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Q&A: Springing Forward with Pest Prevention

March 21, 2013 11:10 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

With warmer weather on the horizon, it is important for food manufacturers to put prevention measures in place for warm-weather pests. Food Manufacturing spoke with Patricia Hottel about the steps processors can take to get a head start on spring pest prevention.

Gauge Marking Label

March 15, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Gauge Marking Label is a simple and cost-effective means for machine operators to quickly identify gauge and inspection parameters and specifications.

Pipe Marking Webinar

March 8, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Applying color-coded labels simplifies pipe and shut-off valve identification, especially when it needs to be done quickly.

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Combustible Gas Detector

March 5, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The Model IR400 Point IR Combustible Gas Detector features a three-second T90 response time to the presence of combustible hydrocarbon-based gases, allowing plant operators to respond quickly to gas leaks and avoid potential accidents.

Low Temperature Lubricant

March 4, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

LU™214 Food Grade Low Temperature Lubricant is a multi-service lubricant for extended service under extremely low temperature conditions (as low as -78 ºF).

The New Dawn of Revenue Management & Why You’re Not Prepared

March 1, 2013 12:01 pm | by Michael Kerman, director of industry development, Revitas | Articles | Comments

 Manufacturing has reached a state of complexity that threatens many manufacturers’ revenue — to a tune of more than $15 million per year. As the number of markets, channel partners, and locations continues to expand, many companies are watching their sales incentives spin out of control.

Sustainability & the Supply Chain: How to Reduce Cost & Save the Environment

February 28, 2013 1:29 pm | by Yves Leclerc, West Monroe Partners | Articles | Comments

 For years now, the “green” and “sustainable” trends have transitioned to a standard. From corporate offices to high-rise apartments and clothing manufacturers, most industries have begun to seriously invest in sustainability. The modern consumer is more sustainability-savvy, and brands are beginning to realize that purchasing power is often directed towards businesses that are up to par on remaining socially responsible.

Handbook on Weigh Module Integration

February 25, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Company has issued a handbook providing advice on the design and application of load cells and weigh modules for tanks, silos, vessels, hoppers and conveyors.

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Food Grade Chain Lubricant

February 25, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

LU™205 Food Grade Chain Lubricant is a blend of renewable resource oils that is treated with antioxidants, extreme pressure, anti-wear and corrosion protecting additives.

Insertion Panel Flow Conditioner

February 18, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Vortab Insertion Panel (VIP) flow conditioner completely neutralizes flow profile irregularities caused by elbows, valves, blowers, compressors and other flow disturbances that commonly occur in piping and duct runs and cause flow meter inaccuracies.

Safety Interlock Switch

February 13, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

D4SL-N Safety Interlock Switches are available with four-, five- or six-contacts to satisfy varied application needs.

Convenience at Your Fingertips

February 12, 2013 9:27 am | by Bernd Steppeler, Design Engineer, HAVER Filling Systems | Articles | Comments

New mobile technology allows a cake mix supplier to video conference with an equipment manufacturer while standing in front of the inoperable equipment. By using a small tablet device, equipped with a camera and linked directly to software in the filling machine, the plant operator can show the service team the exact problem while monitoring operational data.

Cutting the Mustard

February 7, 2013 11:00 am | by Krystal Gabert, Editor | Articles | Comments

Beaverton Foods, Inc. is currently the largest processor of specialty mustards in the country and operates out of a 70,000-square-foot food processing facility in Hillsboro, Ore., shipping about 30 million units per year. But its beginnings were much more humble.

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February Featured Products: Prepared Meals & Process Monitoring

February 5, 2013 11:04 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Each month, Food Manufacturing highlights products in a featured category. This month, we are spotlighting prepared meals and process monitoring equipment.

Lead Screw Assemblies for Miniature Mechatronics

February 2, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Company's "Micro" Series lead screw assemblies are 2 mm (5/64") diameter screws with available standard leads ranging from 0.3 mm (0.012") to 2 mm (0.079") per revolution and in a variety of nut configurations manufactured using self-lubricating acetal.

Current Sensors

February 2, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

DS1 current sensors feature a compact and non-adjustable one-piece design to deliver reliable detection of very low DC current levels in a wide range of applications.f

Environmentally Friendly Pest Management

January 23, 2013 3:21 pm | by Patrick T. Copps, MS, B.C.E., Technical Services Manager, Orkin, LLC | Articles | Comments

The days of traditional pest management strategies — which may have included an over-reliance on pesticides and reactive pest treatments — are long gone. In their place is a proactive approach to pest management that uses chemical treatments only as a last resort.

Double Wall Piping Systems

January 22, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Chem Prolok™ is a thermoplastic double wall piping system that meets EPA requirements for underground chemical transfer.

Overload Safety Couplings

January 22, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Torq-Tender™ overload safety couplings are available in special models designed for washdown applications.

Ultrasonic Diagnostic Tool

January 21, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The MDE-2000 Marksman™ II is an ultrasonic diagnostic tool that converts and amplifies inaudible ultrasonic sound into audible "natural" sound.

Air Filter Housings

January 16, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

GlidePack® air filter housings ensure high indoor air quality and provide leak-free (less than 0.5% guaranteed) filter integrity.

Piston Compressors

January 9, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

GEA Bock piston compressors allow Company to offer piston and screw compressors from five to 6,100 CFM using various refrigerants including R-134a, R-404a, CO2, NH3 and others.

Vortex Pump Head

January 8, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The SGV Vortex Pump Head for SUMP-GARD® vertical thermoplastic pumps handles fluids and slurries containing stringy materials or solids to 2" (51 mm) in diameter.

2012 Energy Intelligence Report

January 3, 2013 11:50 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Find ways to save money through investing in energy efficient equipment and alternative energy solutions in the 2012 Energy Intelligence Report!

Double C-Face Coupler Brake

January 2, 2013 2:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The double C-face coupler brake mounts on the drive end of a standard C-face motor, replacing the commonly used motor brakes mounted on the back of a special motor designed with a mounting flange and extended shaft on the fan end of the motor.

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