The plastic-coated metal straps are used for quick, easy and safe fixation of cables in food manufacturing facilities. They are available in steel for both indoor and outdoor use, and are supplied in fixed lengths or rolls.
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In every product company, bottlenecks occur that can delay the processing of an order, the production of goods, or perhaps delivery to a customer site. To understand where your organization could increase efficiency, first look to the areas where the entire process slows or even grinds to a halt.
When deciding on refrigerant piping for your food processing facility, you’re faced with two major options: carbon steel or stainless. While carbon steel, or black pipe, is the industry standard, stainless is a far better investment for your food manufacturing plant due to lifetime costs, maintenance and durability.
Most manufacturers of food and beverages have a common concern: the need to keep ingredients, processes and the final product cold. In most applications, the refrigerant of choice is anhydrous ammonia, but recent changes to OSHA’s enforcement approach have created new risks.
Manufacturing robots aren’t typically the friendliest of fellows. That’s why Rethink Robotics introduced Baxter in 2012. Baxter is leading a new category of smart, collaborative robots designed to safely and intelligently work right next to people.
Rain, snow, ice, and ice melt can play havoc on a floor’s finish, and when this happens, they can also damage the floor itself. But there are ways to keep hard-surface floors clean, safe, and healthy during the winter.
Planning and implementing a proper lift truck fleet service program is critical to optimizing the fleet’s uptime and productivity. To make the most of the program and the equipment, be sure to include a few maintenance components to ensure the long-term health of any lift truck fleet.
Manufacturing job growth increased dramatically in 2014 compared to the previous year, according to numbers from the federal Labor Department released Friday.
Research shows that the classic approach of selecting hand protection through risk categories — mechanical, chemical and liquid protection — does not work for the food industry. It is, rather, the protection needs themselves that best determine the most suitable glove.
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December for the 19th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 67th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
The truth is, there is no one solution for every company. While many traditional vendors would have a business conform their processes to fit the abilities of the solution, it’s important that companies choose solutions that can adapt to their business’ needs.
The Cloud is providing new opportunities to leverage APM data so manufacturers can not only improve their plant performance, but also potentially offer new products and services. Still, many manufacturers are concerned about moving what is often considered proprietary and sensitive information from the plant floor into the Cloud.
Distribution center and warehouse operators invest heavily in capital projects to satisfy growing customer demand, but often neglect to adopt a lifecycle strategy to realize the true value of that asset over its useful life.
When it comes to enhancements in food safety from a lubricant perspective, previously unknown terms such as NSF H1 and CFIA have become commonplace. Now, food industry professionals have myriad options when choosing products that help achieve targeted levels of food safety for their facility.
Buildup of water and organic debris can contribute to pest problems in food facilities. Here are some essential tips for ensuring facilities and restaurants are cleaned properly.
By following larger corporations’ lead, mid-market companies can leverage their existing big data to increase revenue and improve customer relationships.
Retailers continue to put pressure on manufacturers to escalate production efficiency in order to enhance customer service though faster shipping to stores or home deliveries and personalized products. Warehouses have expanded well beyond the traditional product fulfillment function.
As the software landscape has advanced, new technologies like Cloud, Mobile, Big Data, and IoT are facilitating easier open integration and increased digitization of information. In addition, solution providers have also begun to tailor applications to better fit the needs of today’s manufacturers.
The smaller-sized tank washing nozzles are designed to fit through openings as small as 2 inches, while maintaining a slow and controlled rotation speed.
If you embrace lean manufacturing as part of your company’s overall business strategy, long-term strategic benefits are possible including increased profits, decreased costs, and long-term efficiency gains.
The recent past has been particularly painful, with economic downturns driving manufacturing overseas to take advantage of lower labor costs, and a generally depressed level of manufacturing activity becoming the norm. However, there’s good news to share.
This Specialized Inventory Management with Barcode Accuracy, or SIMBA, is designed to provide food, meat and poultry processors the ability to process, label and track their products from receiving to shipping.
While equipment upkeep and parts replacements are necessary, there are ways you can reduce your preventive maintenance costs without decreasing your food processing facility’s operational efficiencies.
When it comes to preventing falls, breaking bad habits and dispelling misconceptions can help reduce accidents and save lives. A good starting place is the five most common misconceptions about fall protection.
Food Manufacturing spoke with John Whitaker, the senior business analyst of the Kellogg Company, to find out how Kellogg manages a distributed workforce across 19 U.S. facilities. This article originally appeared in our November/December 2014 print edition.
Hod Lipson, Ph.D., Director of Creative Machines Lab at Cornell University, talks about 3-D printing in conventional manufacturing and how it is creating new opportunities for food companies to create not only a variety of food products, but customizable ones, too.
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