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Flavor Feeders Achieve Higher Throughput

October 6, 2010 7:45 am | Comments

Newer material-handling systems with an improved flexible screw conveyor from Spiroflow Systems can move seasonings and coatings at higher throughputs than ever before.

Monitoring your Waste

September 30, 2010 12:55 pm | by Ed Orvidas, Strategic Account Manager, Culligan Intl. | Comments

Electronic performance monitoring of water quality helps ensure product safety and quality, which is critical, especially in the food and beverage industries.

Powerful PAC Upgrades Tortilla Machine

September 30, 2010 12:39 pm | by RON MEADE, Chief Executive Officer, AutomationDirect | Comments

Advanced automation from AutomationDirect helped Casa Herrera produce tortillas reliably, quickly and precisely.


The Evolution of Clean Pumping

September 28, 2010 10:12 am | by WALLACE WITTKOFF, Hygienic Director, Dover’s Pump Solutions Group (PSG™) | Comments

Despite emphasis on safety, there still have been a number of scandals that have combined to reduce the public’s trust in the safety that industry can provide.


'C' Is for Cookie ... & Conveyor

September 27, 2010 12:25 pm | Comments

In order to produce other products in the same mixer, Jacob’s needed a way to bypass the storage silo and load alternative flours directly into the mixer.

Five Steps to Safety

September 27, 2010 6:56 am | by DANA A. WEEKS, Marketing Communications, Pilz Automation Safety L.P. | Comments

Safety doesn’t have to be complicated, confusing or costly.  Here are five steps you can take to keep employees safe and costs down.


PVDF Piping—Oh So Many Options

September 24, 2010 8:03 am | by David A. Seiler and Josh Gingras, Arkema Inc. | Comments

Special PVDF polymer development and system design make the material a no-brainer.

Wireless Sensor Network Progress

September 23, 2010 12:10 pm | by Dr. Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx Ltd. | Comments

Meeting in the middle: Wireless sensor networks must reduce power requirements, while energy harvesting technology continues to improve.


ComDust—A Pro’s Approach

September 23, 2010 11:56 am | by Jon A. Barrett, Business Development Specialist, Interior Maintenance Co. Inc. | Comments

These helpful basics not only assist with understanding combustible dust cleaning and its associated regulations, but also selecting and evaluating potential vendors.


Investments Never Wasted in Water

September 23, 2010 11:20 am | by Carrie Ellis, Editor | Comments

Severn Trent Services and the Elkton wastewater treatment plant defuse a big stink within the community, while curtailing environmental damage to the Chesapeake Bay.


What Does EISA Mean for your Facility?

September 23, 2010 7:40 am | Comments

“This new law [The Energy Independence and Security Act] gives a bit of a push to get you moving in the right direction, but it’s up to the individual to make the most of it.”

Produce Packer on a Mission

September 21, 2010 1:17 pm | Comments

After integrating comprehensive refrigerator controls, while adding demand control and response capabilities, Mission’s energy bill has been reduced by as much as 33 percent.

Long-Term Piping Integrity for Safety Performance

September 21, 2010 6:51 am | by DONALD TOWNLEY, PE, Business Manager for Corzan™ Industrial Systems, part of The Lubrizol Corp. | Comments

Most important to safety-conscious specifiers is the fact that chlorinated polyvinyl chloride piping offers a number of attractive safety attributes.

Improving Coding Flexibility

September 20, 2010 7:00 am | Comments

Golden State Foods’ Liquid Products Division eliminated the need for hand-labeling by installing a variable data printing solution that enables customization of plain corrugated boxes.


Keeping Record of What Counts in Job Training

September 16, 2010 9:47 am | by J. LEROY WARD, PMP, PgMP, Executive Vice President, Product Strategy and Management, ESI Intl. | Comments

Often people who receive job or skills training perceive there won’t be support or reinforcement for their new competencies back at work, and therefore, what’s the use?


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