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LED Lamps

October 29, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The line of LED PAR30 and PAR38 lamps has been expanded with the addition of new styles, beam angles and color temperatures.

The Evolution of Connectivity on the Food and Beverage Plant Floor

October 25, 2013 8:00 am | by Frank Malczyk, Program Manager, Industrial Automation and Riky Comini, Business Development Director, Industrial Automation, Molex Incorporated | Articles | Comments

Several factors have led manufacturers and processors to take a more cautious approach to improving their automation systems. But the need to employ more advanced plant floor networking technologies is becoming clear as manufacturers look to increase operational efficiencies and bottom line profits.

Ensuring Long-Term Success of LEDs

October 24, 2013 8:00 am | by Clifton Lemon, Soraa | Articles | Comments

Like other innovations spurred by a combination of technology development and government mandates, solid state lighting (SSL) presents a real triple bottom line scenario — it's good for the planet, good for profit and good for end users.

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Safety Contact Mats

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

This line of Safety Contact Mats is designed to safeguard personnel around machines, presses, robots and other types of active equipment.

Leak-Detection Dyes

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

This line of Spectroline® fluorescent leak detection dyes are formulated for oil-based industrial fluid systems.

Battery-Operated Micro Scrubber

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

The Vantage 14 Battery-Operated Micro Scrubber is designed to provide scrubbing for small area cleaning applications.

System Inhibits Bacteria Growth on Flooring

October 18, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The FGI-AM® food-grade isophthalic Polyester Resin System offers antimicrobial properties to inhibit the growth of bacteria on the surface of composite gratings, floor plate and stair treads used for flooring, walkways and platforms throughout food and beverage facilities.

Smells from Animal-Food Plant Annoy Some in Iowa Town

October 17, 2013 10:06 am | News | Comments

Some people in the eastern Iowa city of Wilton are complaining about smells emanating from a new plant that produces animal food. Resident William Locey told City Council members they needed to do something about the smells from the recently built Vitalix plant.

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Flooring for Food and Beverage Plants

October 17, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company's flooring systems contribute seamless, chemical resistant surfaces to the food and beverage industry, as well as contributing to LEED certification credits for both Material Resource (MR) and Environmental Quality (EQ).

Food Grade Lubricant

October 17, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

PURITY FG2 with Microl TM MAX not only protects equipment under severe operating conditions, it also protects itself.

Airlock Feeder

October 17, 2013 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Klean-In-Place® Rotary Airlock Feeder is a special purpose valve for bulk tank cleaning applications.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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