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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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Chicken Farmer Prevails In Pollution Lawsuit

December 21, 2012 9:49 am | by ERIC TUCKER,Associated Press | News | Comments

A Maryland farmer who raises chickens for poultry giant Perdue Farms did not discharge pollution into a nearby river, a federal judge ruled Thursday in a case that had been closely watched by environmentalists and the poultry industry. U.S. District Judge William Nickerson sided with Alan Hudson in a 50-page ruling, saying a New York-based environmental group that sued the farmer and Perdue for pollution had failed to prove its case.

Ultrasonic Liquid Level Sensors

December 20, 2012 2:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Flowline® EchoPod® and EchoSonic® II lines of ultrasonic liquid level sensors and transmitters are constructed with PVDF transducers and NEMA Type-6P polycarbonate enclosures.

Capping And Lidding Parts

December 19, 2012 2:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Company produces tightening discs, gripper rubbers, quills, quill discs and other contact parts to fit virtually any brand of capping and lidding equipment.

Rail Mount LED Work Light

December 18, 2012 2:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The WAL-JH-2XWP400 Rail Mount LED Work Light is designed to allow fast temporary mounting to ladders, scaffolding and railings.

Cable Entry Seal

December 17, 2012 2:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The C RS T cable entry seal has been approved for IP69K, demonstrating its ability to protect equipment during industrial high pressure cleaning with very hot water.

Downdraft Table System

December 14, 2012 2:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The DT-3000V2 downdraft table is designed to provide high-efficiency, source-point collection and filtration of powder, dust, fumes, smoke and other contaminants produced during industrial processing and production operations.

Rotary Airlock Valves

December 14, 2012 2:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new line of cast iron rotary airlock valves is designed to provide primary process optimization benefits typically associated with high-end, specialty-application valve designs.

Identifying Counterfeit Electrical Products

November 29, 2012 12:38 pm | News | Comments

Eaton Corporation announced tips aimed at helping facility owners and contractors identify counterfeit electrical products. The tips can help customers as they take inventory of their current stock and prepare for purchasing in the New Year.

Digital Infrared Video Thermometer

November 29, 2012 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The OS-VIR50 series of digital infrared video thermometers features a dual laser that indicates ideal measuring distance where the 2 laser points converge to a 25.4 mm (1”) target spot, color LED bargraph for viewing trends, a fast 150 millisecond response time, a type K thermocouple input and trigger lock function for continuous readings.

Medium Pressure Check Valves

November 28, 2012 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The CP series of Medium Pressure Check Valves is factory-set at one fixed cracking pressure while the CPA series allows for adjustment of the cracking pressure in the field.

Safety Module

November 27, 2012 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The G10 is the world’s smallest AS-Interface safety module with IP67 protection.

HVAC and Building Automation Drives

November 26, 2012 1:00 am | by Food Manufacturing Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Z1000 family of HVAC drives is comprised of the Z1000 variable speed drive as well as the Z1000 Bypass Package designed specifically for commercial HVAC applications.

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