Nestlé Waters North America is the largest bottled water company by volume in the United States. The company prides itself on its sustainability efforts, including its many LEED-certified facilities and eco-friendly packaging.
The 240 Watt Explosion Proof LED Wall Pack Light fixture provides operators with an energy efficient alternative to traditional hazardous location luminaires.
The OLK-441 Leak Detection Kit finds leaks quickly and efficiently in petroleum- or synthetic-based fluid systems.
Bourbon tourism reached new heights last year in Kentucky as people flocked to distilleries. In its first full year, 61,698 people traveled to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour. It was created in 1999 by the state's distillers' association.
A California chicken processing plant resumed operations after shutting down for two weeks to combat a cockroach infestation. Foster Farms in Livingston said it called its employees back to work after taking all necessary measures to clean the plant.
Two- and three-watt LED G9 Retrofit Lamps are versatile, energy efficient alternatives for up to 40-watt halogen T4 G9-based lamps.
Dig deep enough on the corporate website for many software-based companies and you’ll find documents called “post-mortems,” in which an employee explains in detail the nature of a recent downtime or failure. Manufacturing has no real equivalent, and I wonder if that isn’t a problem, or, at least, an opportunity.
While most manufacturers have comprehensive equipment maintenance and service programs in place to minimize downtime, most manufacturers pay much less attention to a problem that, according to Electric Power and Light Magazine, causes 30 to 40 percent of business downtime: power quality fluctuations.
The Traceable® Workstation Barometer with clock and altitude compensation is designed for recording ambient changes in labs, monitoring conditions that affect sample analysis and assiting in prediction of weather changes.
Before we can jump into delivering automation solutions, we need to step back and take into account the rapidly changing environment of controls and automation. Case in point, control systems once had a life span of decades, but now the range is between three and 10 years.
ArcMAX™ Volumetric LED Panels have been added to the DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) Qualified Products List (QPL), certifying the fixtures for national utility rebates.
A fire has shut down operations at Cargill's beef packing plant in Dodge City. There were no injuries in the fire Monday night at the southwest Kansas facility, but 1,000 employees were evacuated. Flames damaged the roof in one part of the plant.
For the food industry, risk is a multi-headed beast, often controlled by a virtual alphabet soup of regulatory entities — FDA, USDA, OSHA — all focused on safety. With so many regulatory waters to be navigated, failure to focus on worker safety can be extremely costly, both in terms of worker health and company finances.
The Magnalight EPLC2-LED-150W-RT Explosion Proof LED Flood Light provides an energy efficient alternative to traditional hazardous location luminaries.
The viscous nature of confectionary products like chocolate, caramel, fondant, thick cream, syrups and liquid sugar make them extremely challenging for pumping operations. Choosing the right pump is essential to avoid the costs associated with pump downtime and repair or replacement.
Energy productivity, the ratio between value-added shipments and total energy cost, is an important indicator for managers of food processing companies. Like all operating indices, managers expect this to be at standard, or even continuously improve. How can this be done without increasing risk?
The HAL-24-3L-LED-BMSW fixture is a 2 foot long, 3 lamp, UL listed Class 1 Division 2 Groups A, B, C and D hazardous area LED light that takes the reliability and efficiency of a fluorescent fixture and adds longer lamp life and efficiency.
These innovative brushes and tools are designed to improve and raise the visibility of users' internal hygiene control, support HACCP compliance and make it easier to maintain hygiene regulations.
The Food Manufacturing Brainstorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the overall food industry marketplace. In this issue, we ask: What steps can food manufacturers take to reduce energy costs in their facilities?
Highly Flexible Thermocouple Cables are designed for continuous motion, tight routing, excessive temperatures (-65°C to +260°C) and extremely harsh environments.
Energy usage continues to be a critical issue in the manufacturing sector, due to concerns over energy costs as well as the need to meet corporate sustainability requirements. But with advanced energy management technology, manufacturers more easily can meet their energy goals.
The LEDLB-24E-IR LED Light Bar offers high infrared light output and extreme durability for demanding operating conditions.
The INTELLILUBE® single-point lubrication system reliably dispenses pre-measured lubricant at a constant rate, avoiding damage from manually over and under filling.
Millsboro residents voiced opposition Thursday to a plan supported by Gov. Jack Markell and state economic development officials to convert a former pickle plant in Sussex County into a poultry processing plant. Pollution is a major concern for residents.
A food-processing company says it has pushed back the date for restarting a closed factory in eastern Indiana. Sugar Creek Packing Co. officials say the delay comes because of changes in construction plans for a sewage treatment plant near Cambridge City.