Six trends are driving plant floor automation.
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September 12, 2017
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Campbell Soup begins construction of new warehouse
The facility will serve as the company’s future Midwest distribution hub.
Global 250: Manufacturers race to keep pace with market challenges
The blurred-line habits of consumers shopping at traditional supermarkets while gravitating toward local fresh foods, restaurant meal delivery and online purchasing force food and beverage producers to up their game.
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Sustainability, efficiency and product safety are on the agenda at PACK EXPO Las Vegas.
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Rising costs for service calls, and fewer experienced plant floor operations personnel, drive food and beverage packaging and processing teams to explore granting their OEMs remote access for diagnostics.

But threats to plant information networks are a concern.  This webinar will help CPGs and OEMs, identify risks and rewards.

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Case Studies
Precision personified
Barrie House Coffee and Tea combines science, automation, knowledge, execution and repeatability to brew a great cup of coffee.
Switch to rotary batch mixer cuts costs, boosts output
Equipment conversion allows a food ingredient processor to save maintenance time and improve its critical quality-control points.
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Six trends driving plant floor automation
From PMMI Business Intelligence, "The Evolution of Automation" is a 69-page study that will be released at PACK EXPO Las Vegas.
Raw materials and ingredients imported into U.S. are susceptible to counterfeiting; seafood is no exception
Ninety percent of U.S. seafood supply comes from foreign waters, and FDA only inspects one percent, according to a study from PMMI.
Plant Floor
Pumps offer gentle product handling and volumetric consistency
Mouvex SLS Series eccentric disc pumps have a seal-less design that incorporates a hermetic pump head with a self-adjustable eccentric shaft protected by double-wall stainless steel bellows.
Sorter is customizable for each application
Key Technology’s VERYX B140 medium-capacity belt-fed sorter has a 1,400-millimeter wide inspection zone for enhanced singulation of product on the belt.
Weigh feeders offer high-resolution weight sensing
Acrison Model 408 Series Weight-Loss weigh feeders feature feed rates from a fraction of a pound to thousands of pounds per hour, with continuous metering.
Bulk bag discharger for solid bottom bags
The Material Master bulk bag discharging system with bag-piercing knives has a 2-ton chain hoist with VFD that lifts bulk bags into a carbon steel discharge hopper.
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