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Agnes Transforms Material Handling with Tape

May 19, 2010 5:57 am | Comments

Rather than people pushing carts between multiple locations, Agnes automated guided vehicles from Creform address several small-volume material-handling applications within an HVHC eye glasses plant.


Six Ways Outsourced Maintenance Saves

May 17, 2010 11:58 am | by Ron Hoffman, VP/General Manager, MAG Maintenance Technologies | Comments

It's tough to transform machine maintenance from reactionary to preventive. Here are six ways a single-source maintenance partner can optimize the capital investment and provide cost savings.

Building Faster Retractable Conveyors

May 17, 2010 6:40 am | Comments

How KLEENLine designed and built the fastest retractable conveyor system, which operate at speeds up to 1000 feet per minute.


Get Leaner with Enterprise Resource Planning

May 13, 2010 10:13 am | by Jim Shepard, Sr. VP of AMR Research, for SYSPRO Inc. | Comments

Integrated ERP software provides control over the planning and management of all facets of a business, including accounting, manufacturing and distribution.


Employee Training Strategies

May 11, 2010 11:18 am | Comments

The results of a reader survey reveal the training procedures being used by food manufacturers to keep employees educated, proficient and safe.


Molecular Fingerprints Promote Safety, Traceability

May 10, 2010 2:07 pm | by Michael Woelk, CEO, Picarro | Comments

Molecular fingerprints can be used to quickly verify that key components of foods and drinks—edible oils, sweeteners, etc.—are pure and unadulterated.


Reduce Shrinkage

May 7, 2010 11:35 am | Comments

A well designed dust collection system can reduce product shrinkage by 75 percent.


Chocolate Potpourri Finds a Sweet Solution

May 7, 2010 10:19 am | Comments

Chocolate Potpourri has gained the efficiencies of integrated real-time SYSPRO ERP — data only needs to be entered once and is immediately available to all departments.


Chocolate Potpourri Finds Sweet Solution

May 7, 2010 7:10 am | Comments

Chocolate Potpourri has gained the efficiencies of an integrated real-time SYSPRO ERP solution — data only needs to be entered once and is immediately available to all departments.

The Future of Chemical-Free Aseptic Packaging

May 4, 2010 11:04 am | by JOSH EPSTEIN, Director of Marketing, Advanced Electron Beams | Comments

Three dominant trends are shaping the future of shelf stable packaging technologies: Sustainability, changing consumer tastes and a heightened sensitivity to food safety.

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.


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.


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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