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The Price is Right

May 3, 2010 1:32 pm | Comments

Doug Fuehne, VP, Professional Services of PROS Pricing Software Solutions talks about how manufacturers can improve their pricing strategies.

Market Update: Plant Expansions

April 30, 2010 1:34 pm | Comments

A survey of food manufacturers revealed that plant expansions are being driven by a need to grow and diversify product lines.

Huntsman Rolls Out Huge Industrial Wireless Project

April 29, 2010 1:57 pm | Comments

Huntsman Corporation undertook an aggressive program to eliminate injuries, product defects, and environmental releases at their Port Neches facility using a completely mobile solution.

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Wireless Points Avoid Interruption

April 28, 2010 12:33 pm | Comments

Inside BP’s Cherry Point refinery, wireless sensors continuously monitor temperature, pressure and vibrations during essential operations.

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How to Avoid & Respond to FDA Warning Letters

April 27, 2010 1:20 pm | Comments

Excerpts from real warning letters—common and avoidable FDA citations—are accompanied by suggested best practices for responses and a 10-point response checklist.

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Half Empty or Half Full?

April 27, 2010 7:52 am | Comments

KROHNE helps Back River accurately measure flow by implementing a flowmeter that is ideal for partially filled pipes.

Wake Up and Smell the SCADA System

April 26, 2010 12:54 pm | Comments

Modern automation technology is helping a Lavazza coffee roasting plant to maintain constant product quality, high outputs and competitive prices.

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Farming Fuel, Powering the Grid

April 26, 2010 9:48 am | by Carrie Ellis | Comments

An experiment in bioenergy and downdraft gasification could bring biofuel and energy production to the local farm scale.

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Wireless Sensors in Real-Time

April 26, 2010 9:06 am | by Aaron LaJoie, Electrochem Solutions | Comments

Measurement data can be displayed to allow remote monitoring of process status in real time.

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Overcoming Jelly Belly Aches

April 23, 2010 8:43 am | by Karen Langhauser, Editor-In-Chief, Food Manufacturing | Comments

Despite initial obstacles, Jelly Belly Candy Company's international expansion to Thailand proved to be a sweet success.

Packaging Specialists Count on XS1 Checkweigher

April 20, 2010 1:08 pm | Comments

To meet standards on challenging products — dietary supplement multipacks — Quality Packaging Specialists turned to Mettler-Toledo to remove under- and over-weight packages.

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Hardening Reactive & Refractory Metal Valves

April 20, 2010 7:08 am | by BRIAN P. HOOD, Product Manager, Flowserve Flow Control Division | Comments

Zirconium, titanium and other reactive/refractory metals are corrosion-resistant and often used by manufacturers to design valves for applications involving acids.

Curbing Contamination

April 16, 2010 12:35 pm | Comments

Utilizing oil-free air for manufacturing processes will virtually eliminate the risk of oil contamination in food products and packaging materials.

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Hazardous-Chemical Reactions

April 16, 2010 11:07 am | by SWATI UMBRAJKAR, PhD | Comments

It is critical to obtain chemical reactivity data under both desired and undesired process conditions via experimental testing to ensure the process is safe.

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Processing on the Fly: iPhone & Blackberry Apps

April 16, 2010 10:52 am | by Luke Simpson, Associate Editor | Comments

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.

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