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ERP Plus Aids in the Pursuit of Profits

November 24, 2010 5:56 am | Comments

As the foundational system of record for the business, ERP can be one of the best tools process manufacturers can use to implement cost-cutting measures and to achieve these goals.

Recalling the Recalls of 2010

November 23, 2010 7:39 am | Comments

Digest these prevention strategies gleaned from 2010’s pharmaceutical and food processing recalls.

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Do Your Homework Before You Go Wireless

November 23, 2010 5:17 am | Comments

Paul Richards, CEO of Wireless Sensors, and Todd Hansen, Director of Strategic Marketing for Honeywell Sensing & Control, discuss the considerations processors should make prior to installing a wireless sensor system.

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R&D is a Company’s Life Blood

November 18, 2010 11:32 am | by DAVID MANTEY, Editor, Product Design & Development (PD&D) | Comments

Michelle Brand, previously with Ticona, discusses her new role with a former competitor and how the “almighty drive to keep cost down creates an end-state detrimental to humanity.”

Five Ways to Lose Points on Pest Control Audits

November 17, 2010 5:16 am | by ZIA SIDDIQI, Ph.D., B.C.E., Director of Quality Systems, Orkin LLC, & JIM BAIL, Director of Technical Services, Food Processors Program, NSF | Comments

With the ever increasing demands of our daily jobs, sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of pest management details that can make a big difference during a third-party audit.

Improve Performance through Intelligent Safety System Design

November 16, 2010 5:43 am | by GEORGE SCHUSTER, CFSE, Senior Industry Consultant, Safety and Sustainability Solutions, Rockwell Automation | Comments

Today, processors understand a well-designed safety system improves efficiency and productivity, and machine builders increasingly recognize how safety systems improve business and machine performance.

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pH Electrodes Reduce Maintenance Hours

November 15, 2010 5:50 am | Comments

An agricultural chemical manufacturer migrated its pH analyzers to a system with electrodes that can be continually cleaned, calibrated and regenerated under controlled conditions in the lab.

Choosing the Right Lift Truck

November 11, 2010 5:54 am | by SUSAN COMFORT, Class II Narrow Aisle Truck Product Manager, & JOE LAFERGOLA, Business and Information Solutions Manager, The Raymond Corp. | Comments

Three steps can help operations managers understand how lift trucks are being used in a facility and whether they are being used for the applications for which they are intended.

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SIS Prevents Dangerous Overpressures

November 9, 2010 11:53 am | Comments

At a facility for dehydrating raw natural gas from wells, engineers designed a SIL-2 safety instrumented system to help protect low-pressure pipe and process equipment against overpressures.

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Biodegradable Design

November 9, 2010 4:45 am | by MEAGHAN ZIEMBA, Associate Editor, Product Design & Development (PD&D) | Comments

Biodegradable material helps consumers reduce their carbon footprint and lessen the waste dumped into landfills.

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Best Solution for Handling Lime Slurry

November 8, 2010 5:43 am | by TODD LOUDIN, President, Larox Flowsys North America | Comments

Valves and related equipment in lime slurry service need to be selected carefully to prevent freeze-ups and other process disruptions.

Best Practices for Powering Wireless Devices & Avoiding Interference

November 5, 2010 11:10 am | by Luke Simpson, Associate Editor | Comments

Todd Hansen, Director of Strategic Marketing at Honeywell Sensing & Control, and Paul Richards, CEO of Wireless Sensors, offer best practices for powering wireless devices & avoiding interference.

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Sweetening the Wastewater

November 3, 2010 12:05 pm | by DAVID DELASANTA, President, CASTion Corp. | Comments

L&S Sweeteners used to pay fines due to sugar levels in its wastewater. Those sugars are now reclaimed, yielding slurries with a market value and eliminating the need for a wastewater treatment plant.

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Best Ways to Convey with Metal Detection

November 2, 2010 8:15 am | by AJ Naber, Senior Design Engineer, Dorner Manufacturing | Comments

It’s a balancing act. Our job is to design a metal detection conveyor system that’s very sleek and uninterrupted, but at the same time, provides the highest level of safety.

Pharmacogenomics: a new paradigm to personalize treatments in nephrology patients.

November 2, 2010 4:38 am | by Clin Exp Immunol | Comments

Although notable progress has been made in the therapeutic management of patients with chronic kidney disease in both conservative and renal replacement treatments (dialysis and transplantation), the occurrence of medication-related problems (lack of efficacy,...

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