Tech Update

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

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Editor's Note

The perfect time for some good news

July 7, 2014
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

June 4, 2014
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

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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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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TYSON FOODS

Tyson Foods made headlines announcing the company intends to acquire Hillshire Brands in a deal valued at $8.55 billion. Do you think the acquisition for will be beneficial for meat and poultry processors?
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Food Engineering

July 2014

2014 July

The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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