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Dairy Processing

Tech update: Dairy processing

In the US, fluid milk sales are flat, but Greek yogurt and other specialty markets are hot, which means a processor’s survival will depend upon having the right automation tools.


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Editor's Note

The perfect time for some good news

With the food and beverage industry facing so many challenges, from rising raw material costs and implementing more stringent food safety plans to GMO labeling legislation changes and workforce shortages, here’s some good news for a change.


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Editor's Note

Attaining clarity in a complicated and demanding industry

As you know, finding the best ways to conduct business and achieve success in the food and beverage manufacturing industry can be very complicated.


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Maintenance Software

CMMS provides enhanced functionality

Maintenance staff can’t do their jobs if they spend more time on paperwork than maintenance.
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Tech Update

Aseptic applications: Redefining freshness

Through machinery developments, aseptic treatment of products and packages has notched gains against more entrenched technologies.

 Over the last 10 to 15 years, more low- and high-acid products have been processed in ways designed to kill bacteria and extend the life of foods and liquids. Retort-style thermal processing, chilling and refrigeration steps and the use of preservatives remain the most common routes to produce shelf-stable foods and beverages in the US. 


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Tech Update: Meat & Poultry Processing

Employing energy savings as a competitive edge

Known for their heavy use of energy, the meat and poultry industries need to cut usage wherever they can.


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Tech Update - Pumps

Look before you leap into pump selection

While there may be more than one pump solution for a specific application, it pays to do some homework first to find the most efficient solution.

Increase efficiency. Improve product handling characteristics. Meter ingredients or cleaning chemicals more accurately. Cut maintenance time and downtime. Decrease energy usage.


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Tech Update: Power Transmission Equipment - Increasing uptime in demanding environments

The key to long life and less energy usage is proper maintenance.


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Tech Update: Sterilization - Better processes, healthier foods

Fresh foods and sterile processes are mutually exclusive, but technical advances are putting the best of both worlds within reach.


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Tech Update: Maintain pumps on your schedule

With an eye toward maintenance and quick repairs, pump suppliers provide equipment to bolster uptimes.


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The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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