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ARTICLES

Plant Security

The cyber threat

Hardly a week goes by without news of another big company being hacked.


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TECH FLASH

Large pipe applications drive Coriolis flowmeter market

Growth in energy markets has created a demand for the accuracy and reliability of Coriolis flowmeters

A new study from Flow Research Rapid says the use of Coriolis flowmeters in the food and beverage industry is growing because of their sanitary applications.


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TECH FLASH

CSIA tool helps lead clients to integrators, suppliers

The Control System Integrators Association has launched a new online search tool to improve the way industry members fill their automation needs

The Industrial Automation Exchange or “Exchange” consists of CSIA’s comprehensive directory of system integrators and suppliers.


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System Integration

System integration: Tales from the trenches

The players on the system manufacturing side may not be many, but system integrators are plentiful and use the products of companies such as Rockwell, Honeywell, Siemens, Schneider Electric, ABB, Fanuc and others to install custom solutions for them.


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TECH FLASH

China adopts EtherCAT as a national technology standard

The EtherCAT Technology Group called the announcement a new milestone for the organization which has grown substantially in China over the past few years

EtherCAT technology became an international IEC standard and a SEMI standard in 2007.


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TECH FLASH

ISA issues a call for abstracts

Authors, innovators and thought leaders are invited to submit abstracts for presentation consideration at the 61st annual International Instrumentation Symposium

Topics for the submissions include instrumentation, data systems, communications and others.


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TECH FLASH

ISA issues response to cybersecurity workforce development report

The International Society of Automation (ISA) is challenging a report that suggests the need for a unified national strategy

The Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity sets out guidelines for owners and operators to identify, assess and manage cyber risk.


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TECH FLASH

HART, Fieldbus boards approve merger

Known as FieldComm, the organization has the goal of leading process automation communications and integration technologies

Hans-Georg Kumpfmueller was elected as chairman of the new board.


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TECH FLASH

ABB teams up with UN initiative to promote energy efficiency

The company aims to help accelerate a global shift to energy-efficient appliances and equipment

The UN says global electric consumption could be reduced by about 1,500 terawatt-hours by 2030.


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TECH FLASH

New course for technology professionals

The first-of-its-kind training course provides foundational skills to manage networked industrial control systems

Rockwell Automation is collaborating with Cisco to offer a new training course to help candidates prepare for Cisco Industrial Network Specialist certification.


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Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo 2013

Images from Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo in Naples, Florida, April 14-17, 2013.

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EVENTS

Webinar

Food Plant of the Future: Surviving and Thriving with Automation

9/9/10
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

On-Demand: Forward-thinking plant managers aren’t just reviving their aging plants with automation – they’re building thriving, operationally effective workplaces.

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Efficiently Unload Food From Containers

1/21/14
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand Food and personal care companies are continually challenged with unloading different thicknesses of food from a variety of container sizes and shapes, while maintaining strict sanitary standards. Food products can include...

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Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo Day 1 Engineering Keynote Address: Driving Manufacturing Excellence

4/7/14
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand As food and beverage manufacturers strive for increased operational success in a highly competitive environment, they must focus on making improvements in processes, asset usage and staffing. Hear which innovation tools this world-class processor uses to achieve manufacturing excellence.

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Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo - Food Safety Modernization Act: Are You Fully Prepared?

4/7/14
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand Under FSMA, food safety programs will shift to a prevention-based approach to food contamination, and all registered food facility will be required to develop a written hazard analysis and risk-based controls plan. This shift requires more detailed recordkeeping and active involvement by management.

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Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo Day 2 Keynote Address: The Business Value of Automation

4/8/14
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand Getting automation projects approved in today’s cost cutting environment is no easy task. This speaker will explain how uptime, changeovers, maintenance, asset utilization and production schedules can be optimized with automation software and controls.

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Flexible Design: Building for Tomorrow

11/13/14
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand This Food Plant of the Future webinar explores how to think about tomorrow, today, without going overboard or getting locked into an untenable position. Also discussed: strategies and flexible technologies that are available to keep buildings as unrestricted as possible for future growth and how to build the space and systems to accommodate unanticipated needs.

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DOCUMENTS AND FILES

Electronic Capital Expenditure

Capital Investment is a key to any company’s innovation and improvement programme. Investment is key to almost every new product, capacity expansion, and cost saving initiatives. Capital expense represents an organisation change and requires inputs, co-ordination and buy-in from stake-holder groups for successful execution.

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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.

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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Food Engineering

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2014 December

In the December 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about our Fabulous Food Plant feature on the Chelten House, a new facility in Las Vegas.

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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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