beverage product, I always check the total number of calories per serving and per container, as well as the trans fat, fiber and sugar levels.
Increased production capacity demands lead dry seasoning processor to more efficient and flexible product transfer system.
A pet peeve for some dog owners is not being able to feed their pets a warm meal. But that problem is being addressed with a heated, moist supplement for dry food in a package familiar to the world of single-serve soups, pastas and snacks.
USDA has finalized changes to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, better known as WIC. Among the changes is a new emphasis on fruits and vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy. It’s the first major revision to the program since 1980.
US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says a cut to USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service contained in the Obama administration’s 2015 budget proposal will not hamper the agency’s meat, poultry and egg inspection responsibilities.
Lab-based, inline pasteurization system and hygienic filling/closing bench allow exotic beverage processor to experiment with small beverage quantities.
After a conveyor proved itself in an existing facility, choosing a unit for a new plant was a no-brainer.
Educational forum and exhibition floor allow attendees to envision solutions in action.
Last year, some members of the dairy industry thought it hip to be in square packaging. But Dean Foods, Inc. is taking a more circuitous route. Its Land O’Lakes brand sour cream and cottage cheese products are appearing on retailer shelves throughout the upper Midwest in curved packaging.
Make a perfect cup of coffee—or tea—in about 30 seconds. Might sound too good to be true, but Australian inventor Dave Hopper may have enabled you to do just that with the development of Quikstix.
First Lady Michelle Obama introduced major proposed changes to the nutrition facts label on behalf of FDA at an event held at the White House on February 27, 2014. The updates are designed to reflect the latest scientific information on the link between diet and chronic diseases like obesity and heart disease. The announcement focused on changes in label requirements that highlight new information such as calories and serving sizes.
Announcements about new food and beverage plant construction projects, plant renovations and plant expansions.
The Material Transfer portable Material Master bulk bag discharging system features a forklift-loaded bulk bag lifting frame and an adjustable-height upper frame.
The Modern Process Equipment Dried Fruit Gran-U-Lizer grinder uses a roller-style method.
The Hapman tubular drag chain conveyor is engineered to maintain the integrity of blended product and eliminate segregation.
Airflow Systems TH-280 Series industrial air filtration systems provide high-efficiency, ambient filtration.
The Camfil APC dust collector controller is equipped with a touch screen interface and built-in differential pressure sensor to monitor primary filter pressure drop.
The Spiroflow Systems bin activator has fully adjustable blades for the repeatable control of solids flow.
Sodimate screw conveyors transport dry powders between 2 points, without altering feed accuracy or damaging product particles.
An integrated system for carton serialization, the MG America ACE-CT400 coding and verification unit handles cartons ranging in size from 20 x 20 x 80mm to 120 x 80 x200mm at a maximum speed of 400/min.
Delivering ANSI Level 4 cut and abrasion resistance and Level 5 puncture resistance, Magid TRX540 impact gloves have a 13-gauge shell comprised of HPPE, polyester, glass and nylon fiber.
Available in a fork-over design for use with open-bottom pallets or an adjustable version with solid steel straddle legs for use with closed-bottom pallets, Presto Lifts PowerStak fully powered stackers have a turtle speed setting that reduces drive speed by 50%.
Engineered for swirl and other flow disturbances in the line, the McCrometer FPI-X dual-sensor electromagnetic flow meter achieves +/-0.5% accuracy.
Providing a 4 to 20mA output, the APG PT-500 submersible pressure transducer is available with Modbus, as well as 0 to 5VDC and mV/V.
The Domino M220 pallet labeler can be configured to suit different applications to meet the tertiary labeling requirements within a range of packaging lines
Intended for dairy, meat, poultry and food manufacturers, the CES DURAFLEX EDGE open metal conveyor belt is approved by the USDA Dairy Grading Branch.
The Hinds-Bock Model 5A-SD moist streusel target depositor provides target scaling of high-fat streusel.
Available in 12- and 18-in.wide configurations, MCE mat-style conveyors handle flexible packaging, plastic containers, cartons, cases and bundles.
The WAGO 750-632 proportional valve module simplifies the connection of hydraulic or pneumatic valves to the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM 750.
The Weiss HP70 60mm-wide pick-and-place direct-drive component achieves over 100 cycles/min. with a repeat accuracy of 0.01mm.
Used with diced and small fruits and vegetables, the TOMRA Iris II optical sorting system uses top and bottom sensor banks to view each object “in flight” with a combination of LED illumination in the visible and near infra-red spectral zones.
Handling up to 120 cpm, the NJM Model 126 Trotter W pressure-sensitive labeler provides wraparound labeling of foods and nutraceuticals packed in cylindrical containers from 1- to 8-in.
The Clark Model DNEM energy flow monitor measures energy transfer in heating/cooling systems, heat recovery applications, efficiency measurement/verification systems and other applications.
With multi-echo tracking algorithms and functions to suppress interference echoes, the Endress+Hauser Micropilot FMR5X free-space radar level transmitter measures the level or volume of liquids and bulk solids products in metal or plastic tanks, stilling wells or other vessels up to 131-ft. high with accuracy up to +/-0.078 in.
Eliminating the need for cardboard trays under shrinkwrapped packs, the Emerson System Plast low-back pressure accumulation belt conveyor provides support for a variety of containers.
Intended for modified atmosphere packaging-equipped thermoforming and tray-sealing machines, the Dansensor MAP Check 3 Vacuum online gas analyzer can be used with meat, poultry, fish and baked goods.
Available with NEMA 4 watertight and NEMA 7 explosion-proof housings, Ashcroft pressure switches come in a range of sizes and configurations.
Operating in both controlled stress and controlled rate modes, Brookfield RST touch screen rheometers test for viscoelastic modulus, yield stress, viscosity vs. shear rate, thixotropy calculation, creep behavior, recovery after flow and temperature sensitivity.
Designed for automatic ingredient additions and mixing, the Ross Solids/Liquid Injection Manifold automated powder feeding and high-speed mixing skid system is piped to a 400-gallon jacketed tank and mounted on a compact skid.
Kollmorgen MMG ultra compact linear motor stages have an integral anti-creep linear guideway that eliminates the homing moves to reset standard crossed roller bearing retainer cages.
The BCS AFC2 advanced fluidized co-digestion and co-generation biomass to biogas system provides up to 90% conversion of organic feedstock solids with no residual sludge.
Featuring ATEX and CSA approvals, Banner EZ-LIGHT K30L and K50L hazardous area indicator lights are available in intrinsically safe, encapsulated and non-sparking models.
Designed for opening bags in the food industry, Piab F26 and F33 suction cups provide a secure grip on plastic film material.
Designed for dairy and baby food producers, the Bosch TFC 5532 thermoform, fill and seal machine is intended for liquid and viscous food such as yogurts, desserts and fresh products that require extended shelf life.
Available with operating temperatures from -20°F to 0°F and with nominal capacities up to 12 tons in both air- and water-cooled condensing, Mokon Iceman LT low-temperature chillers are suitable for jacketed vessels, reactors, laboratory, sanitary and other industrial applications.
Combining a micrometer control mechanism for gases and liquids with a sealing mechanism, the HAM-LET MBV metering ball valve incorporates metering and shutoff functions in a single unit.
Advantech FWA-3230 network appliance scales from entry-level performance using Intel Celeron and Pentium processors to the mid-range segment using Intel Xeon E3 series processors.
Used in a broad range of applications from augers, mixers, pumps and fans to conveyors, the ABB ACS250 micro drive has a voltage range from 1 to 115V in/3 to 230V out to 600V in/out.
Hertzler version 8.3 GainSeeker Suite statistical process control software includes OEE charts that help manufacturers learn how assets are being used, determine if more can be produced during scheduled production times and spot problem areas and times.
Rockwell FactoryTalk VantagePoint EMI v5.0 software offers prototyping capabilities and reporting functionalities.
Equipped with a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU with access to 1GB internal DDR3 RAM memory, the Beckhoff CP26xx multi-touch panel PC has TwinCAT automation software that makes the unit an all-in-one HMI, PLC and motion control system.
B&R Smart Display Link 3 digital display data transmission technology allows a maximum distance of 100m between the PC and panel to operate HMI devices.
The Alchemy Systems SISTEM Coach mobile app helps conduct safety and productivity observations on the plant floor and validates safety training and compliance with standard operating procedures.
Offered in a variety of configurations and sizes, Stafford rigid couplings come in 1-, 2- and 3-piece designs, with or without keyways, to connect the supported shafts in mixers.