The audience has spoken. These are the new plant products that FE readers were most interested in for 2022.
December 9, 2022
From November 2021 to November 2022 we’ve covered the launches of many innovative new plant products hitting the market—472 articles to be exact. All of us at FE wanted to look back at these products to find the top 10 most impressive and eye-catching machines, energy solutions, AI technology and more.
Connectivity provides manufacturing plant operations many advantages like increased productivity, faster identification and remediation of quality defects, and better collaboration across functional areas. However, this connectivity is dramatically increasing smart factories’ vulnerabilities and leaving them exposed to cybersecurity threats.
A healthier lifestyle is among the many societal shifts caused by COVID. While there were definitely people focused on health prior to the pandemic, having to stay at home to cook and seeing what exactly was going into their meals day in and day out put a renewed focus on healthier living. This emphasis on such foods continues today, making the health food category extremely competitive.
Some years ago, the television show “Mythbusters” tested the “5-Second Rule”—a belief that food dropped on the floor can be safely picked up and eaten as long as it happens within five seconds. The team tested samples of wet pastrami and dry crackers by placing them on bacteria-infested floor tiles for two and six seconds, then did cultures to see how much bacteria formed compared to a control.
Huntapac uses a heat exchanger from HRS Heat Exchangers as part of a state-of-the-art line to produce carrot powder.
December 8, 2022
Family owned for four generations, Huntapac is a leading UK grower and supplier of root crops such as carrots and parsnips. Following a reorganization of the business in 2019, the company wanted to develop new value-led product options and so installed a state-of-the-art line to produce carrot powder, with a heat exchanger from HRS Heat Exchangers forming a key part of the new process.
Most snack producers opt for gravity metal detectors, but Trigon Snacks went with a customized linear metal detector with an innovative retractable conveyor reject system.
December 1, 2022
Most snack producers opt for gravity metal detectors. With 15 Fortress Vertex snack inspection systems integrated with multi-head weighers in its Liverpool factory, global nut supplier Trigon Snacks is no exception. Yet, for its latest coated honey roast nut production line, the sustainable nut specialist selected a customized linear Stealth metal detector with an innovative retractable conveyor reject system.
More than $223 million in grants and loans aim to increase competition and economic opportunities for meat and poultry processors and producers around the country while helping to lower costs.
December 5, 2022
The MPPEP aims to increase competition across the economy to help lower costs for American families, and this announcement is expected to expand meat and poultry processing capacity, which in turn is expected to increase competition, supports producer income and strengthen the food supply chain to lower costs.