Deli Brands of America supplies wholesalers, restaurants and steakhouses, food retailers and industrial customers with delicatessen meats, steaks, veal, pork, lamb and other specialties. Previously the company had used several manual systems—including Excel and Outlook—as well as many paper-based forms for operating its production facility. Unfortunately, this led to inaccurate data, time-consuming information retrieval and poor reports.
Starbucks and WestRock completed a pilot to recycle fiber from 25 million coffee cups for new cups.
Recycled paper company Sustana invested in pulping equipment to remove polyethylene liners from the cups and save the fiber, which was mixed into paperboard at WestRock’s mill in Evadale, Texas. Large rolls went to Seda packaging company for printing, cutting and forming.
For decades, manufacturers have struggled with the integration of Traditional Machine Vision. Visual Quality Assurance (QA), gating and sorting has always been the necessary evil, helping manufacturers reduce the risk of defective products. The process begins with the manufacturer identifying a need for QA and assessing whether a certain point on the production line is worth the time, effort and cost of implementing a machine vision solution.
The International Weighing Technology Initiative met for the first time on October 16th to focus on setting a standardized communication interface for weighing instruments. To date, there hasn’t been a real focus on standardizing the digitization of the weighing industry.
Inductive Automation selected the recipients of its Ignition Firebrand Awards for 2018, which were presented at the recent Ignition Community Conference (ICC) in September, 2018. Several entries included food applications.
Leading French dairy cooperative Maitres Laitiers du Cotentin (MLC) has deployed a combination of Quantum Corporation’s DXi deduplication appliances and Veeam software to meet the challenges of skyrocketing data growth and malware threats.
A radical transformation of the food processing industry is required, starting with the c-suite getting out of its comfort zone and embracing the ability to imagine the meal of the future, says Roy Henderson, CEO of Green Cell Technologies.
Tippmann Innovation of Fort Wayne, Ind. recently completed a cold-chain assessment for Wawa Inc., one of the nation’s leading convenience store chains. Over the last 60 years, Wawa has developed a reputation for the highest quality products in the country.
In the May 2020 issue of Food Engineering, our focus is on safety. From emergency planning to day-to-day operations such as cleaning and sanitation, we bring you tips on how to keep your workers and your customers safe.