Tech Update

Articles covering the latest machinery, equipment updates and technological advances on the plant floor

ARTICLES

Maintenance Software

CMMS provides enhanced functionality

April 8, 2014
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.
March 8, 2014

 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

May 13, 2013

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.
April 9, 2013

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: Sterilization - Better processes, healthier foods

April 5, 2012
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

February 6, 2012
With an eye toward maintenance and quick repairs, pump suppliers provide equipment to bolster uptimes.


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Tech Update: Metal detection & X-ray inspection

System enhancements keep a protective eye on quality
January 10, 2012
Vigilance, metal detection equipment and X-ray inspection systems can help keep contaminants out of your food most of the time.


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Tech Update: Packaging Machine Controls

December 5, 2011
Teaching packaging machines to communicate. Thanks to open standards, packaging machine controls communicate up and down the line and with MES and ERP systems to provide key performance data.
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Tech Update: Robotics

September 1, 2011
After they’ve proved their worth in secondary packaging and grunt applications, robots are slowly making inroads for jobs closer to the process. 
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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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