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Hook and Trolley Fluid

April 11, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

PURITY FG Trolley Fluid for hook and trolley systems is formulated to deliver tough wear and rust protection and long service life.

Tank Cleaning Machine

April 11, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Nanojet 2.0 tank cleaning machine features a highly sanitary design which fits into a 2" tri-clover access hole.

Multi-Purpose Dry Film Lubricant

April 10, 2013 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

No-Tox Food Grade Dry PTFE Spray is a new multi-purpose, dry film lubricant in a convenient aerosol form that has been NSF-H1 approved for use in “clean industry” applications.

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Food Grade Chain Lubricant

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

The LU™205 Food Grade Chain Lubricant is part of Company's expanded line of NSF® H1-Rated Food Grade Lubricants.

Synthetic Refrigeration Compressor Fluid

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

This High-Performance, 100% Synthetic Refrigeration Compressor Fluid is formulated for use in refrigeration compressor systems where a NSF H-1 Registered, food machinery grade lubricant is required.

Heat for Harsh/Damp Environments

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

Heating equipment designed for harsh and damp environments helps keep employees warm and productive.

Lubricants with Metal- and X-Ray-Detectable Caps and Components

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

DETEX™ products are NSF® registered chemicals specially packaged with metal and x-ray detectable plastic components to protect against foreign object contamination.

April 2013 - Raising the Bar

April 3, 2013 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Hearthside Food Solutions’ 13 manufacturing plants and 5,000 employees manufacture snack bars for some of the world’s largest food companies. In the company's manufacturing hub in Grand Rapids, Mich., work is coordinated among several plants specializing in granola processing and bar manufacturing.

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Lessons from the Cupping Room

April 1, 2013 9:00 am | by ANNA WELLS, Executive Editor, IMPO | Blogs | Comments

I’ve been through every plant you can think of, whether it produces motors, lawn mowers, refrigerators, treadmills, or Tequila Rose. From construction equipment to breathalyzers — I’ve seen it all. I even once toured the plant of a manufacturer of caskets, where rows of associates sewed linings with delicate care.

Beware The Ill-Planned Innovative Rollout

March 25, 2013 1:27 pm | by Moe Glenner, President, PURELogistics | Articles | Comments

It happens repeatedly. A company adopts a new technology platform that ostensibly will ease the workload, streamline operational processes and result in overall gains in efficiency and budget spending. The intention is spot-on but the execution is decidedly less so.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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