Food Engineering thanks the sponsors of the 2018 Food Automation and Manufacturing Conference. Their support is invaluable in making FA&M an annual success.
Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. With approximately 377,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of €83 billion in fiscal 2017. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of €23.5 billion and employs approximately 76,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
Alberici Constructors is a premiere provider of engineer-procure-construct (EPC), design-build, construction management and general contracting services for process and facility projects throughout North America. For 100 years, Alberici has consistently delivered clients with safe, on-time, on-budget projects. Our team can be engaged from front-end definition services through start-up and commissioning.
The Austin Company offers a comprehensive portfolio of in-house services, including planning, architectural design, engineering, design-build, construction management, and construction, as well as site location and operations improvement consulting, for commercial and industrial companies throughout North America.
Founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1878, we continue to uphold our founder’s values and believe in providing, “Honest work, well done.” Our facility solutions are developed and implemented to improve your operations and make them more efficient—the results you receive are more than just shade and shelter for your business.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE FACILITIES ARE BUILT ON A LANGUAGE OF THEIR OWN.
We speak it. Without a hint of an accent. In 50 years of industry-specific experience, our annual volume has grown to over $1.3 billion, with Cold Storage, Distribution Centers and Food & Beverage Processing facilities making up over 50 percent of our revenue.
And, while our portfolio is vast and complex, our process remains as simple as silence: we start by listening to our clients. As one of the largest construction organizations in the country, Big-D’s family of companies includes more than 1,000 associates and 50 years of experience providing Design-Build, General Contracting and Construction Management services to customers from a wide variety of industries.
We speak the industry language. We hear our clients’ needs. Our experience means we are more than fluent. With Big-D as a member of your team, you will enjoy the confidence of knowing you are receiving the best expertise in the business.
Burkert Fluid Control Systems is a global system solution provider in the fluid handling industry. Our focus is on reliability and innovation, with the goal of creating lasting and effective results for the customer. Our manufacturing expertise encompasses process control and automation in a consultant system minded approach. We bring this wide range of knowledge to the food & beverage processing industry for the purpose of offering: improved automation, product yield, CIP and steam handling, an active role in food safety, and aiding our customers in areas of desired improvement.
CRB is a leading national firm in the design and construction of food, beverage and consumer products facilities. Our full service team of engineering, architecture and construction professionals provide insight into new technologies and methods, process and packaging integration, lean design and food safety. Founded in 1984, we have grown to a team of more than 1000 passionate professionals in 15 offices worldwide. CRB’s single-minded focus on putting our clients’ interests first—every day, on every project—defines us as a firm.
For nearly 60 years, Gray Construction, a nationally ranked engineering, architecture and construction management firm, has been meeting needs for the food and beverage industry across North America. Ranked 3rd among the Top Food Processing Contractors (Engineering News-Record, September 2017), Gray designed and built Food Engineering’s 2018 Plant of the Year—a new state-of-the-art meat processing and packaging facility for Kraft Heinz in Davenport, Iowa. Gray’s industry experience includes meat and poultry processing; confectionery, pet food, condiment and snack food manufacturing; aseptic processing; fluid milk processing; and refrigerated and frozen food storage and distribution.
Opto Engineering manufactures and markets imaging products and vision systems for a variety of different industries. Our focus is to provide every single component needed to perform quality inspection based on vision technologies, either offline or on fully automated lines. Our new artificial intelligence systems Albert and Penso along with our know-how in machine vision allows us to comfortably tackle and solve applications in the food industry, helping customers to improve their quality control process. For all these reasons Opto Engineering has become the vision partner of choice for many of the major manufacturing companies worldwide.
PIP (Process Industry Practices) is a non-profit organization comprised of member companies who collaborate to maintain a library of more than 500 published engineering practices related to the design and construction of process facilities. We have an entire team of Subject Matter Experts from Owners and EPC Contractors, from companies such as ADM, Ambitech Engineering, BASF, and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, concentrating on developing a suite of practices specifically for sanitary processing facilities. This team has published, and is developing, a range of practices that cover piping material specifications, valve descriptions, insulation, coatings, instrumentation, and vessels specific to sanitary process conditions.
Wire Belt Company offers many styles and specifications of conveyor belts to suit your specific application and improve your process efficiencies. We provide conveyor belts for industries such as Food Processing, Textiles, Electronics, Agriculture, Automotive, and more. Our first class Customer Service and global presence means we can provide fast and simple distribution around the world. With over 85 years of experience—it’s no wonder we are the most trusted name in the industry.
At Epstein, there’s much more to who we are than what we do.
The base services we offer are just the tools we use to solve our clients’ real estate challenges. It’s through our ability to deliver strategic and creative project solutions that we create value, which in turn, helps our clients achieve their goals.
Epstein is a multi-disciplinary design and construction company focused on serving our clients, empowering our employee-owners, and enhancing our communities. We deliver strategic and creative project solutions, promoting an open, professional working culture, assuring and enhancing shareholder value, advancing wellness of our employees and improving the world.
Nowicki USA is a leading supplier of machinery and more, to the worldwide Meat and Food Processing industry. Nowicki’s line of machines includes automatic grinding lines for fresh and frozen products, bowl cutters, mixers, tumblers, conveyors, injectors, brine mixers, loaders, ice generators, washing machines, smokehouses, chillers and specialty tumbling systems rapid thawing of frozen blocks of meat, poultry and more. Nowicki USA also represents the finest line of Food Industry Stainless Steel Doors and Stainless Steel drains (WIEJAK), along with one of the world’s finest line of Industrial Thermal Processing Ovens, Smokehouses and Intensive Chillers (BrilTran/Reich).
Pentair works with our partners to make the manufacturing process more efficient by offering products and integrated solutions that help maximize performance and conserve resources. Our process technologies for the food and beverage industries include: Südmo’s stainless steel, mix-proof, single-seat, butterfly, and specialty valves plus control technology that meet the highest hygienic and aseptic standards; Haffmans’ quality control equipment for measuring CO2, O2, and turbidity, plus carbonation units, CO2 recovery systems and biogas upgrading equipment; and X-Flow’s membrane technology for water, wastewater and product filtration. We back our global customers with a worldwide sales and service network.
Food Processing Suppliers Association is the trade association for suppliers to the food processing and packaging industry and the host of the largest and most affordable food processing trade show in the Americas. Our goal is to provide members with networking, marketing and educational opportunities and to help assure the future of the industry through charitable contributions and educational scholarships.
AVEVA (formerly Schneider Electric Software) is an innovative and trusted provider of software and services that improve productivity and profitability for production, manufacturing and infrastructure industries. Our software solutions allow customers to deliver sustainable performance with flexibility and agility to address evolving market requirements, enhance productivity, improve accuracy, save time, cut waste, speed up processes and improve safety.
AZO is the market leader in Mixer Feeding with over sixty years of experience in the Food, Dairy and Confection markets. AZO provides fully integrated pneumatic and container material handling systems. Our systems are known for their speed, reliability and accuracy which ensure product safety, thru-put and consistency. AZO pledges to use our knowledge and experience to design, build, install and service a custom solution that will exceed your specifications and expectations—today and into the future.
#1 Design-Build Firm In the Industry
ENR named Dennis Group the #1 food and beverage design firm in the U.S. for the last three years straight, because over our 30 years in the industry, we’ve built a team that understands the unique challenges faced by food manufacturers and how to solve them.
Whether you need a project definition study or a ground-up greenfield facility, we have the internal resources to support you through planning, facility design, engineering, construction management, and start-up. Simply put, designing and building food plants isn’t one thing we do, it’s all we do.
ESI Group USA is a nationally accredited design-build engineering and construction management firm dedicated to smart building solutions exclusive to the food industry. We are experts in temperature controlled storage, food distribution and specialty food facilities including those earning LEED Certification. Our Single Source Responsibility Approach provides better communication, faster completion of projects and lowers overall costs, allowing ESI Group USA to provide clients with a Guaranteed Maximum Price.
Anybody can draw buildings. But not every design and construction firm is capable of seeing possibilities. Our professional team has the creativity to generate alternative ideas and drive new concepts to enhance food safety and increase processing efficiency. Our goal is to make your facility more than you’ve imagined…because there IS a better way to engineer a food plant.
Innovative Industrial Automation
Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Built on a strong foundation of integrity, our flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® brands are recognized for innovation and excellence throughout the world. And as we increase our offerings, we remain keenly focused on enhancing our unique technology differentiation—and delivering integrated, value-added solutions. Rely on Rockwell Automation to provide a full scope of capabilities to deliver the solutions and services you need now and in the future.
SEW is a world leader in drive technology and a pioneer in drive-based automation, SEW-EURODRIVE has established a reputation for quickly solving the most difficult power transmission and motion control challenges. We introduced the gearmotor in 1931. In the 80 years since then, we have been bringing the best in drive technology to our customers. That commitment has led to a history of innovations—the first variable speed gearmotor, early development of electronic drives, some of the first successful efforts to decentralize control, and the first motor with energy-efficient copper rotors
Since 1995, Simutech Multimedia has helped over 450 global manufacturing companies and 200 schools onboard electrical maintenance staff, in a safe, software-based environment. Using a proven systematic method, Simutech’s simulation software has helped companies hire and train maintenance staff faster—leading to increased operational efficiency, lower rates of human error, and reduced downtime on the factory floor.
Javlyn designs and delivers highly automated process systems used by food, beverage, and dairy manufacturers. From raw ingredient receiving through filling and packaging, our team brings innovative solutions to the most demanding production requirements. We tightly integrate our control systems into the existing landscape and our IT team offers wide-ranging customized MES solutions.
Whether you’re adding a new batch system to an existing process, installing a brand new aseptic line, or building a new green field factory, you can count on Javlyn for your process system needs.
Krones Inc. is a comprehensive partner for its customers in the brewing, beverage, food, chemical, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics industries located in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. The company offers complete solutions for all its customers’ technical needs, ranging from planning and installing fully integrated processing, packaging, and bottling line systems to replacing or upgrading individual single machines. While based in Franklin, Wis., Krones Inc. has an additional office in Ontario, Calif. as well as subsidiaries throughout North America. Krones Inc. is a subsidiary of Krones AG headquartered in Neutraubling, Germany.
Leica Geosystems is the standard in 3D plant scanning. Beginning more than a decade ago with the trusted Cyrax brand of laser scanners, we have continued to raise the bar on speed, quality and reliability.
Matrix Technologies provides comprehensive capabilities for process and facility design and system integration capabilities to manufacturers of heat-processed foods, beverages, frozen foods, snack foods, dairy, poultry, meat, and other products. We can help you reduce costs, increase output, eliminate waste, and boost efficiency throughout your facilities and operations.
Schenck Process is a complete global source of highly accurate pneumatic conveying, sifting, grinding, blending, weighing and feeding systems for dry bulk solids with additional expertise in air filtration. A strong commitment to research and development has led to the creation of some of the industry’s most advanced products and technologies. We have been awarded hundreds of patents and been recognized by our customers for providing custom solutions for their specific material handling needs. Our streamlined business throughout the Schenck Process Group enables us to deliver a unified process solution for customers in every corner of the world.
Founded in 1926, Shambaugh & Son is one of the largest specialty contractors in the U.S., performing over $500 million of construction per year with over 2,300 employees throughout 50 states. Shambaugh specializes in the full range of new and retrofit construction for food processing, industrial, commercial, institutional, medical, and bio-fuel projects. The scope of work entails the self-performance of ten broad disciplines, including mechanical, plumbing, process, refrigeration, electrical, process controls, water and waste treatment, fire protection, temperature controls, and high and low voltage systems. Headquartered in Fort Wayne, IN, Shambaugh has offices in 19 cities throughout the United States.
Sani-Matic, Inc. has delivered dependable sanitary process cleaning solutions through targeted engineering, deep expertise and craftsmanship since 1943. Today, the Madison, WI-based manufacturer serves the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries through a network of distributors and manufacturer representatives. Sani-Matic’s full line of equipment, and supporting sanitary components, include clean-in-place (CIP) systems, clean-out-of-place (COP) parts washers, cabinet washers, tunnel washers, boosted pressure systems, a variety of strainers, spray balls and more. These proven products, as well as the company’s Tactical Solutions system optimization program, provide customers with a complete clean and ongoing Cleaning Confidence.
For over 30 years, Van der Graaf has been the leading manufacturer of drum motors for belt conveyors. Van der Graaf drum motors exceeds current industry demands in sanitation, energy savings, and operator safety using cutting-edge innovation and technology.