Despite initial obstacles, Jelly Belly Candy Company's international expansion to Thailand proved to be a sweet success.
To meet standards on challenging products — dietary supplement multipacks — Quality Packaging Specialists turned to Mettler-Toledo to remove under- and over-weight packages.
Zirconium, titanium and other reactive/refractory metals are corrosion-resistant and often used by manufacturers to design valves for applications involving acids.
Utilizing oil-free air for manufacturing processes will virtually eliminate the risk of oil contamination in food products and packaging materials.
It is critical to obtain chemical reactivity data under both desired and undesired process conditions via experimental testing to ensure the process is safe.
Having information at your fingertips is becoming more of a necessity than a luxury. A number of new mobile applications provide plant operations managers and engineers with tools for quick safety references and process calculations.
Ideally, Coriolis sensors would be standard, but the practical solution is often thermal.
Liners are a simple, cost-effective of protecting your product against moisture, oxygen, odor, grease, and other contaminates.
Positive displacement pumps can be used to move fragile ingredients—such as chocolate and raspberries—which would otherwise be squashed together by a gear pump.
Look at operational sequences and the overall integration scheme when designing, retrofitting or rebuilding for improved energy utilization.
In an economy where manufacturers are struggling to stay afloat, some are also fighting to find ways to keep their workers employed.
Steam generators heat up faster, provide rapid response to load changes, are explosion proof, and create less heat and chemical loss.
Jeffrey Kaveney from Eriez Magnetics talks about how processors can choose the best inspection/vision systems, screeners or separators for their specific applications, and tricks for making it all fit on the plant floor.
Companies can go through the business process improvement (BPI) process on their own and get the same benefits that would come with hiring a pricey consultant.