C.F. Sauer Company kept its new facility in New Century, Kansas, CFS West Holdings, under wraps until just a few months before the doors opened. The systems in the new plant, however, were no secret to the Richmond, Virginia-based company. The new plant was built for producing margarine and salad dressing to accommodate Sauer's consolidating customer base.
Swagelok's orbital welding system now offers significant benefits to food, beverage, and dairy operations in the form of reduced potential for contamination and ruined product, and measurable gains in productivity and efficiency for new plant construction, OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), and plant maintenance.
Specialty Asian Foods Supplier Develops Packages with High-Impact Branding to Gain in Lucrative Retail Market Amy Foods, Inc., a supplier of specialty Asian appetizers and prepared entrees for food service markets, sought to strengthen its foothold in the lucrative retail sector. Demand was growing among supermarkets and convenience stores for premium, centrally processed Asian foods that eliminate the need for preparation at the store level.
The ability to quickly and accurately track finished products is one of the main reasons companies seek to automate labeling/tracking systems. An automated system can provide product specific information via product, case and pallet labels. Label information can be coordinated at central planning or headquarters then shared with various operating plants through a network configuration.
AK Steel Introduces Stainless Steel Coated with AgION Antimicrobial Coating for the Food Processing IndustryJuly 11, 2002 7:59 am | by note:
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Traversing industries, a metalworking fluid is adapted to the food manufacturing industry; earns USDA-approval It was a deadly fryer fire at a poultry processing facility in the early 1990s at Imperial Foods (Hamlet, NC) that prompted industry-wide interest in upgrading the hydraulic fluids used in food processing.
When the Moltan Company (Middleton, TN), a leading manufacturer of over 100,000 tons of natural minerals annually, began selling its industrial-strength absorbent materials as consumer products in retail stores, it had to create a semi-bulk package that would not only continue to support and protect the products, but cater to customer accessibility to encourage sales as well.
MDS Nordion has developed a revolutionary new method of using x-rays for the processing of pallet loads of pre-packaged food or other materials. Conventional wisdom would say this is impossible, because you cannot give the right dose to the center of a pallet without overdosing the outside. "Dose uniformity is critical to maintaining product flavor," said Dr.
Pulse Combustion Systems (PCS), recently announced it has been working with some of America's top food companies to demonstrate the benefits of pulse combustion spray drying. PCS President Jim Rehkopf said, "Many mineral and specialty chemical manufacturers understand the advantages of pulse drying compared to conventional spray drying techniques.
When specialty foods creator Stonewall Kitchen decided it was time to expand its processing operations, it took full advantage of the opportunity - creating a showcase facility from floor to ceiling. An award-winning producer of gourmet foods, Stonewall Kitchen is a company that prides itself on superior quality in everything it does.
Sophisticated Integral Batch Control With FlexCOR Coriolis Mass Flowmeter Supports High Accuracy Food/Beverage Liquid Flow MeasurementMay 21, 2002 6:46 am
In the food and beverage industry, complex recipes often require extremely accurate process control that necessitates multi-parameter measurement, inline mixing and adaptive batching at high speed. Coriolis mass flow monitoring offers a number of advantages in such applications. The new FlexCOR Mass Flowmeter Series from FCI pushes development forward in Coriolis measurement technology.
Installing a weighing system in your plant can be complex and expensive. Long start-up times and set-up calculations, coupled with high learning curves, are not cheap. PLC programming, rack space and CPU memory, along with control wire runs and extensive instrument programming, all add costs. Program several instruments at one time and the bill can get pretty big.
The Tornesh Dryer is a new innovation for drying wet solids. It can process foods, dairy products, pharmaceuticals, grains, solid chemicals, minerals and ores from 1 micron in size up to 1/2 diameter. Development of this product was initiated because of a need for a less costly alternative to fluid bed drying of fine powders or sluggish materials.
"Hydrostatic scales have been one of the most exciting investments that we have made in our plant," says Jim Stonehocker, Chief Operating Officer of Odom's Tennessee Pride, a family-owned sausage manufacturer with plants in Arkansas and Tennessee. "We could not keep our electronic load cell scales operational, and as a result, we could not get reliable yield numbers.
To help realize its goal of expanding into new markets, APEC is introducing the Food Grade Mistcoater. Used throughout other industries for the application of liquids to a dry product, APEC plans to market the unit as an alternative to the open-ended drum and spray nozzle arrangements typically associated with coating systems.
The Republic of Tea, Nashville, Illinois, is a privately owned gourmet tea company and a leading purveyor of specialty teas throughout the United States. For its customers to get a high quality tea, the Republic goes to India, China and South Africa to buy "full leaf" teas as opposed to lower quality "dust" cuts used in cheaper teas.
Until now, most shippers who use flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs) have used them plain or with generic tube liners. That's beginning to change as people realize the benefits of form-fit liners. This article explores why form-fit liners have become a hot trend for semi-bulk shippers. The advantage of a form-fit liner is implied by the name.
Food processors have continued to search for technologies that can freeze food products faster, faster to keep up with newer high-speed formers and other high-speed production line equipment upgrades, faster to provide better economic yields as measured by cost of freezing per pound of production, and faster to preserve the quality of the product itself.
Grimmway Farms, of Bakersfield, CA, is one of the largest processors of carrots in North America. Every year, Grimmway ships hundreds of thousands of tons of carrots to wholesale and retail grocers from its four plants here, some in the form nature created, and some in innovative packaging, including miniatures packed with dipping sauce.
Hinds-Bock Corporation, a leader in the manufacturing of piston fillers and depositors, has added the SP-01 Pump Filler to its SP-64 single piston filler, a workhorse for depositing and filling flowable products from thin liquids to thick batters with particulates. The SP-01 Pump Filler is ideal for flowable liquids with no particulates.