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Food Safety Update: Equipment Acquisition

October 15, 2013 12:00 pm | by Krystal Gabert, Editor | Articles | Comments

The Food Safety Update section of Food Manufacturing is designed to offer our readers insight into the state of food safety concerns across the industry. We received hundreds of responses to this month’s survey on equipment acquisition.

Modest Growth Forecast for Equipment Investment Through End of 2013

October 11, 2013 12:20 pm | News | Comments

Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow by 3.3 percent in 2013, according to the fourth-quarter update to the 2013 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation.

October 2013 - Turning Around the Grain Train

October 7, 2013 5:10 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

LifeLine Foods' zero-waste plant in St. Joseph, Mo. is on its way to becoming one of the country's premier corn milling facilities.

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Brush and Wall Bracket Lines

October 3, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company introduces improved products to the brush and wall bracket lines from Vikan®.

Coolant Sump Cleaner

October 3, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Chip Trapper™ offers a fast, easy way to clean large coolant sumps.

Ceiling Squeegee

September 25, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

For the problem of ceiling condensation, Company offers a newly designed ceiling squeegee from Vikan®.

Inline Helical Gear Drives and Motors

September 20, 2013 2:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Series 2000 inline helical gear drives and gear motors are designed to meet requirements in a variety of applications including industrial conveyors, food processing equipment and progressive cavity/positive displacement pumps.

Webinar on How to Reduce Fire Risks

September 10, 2013 2:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

In a free webinar, a hydraulic fluid expert will explain the benefits and applications for the many types of fire-resistant (FR) hydraulic fluids available to food manufacturers.

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Free Webinar: How to Reduce Fire Risks

September 9, 2013 2:56 pm | Events

In a free webinar, a hydraulic fluid expert from Houghton International will explain the benefits and applications for the many types of fire-resistant (FR) hydraulic fluids available to food manufacturers.

Telescoping Light Mast

August 28, 2013 2:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The LM-16-FM telescoping light mast is capable of elevating up to 150 lbs. of equipment to heights of 16 ft.

CMMS Use, Needs & Wants

August 27, 2013 12:03 pm | by Michael Koploy Analyst, Software Advice | Articles | Comments

Over the past two months, we’ve surveyed maintenance professionals to identify how the industry uses software to get organized, improve efficiencies and tackle other industry challenges. You’ll find the full report below, but here are three key takeaways.

Explosion-Proof Extension Cord

August 27, 2013 2:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The EPEXC-100-250V explosion-proof extension cord is designed to extend the reach of equipment in hazardous locations where power receptacles are not in close proximity to the work space.

Automated Vent and Drain Valves

August 22, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Clampseal® and Camseal® automated vent and drain valves are offered in 1/2" through 4" sizes that automate processes, improve efficiency, assure precise closing, extend product life and reduce labor costs.

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Non-Toxic Pest Control

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

RapidFreeze treatment is designed for chemically sensitive areas in food processing plants.

Intelligent Toxic Gas Detector

August 16, 2013 9:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company's intelligent toxic gas detector is now IECEx approved and in compliance with international safety standards for explosive environments.

Air/Gas Mass Flow Meter

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

The ST102A Air/Gas Thermal Mass Flow Meter features an advanced dual-element averaging system, improving installation repeatability and accuracy for larger diameter pipes and ducts.

Low-Flow Flat Fan Spray Nozzles

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

The HydroPulse provides a controlled intermittent liquid spray using only liquid pressure as the force for atomization in addition to a drip-free performance.

High Temperature FireWire

August 12, 2013 2:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The ultra-flexible FireWire Cable is designed for high flexibility, mechanical stress, temperature extremes (-65°C to 165°C) and harsh environments.

Torque Transducers

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

Company's torque transducers measure torque and speed at the same time, including an integrated speed measurement system.

Wipes Holder

August 8, 2013 9:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company's SmartHolder was designed specifically for JNJ's SuperSaturated SmartWipes® canisters, to keep them readily available and easily accessible.

Process Management with Tank Flow Redistribution

August 6, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Infor Advanced Scheduling 5.5 enables production schedule optimization for process and complex manufacturing.

Infrared LED Light Bar

August 5, 2013 9:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The LEDLB-60ET-IR infrared LED Light Bar offers high light output and extreme durability combined with versatile mounting and power options.

Universal Transmitter

July 31, 2013 2:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The plug-and-play Model T80 Universal Transmitter is a single-channel transmitter designed for the continuous measurement of seven common industrial plant parameters including pH, ORP, pION, Dissolved Oxygen, Turbidity, Conductivity or Resistivity.

Preparing to Succeed When Your Network Has Been Breached

July 29, 2013 11:56 am | by Jeff Multz, Director of North America Midmarket Sales, Dell SecureWorks | Articles | Comments

Since it’s almost certain that every organization will experience a cyber security incident at some time, you need to be well prepared in advance. According to the 2013 Verizon Data Breach report, 22 organizations, mainly in manufacturing and professional services with only one to 100 employees, became a victim to cyber espionage last year.

Infrared LED Headlight

July 26, 2013 9:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company's infrared LED headlight is ideal for military applications where covert operations require the ability to illuminate areas without being visible to others.

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