Three out of four food processing operations measure OEE.
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August 8, 2017
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At the forefront of innovation
Industry vet Barry Calpino of Conagra Brands shares his tips for innovation in the food and beverage industry.
Food processors ask OEMs for improvements to processing equipment
Cleanability is the No. 1 request, according to a recent report from PMMI Business Intelligence, with 73 percent seeking machinery that is designed and built to be cleaned and sanitized easily.
Three out of four food processing operations measure OEE
Food and beverage manufacturers rely on OEMs for machine improvements to maximize up-time and increase yields, according to a new study.
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Risk Assessment Workshop September 23-24 Las Vegas Convention Center (Note: PACK EXPO Las Vegas Show Sept. 25-27)
Risk assessment, a process manufacturers use when procuring machinery to evaluate equipment for potential health and safety hazards, is required for compliance to the ANSI/PMMI B155.1-2011 standard and the EU machinery directive 2006/42/EC.
The course includes:
• Global standards
• Risk assessment basics
• Hands-on risk assessment using Packsafe/designSafe® software
• Legal implications
• How to deploy
• EU machinery directive 2006/42/EC
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On-Demand Webinar: Does Hygienic Design Increase Sanitation Efficacy?
Improved hygienic design of machinery is considered one of the best ways of reducing risk by increasing sanitation efficacy. The Virginia Tech Department of Food Science and Technology, in conjunction with Kollmorgen, conducted tests comparing servo motors with standard designs to a servo motor purposely designed to be hygienic. This webinar discusses study results, implications, and monetization of hygienic design.
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Packaging
Don’t underestimate the importance of labels
Words, images and symbols printed on food and beverage packaging can make the difference between a customer purchasing an item or leaving it behind.
New pouch design for water
HFactor, the United States' first functional water that caters to the health, wellness and lifestyle challenges and needs of today’s active consumers, announced a complete redesign of its packaging.
Less hard work on the sausage packing line
With an automated solution, the future of sausage packing is flexible, gentle and precise.
Plant Floor
Spray nozzles used for evaporative cooling
Vortec spray nozzles atomize the liquid stream to create a range of 20 to 200 micron-size spray droplets; droplet size and production are not dependent on liquid pressure.
Mixing systems are designed for large-scale production
VersaMix multishaft mixers are adaptable for mixing at low-, intermediate- and high-shear levels or any combination necessary for powder wet-out, deagglomeration, emulsification, homogenization, heating/cooling and deaeration.
Fabric door improves wind resistance
The Entrematic gravity-assisted Dynaco D4 door features an edge retention system that withstands winds up to 50 to 60 miles/hr., without the addition of a heavy bottom bar or rigid wind ribs in the curtain.
Fryer system prevents damage to batter coating
The system includes an integrated batter application system, oil mist eliminators to meet battered product exhaust conditions, a heat exchanger and complete access platforms.
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