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Farm Bill Talks Pit Ag Against Animal Welfare Interests

November 19, 2013 9:54 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The future of state laws that regulate everything from the size of a hen's cage to the safe consumption of Gulf oysters may be at stake as farm bill negotiators work to resolve a long-simmering fight between agriculture and animal welfare interests.

PROCESS EXPO Coverage: Vibratory Weighing Feeder, Booth #4517

November 1, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Magna Weigh Feeder is a continuous in-line weighing vibratory feeder designed to feed and monitor products by weight.

November/December 2013 - Tasting Success: 2013's Top Innovators

October 31, 2013 12:20 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

We review the top five innovative food manufacturers we've covered this year, highlighting each company's unique efforts.

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Sanitary Bulk Container Dumper

October 31, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

This process-specific sanitary bulk container dumper is designed and built to the particular sanitary operating processes and practices of the application to ensure optimal compliance contribution (OCC).

International Dairy Show Coverage: Robotic Bag Filler, Booth #1770

October 28, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The robotic BFW Series bottom-up filler was designed for bagging powdery materials, including milk and protein powders, as well as bakery mix.

Bulk Bag Leak Detectors

October 21, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The TRIBO.dsp U3000 series of electrostatic, triboelectric (TRIBO) bag leak detectors, emission monitors and solids flow monitors effectively measure particulate emissions, dust emissions and dry solids flow.

Dust Collector Hoppers

October 16, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Low Pro hopper is designed to collect dust and fumes from cutting, blasting, welding and thermal spray operations, while the Low Boy hopper is for use with heavier dust-loading applications involving a variety of dry dusts.

Powder Induction, Wetting and Dispersing

October 15, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Ystral Conti-TDS offers powder induction, wetting and dispersing of an agglomerate-free liquid, all with one machine.

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Tubular Cable Conveyors

October 14, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The FLEXI-DISC™ line of Tubular Cable Conveyors is designed for the gentle transfer of friable food products.

Low-Clearance Bulk Bag Unloading

October 11, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Low-Clearance Bulk Bag Unloader is engineered to operate in low-ceiling facilities where standard unloaders either won't fit or are difficult to use.

Bulk Bag Filling & Weighing System

October 9, 2013 5:09 pm | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

This portable stainless steel filling system with a platform scale and a weight indicator allows stable filling of bulk bags in several facility locations.

Bulk Bag Unloading System

October 9, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

SacMaster® is a versatile and safe bulk bag unloading system designed specifically to include important features and functions identified by bulk bag manufacturers and users in multiple industries.

Force Displacement Drive Conveyors

October 8, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

FastBack FDX Force Displacement drives are 40% smaller than comparable inertia drive horizontal motion conveyors and convey up to 2,500 pounds.

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Vibratory Feeder

October 7, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The 76 Series Vibratory Feeder is the largest unit in Company's lineup of compact vibratory feeders.

Conveyor Components

October 7, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company now offers the MOVEX standard line of conveyor chains, components and bearing supports.

October Featured Products: Bakery & Bulk Handling

October 4, 2013 4:39 pm | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Each month, Food Manufacturing highlights products and news in a featured category. This month, we are spotlighting bakery and bulk handling.

Horizontal Motion Conveyor

October 4, 2013 8:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The E-Z Slide® Horizontal Motion Conveyor (HMC) prevents damage to friable or delicate products caused by the hopping and tumbling action common to typical conveyors and feeders.

PROCESS EXPO Coverage: Food Grade Conveyors, Booth #5341

October 4, 2013 8:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Manufactured using plastic materials and minimal stainless steel allows DynaClean conveyors to be competitively priced in the food processing market.

Conveyor Changeover Efficiency Loop

October 2, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company's Conveyor Changeover Efficiency Loop features safety and energy-monitoring features.

Tablet-Optimized Conveyor Configurator

September 27, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Dorner Tools (DTools), the online site home to Company's conveyor productivity applications, is now optimized for use with tablet computers, giving users even more access to the design tools they need to fully configure their belt conveyor systems.

Groups Get USDA Grant for Specialty Crops

September 25, 2013 11:27 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Nine Iowa organizations focused on growing specialty crops will receive government grants totaling more than $250,000. The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service provides the funding to allow farmers to diversify and give customers access to locally grown products including fruits, vegetables, nuts, and flowers.

Open Chute Drum Discharger

September 3, 2013 2:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Control Link™ Rotation System provides 180° drum rotation for maximum product discharge.

PACK EXPO Coverage: Tabletop Conveyors, Booth S8049

August 30, 2013 2:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Tabletop Conveyors feature rugged designs that ship quickly and install easily.

Direct Lift Hydraulic Container Dumper

August 23, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

This heavy-duty carbon steel unit has a 1,000 lb. capacity. The interior of the pour chute features a 304-2b stainless steel product contact liner with continuous TIG welds, ground smooth.

Force Displacement Drive Conveyors

August 13, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

FastBack FDX Force Displacement drives are 40% smaller than comparable inertia drive horizontal motion conveyors and convey up to 2,500 pounds.

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