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Evaluating Actuators for Washdown in Food Applications, Part 1

April 16, 2012 12:41 pm | by Aaron Dietrich, Electric Products Manager, Tolomatic, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Machines used to process food must keep food safe by not harboring or introducing bacteria, lubricating fluids or other contaminants.

The Cost of the Untrained

April 12, 2012 1:12 pm | by RACHEL LEISEMANN IMMEL, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO) | Blogs | Comments

I know how critical a successful training program is in the industry, and the cost of an untrained worker might just be a bit higher than an untrained dog and masticated remote.

The FDA Takes on BPA

April 12, 2012 12:08 pm | by Anthony Hopp & Leonard Kurfirst, Partners, Litigation Department, Edwards Wildman | Articles | Comments

Although some studies have suggested that BPA might be related to obesity and cardiovascular disease, the quality of these studies has been questioned.


Compact Safety Interface Controller

April 12, 2012 11:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tapeswitch Corp. has launched the PSSR-2, a new compact safety interface controller that offers integrity monitoring of any presence sensing safety switch, mat and edge product with a 6.8K ? or 8.2 K ? end of-the-line resistor.

Inspection-Grade 3D Scanning System

April 11, 2012 1:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Laser Design Inc. has announced the unveiling of its newest and most automated inspection-grade 3D scanning system, the SURVEYOR Auto Gage 3D.

Improve Material Transfer, Reduce Spillage

April 10, 2012 12:27 pm | by MARTIN ENGINEERING | Articles | Comments

By updating its longest conveyor, a large power generator has reduced dust and spillage, contributing to greater plant safety, productivity and environmental responsibility.

The Future of Food Safety

April 9, 2012 5:58 am | by KRYSTAL GABERT, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

The Global Food Protection Institute is currently changing the way food manufacturers, and state and local regulators take on food safety challenges.

More Volume than Any Other Glove Bag

April 4, 2012 12:58 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Air Science recently unveiled its Purair Flex film isolator with more volume, versatile tapered sleeve/glove choices, easy setup and several safety options.


High-Speed Data Transfer

April 4, 2012 12:25 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Tharo Systems presents its H Series printers not only with multiple interfaces for every application.

Radiation Threatening Japanese Delicacies

April 4, 2012 10:09 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

The Japanese government is warning its citizens to avoid hundreds of locally-produced foods that exceed safe radiation limits. 

Dust Suppression for Low-Turbulence Applications

April 3, 2012 12:47 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Dust Control Technology’s DustBoss® DB-M is well-suited to operating conditions involving very fine dust particles, including slag dust or fly ash.

Offloading Made Easy

April 3, 2012 12:46 pm | Articles | Comments

The construction of a new building is a huge undertaking for any company, but when you’re dealing with chemicals, there are additional industrial and governmental requirements to meet.

Preventing Toxic Labels

April 3, 2012 12:31 pm | by MIKE ROZEMBAJGIER, Vice President of Recalls, Stericycle ExpertRECALL™ | Blogs | Comments

As the FDA increasingly cracks down on companies and contract manufacturers for labeling issues, companies should be taking the necessary steps to prevent these recalls.


The Most Solvent-Resistant Label Yet

April 3, 2012 11:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Computer Imprintable Label Systems recently launched the ultimate solvent-resistant computer-printable label to resist Xylene, MEK, IPA, DMSO and more.

Hoist & Rigging Safety

April 2, 2012 6:35 am | by Peter Cooke, Training Manager, Columbus McKinnon Corp. | Articles | Comments

Most hoist-related accidents can be prevented by simply ensuring that users are properly trained on the operation, safe rigging, inspection and maintenance procedures of the hoist.

Antibiotic Activism

March 30, 2012 6:57 am | by MIKE AUERBACH, Editor, Pharmaceutical Processing | Blogs | Comments

The message that antibiotic resistance is a growing problem has been beaten to death -- and most parents are aware of it. But parents can be a bit “weird” when it comes to their child’s health.

Seafood Processing Involves Unique Challenges

March 30, 2012 6:19 am | by JAMES COOK, Food Safety Technologist, SGS | Articles | Comments

Auditing, inspection and testing system remove companies that supply adulterated or misbranded products, and ensure the delivery of high-quality, safe seafood products to consumers.

Thermal Camera for Clear, Detailed Images

March 29, 2012 9:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Clear24 thermal cameras by SightLogix set a new benchmark for thermal image quality, providing more image detail even in conditions of rain, snow, fog, wind or humidity.

Fireworks Factory Rocked by Explosions

March 28, 2012 10:34 am | by MSNBC | Videos | Comments

Explosions at a fireworks factory in Thailand have set off fires at four warehouses, forcing nearby residents to flee.  

Let Bygones Be Bygones? Not So Fast

March 28, 2012 8:37 am | by JONNATHA MAYBERRY, Associate Editor, Chem.Info | Blogs | Comments

As humans, we are excellent at temporary learning: The art of correcting potentially reckless behavior after some event shakes us up, but then quickly reverting to our careless ways.

The Proof Is in the Packaging

March 26, 2012 7:22 am | by JONNATHA MAYBERRY, Associate Editor, Pharmaceutical Processing | Articles | Comments

Customers care about more than safe manufacturing processes -- they need to know that their safety was protected by proper packaging and transport as well.

Handling All Your NFPA Compliance Needs

March 22, 2012 12:59 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Wm. W. Meyer and Sons provides equipment compliant with National Fire Protection Association standards for handling grain, plastic, wood, metal or other fine organic dusts.

Put Safety in the Spotlight

March 22, 2012 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics’ now offers the EPL-BS-161M-TP1-100 tripod-mounted LED light tower with a removable pedestal-style lamp assembly.

Safeway Stops Selling 'Pink Slime' Beef

March 21, 2012 10:12 am | by CNN | Videos | Comments

Safeway stores have announced that they are stopping sales of ground beef containing "pink slime," CNN reports.  

Dust Explosions in the Food Industry

March 21, 2012 8:27 am | by VAHID EBADAT, Ph.D., CEO, Chilworth North America | Articles | Comments

The vast majority of powders in the food industry can form explosible dust clouds if the particle size is small and moisture content is low.

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