Food Engineering thanks the sponsors of the 2019 Food Automation and Manufacturing Conference. Their support is invaluable in making FA&M an annual success.
ABB provides plantwide solutions to the food and beverage industry to optimize productivity, efficiency and uptime. Our broad portfolio from power connection and automation to end-of-line robotic packaging helps improve process uptime, increase productivity with less energy and water, realize improved food safety and traceability, minimize waste, reduce water ingress and ensure people safety. ABB is a pioneering leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products.
Alberici Constructors is a premier 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.
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.
Calpine Energy Solutions is one of the top retail energy marketers in the country, supplying natural gas, power, renewable energy, and associated energy and risk management services to our customers throughout the United States. We are a licensed retail energy provider in every deregulated state in the U.S. We tailor our products and services to capture the benefits of customer choice while protecting our customers from unexpected increases in energy prices. Our cutting-edge risk management programs are flexible and designed to meet the unique needs of our customers while providing a wide range of solutions to help meet or beat their budget goals for energy expenses.
Food & beverage innovation starts by mixing the “art and science of building.” As a trusted full-service, turnkey real estate development, master planning, architecture, engineering and construction firm, we safely deliver the highest quality solutions on time, on budget and beyond expectations. We are helping drive the food and beverage industry forward by providing fast track, efficient solutions for facilities that need to perform while exceeding safety and quality standards.
Lenze is a global manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technology. Our products can be found in many industries, including automotive, packaging, material handling and logistics, robotics and, commercial equipment (pumps/fans). A global network of distributors and representatives makes Lenze Americas perfectly positioned to meet the motion control needs of customers worldwide. Lenze Americas, the U.S. subsidiary of Lenze SE of Germany, is headquartered in Uxbridge, Mass.; corporate global headquarters are in Hamelin, Germany.
OptTek is a 27-year-old software company located in Boulder, Colo., that provides software-based products and services. OptTek utilizes an advanced set of optimization and analytical techniques to help clients in the commercial and governmental sectors resolve a vast array of mission-critical challenges. OptPro is an offering from OptTek; it is a sophisticated production scheduling solution that utilizes our proprietary simulation optimization engine, at its core. OptPro goes well beyond other “rule-based” scheduling offers; it is a solution for highly complex process scheduling needs, utilizing math programming, metaheuristics and simulation to craft custom solutions.
Sage helps drive today’s businesses with a new generation of solutions to manage everything from money to people. Our technology provides live information so you can make fast, informed decisions anytime, anywhere in the world. We champion your causes and provide world-leading advice and support when you need it most. Our solutions manage your entire organization. They travel with you whenever they’re needed — in the cloud, on premise or both. That means staying on top of finances, streamlining your operations, empowering your people, and unleashing the power to reach your goals.
Van der Graaf (VDG) has been designing and manufacturing high efficiency drum motors to drive belt conveyors since 1985, for industries such as food processing, packaging, unit handling, mining/aggregate, automotive, among others. VDG continues as the leading manufacturer of drum motors by adhering to high quality standards and utilizing cutting-edge production technology. The VDG innovative all 316 stainless steel, continuous profile design SSV Sanitary series drum motors exceed industry expectation in sanitation and operator safety. All VDG drum motors are manufactured in-house in the USA and Canada, ensuring quality control, fast delivery and after sales service.
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.
Doral Corporation is a third-generation industrial contractor celebrating 50 years in business. Historically known as a rigging, moving and erecting contractor, Doral has evolved into a full-service resource for the food and beverage industry. Whether your needs involve machinery moving, equipment setting or conveyor installation, put your trust in the diverse team of experts at Doral Corporation to provide the solutions. When it comes to shop fabrication, our skilled welders work with a wide variety of raw materials including carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, alloys and plastics. We use the latest technology in press brakes, shears, welders, plasma cutting tables, rolls, punches and machine tools. We have extensive experience executing an array of structural and miscellaneous steel fabrication. As an AISC Fabricator, we’ll provide balance and stability for your fabrication project. Trust Doral for your next project.
The company was founded by Myron G. Newell, who came to Greensboro from Elmira, N.Y., and opened a store in 1885 selling everything from hand churns to buggies. The company was first incorporated in 1908. In 1913 it added farm machinery to its product line. At the suggestion of Newell’s son, Burton M. Newell, Sr., the company began specializing in the dairy business in the early 1920s. Over the years, the company has expanded into the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and personal care industries, having evolved from being a full line distributor to a full-service systems integration company. Currently, M.G. Newell has three locations: Greensboro, N.C.; Louisville, Ky.; and Nashville, Tenn. With the addition of the Louisville and Nashville divisions, the original M.G. Newell now functions as the corporate headquarters and houses the Greensboro division.
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.
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.
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.
For over 20 years, Development Advisors (DAI) has been applying its expertise in incentive negotiation and site selection to increase project return on investment and profitability for manufacturing and distribution development projects. DAI secures incentives and assists clients with projects in 42 states and has negotiated incentive packages representing over $10 billion in capital investment and 9,500 jobs. DAI’s priorities are to identify the best locations for a project through community cost assessment and to maximize the incentive package associated with each potential site by working collaboratively with local and state government officials.
#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.
Food Plant Engineering is a design/build firm that helps food producers increase efficiency, improve product safety and grow their businesses. Our professionals plan, design and construct facilities in multiple food sectors throughout the U.S. For more than 65 years, Food Plant Engineering has provided innovations for leading food processors and distribution companies. Whether it’s plant renovation or expansion, we implement our projects with long-term, hygienic solutions in mind. Food Plant Engineering’s creative team offers more than just a blueprint; we give you the roadmap for 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.
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.
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.
Harpak-ULMA Packaging offers a very broad range of packaging technologies to suit many needs — from simple, single components to highly complex, automated, fully integrated packaging lines. Discover our many capabilities including tray forming, tray sealing, flow pack, VFFS, meal assembly, thermoforming, automation, cartoning, sleeving and case packing.
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, Inc. is the process and facility design, automation and information system partner for the world’s largest food and beverage companies. With a professional team of engineering experts, in-depth industry knowledge, and a proven project methodology, Matrix consistently delivers superior results on time and on budget. Matrix Technologies provides comprehensive capabilities for process and facility design and system integration 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.
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.
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.