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Improving Electrical Safety in the Workplace

September 25, 2014 1:51 pm | by Christina Chatfield, Marketing Communications Manager, HARTING USA | Articles | Comments

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation, accidents attributed to electrical hazards injure an average of 4,000 workers and claim 300 lives every year. Given these numbers, electrical accidents are among the top causes of job-related fatalities in the U.S. workplace.

Directional Control Valve

September 25, 2014 7:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

The general purpose automation valve is designed for directional control and piloting applications requiring compact size, high flow capability and energy savings.                             

PRODUCT VIDEO: Signal Stack Light and Alarm Combination

September 25, 2014 7:30 am | by Larson Lights | Product Releases | Comments

The Stack Light with Signal Horns is approved for use in hazardous environments where explosive and flammable gases, vapors and dusts exist or stand a potential to exist, as well as wet locations and marine environments.      

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Lease or Loan Equipment? What You Need to Know to Decide

September 24, 2014 3:32 pm | by William G. Sutton, President & CEO, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association | Articles | Comments

The improving economy means manufacturers' equipment needs are increasing to meet growing business demands. This article offers 10 guidelines on how to determine which financing option is appropriate when acquiring equipment.     

Food Formers

September 24, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The food portioners can form and portion beef, poultry, fish, vegetables and more. 

Electronic Thermometers

September 23, 2014 7:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Digi-Tel thermometers are optimized for use in demanding food processing, dairy engineering, and process industry environments.  

Custom Engineered Tanks

September 22, 2014 7:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Custom engineered tanks are built in ASME-code certified plants and can be designed for virtually any use, application or environment. These tanks can include agitators, heating jackets or coils, insulation, thermowells, sanitary finish, passivated surfaces and special coatings or tank liners.

New Trends in Sanitary Equipment Are Improving Food Safety Standards

September 18, 2014 12:44 pm | by Jim Oko, Director of Process Engineering, Stellar | Blogs | Comments

In this day and age of heightened throughput and productivity, the sanitary design of equipment is driven primarily by food processors themselves, who are interested in increased efficiency, faster/effective cleaning procedures and reduced changeovers. 

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Pasteurization Systems

September 18, 2014 7:50 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

New Macrowave Pasteurization Systems are ideal for batch or conveyorized applications for bagged or bulk product. 

Sinterflo Metal Mesh

September 18, 2014 7:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The company supplies high end porous materials for the fluidisation of powders across a range of processes, including food and beverage. 

Cooling Technology

September 17, 2014 7:54 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The technology cools in a stable manner, which makes it possible to achieve the same optimum temperature of just above zero degrees Celsius everywhere in the refrigerator. As a result, the quality of fresh fruit and vegetables will last longer.

Air Scrubber Technology

September 17, 2014 7:40 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The System REITHER™ air scrubber is sized for 165,000 acfm to control fine dust and odorous sulfur-based gases from three corn fiber dryers and one corn fiber cooler from wet mill corn processing. 

September 2014: Sweet Business is Budding

September 16, 2014 11:22 am | by Food Manufacturing | Digital Editions | Comments

Click here to check out a Denver food company's dive into the new edibles business, focusing on transparency, technology and consumer-education in a new, controversial market.   

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Aeration Mixer

September 16, 2014 7:36 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Just in time for pie season, the ShuffleMix aeration mixer helps increase the overall apperance of cream pies with a better cream product — up to three times more volume. 

Salmonella-Tainted Peanuts Case in Hands of Jury

September 15, 2014 1:00 pm | by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press | News | Comments

Former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell has been on trial since Aug. 1, accused of shipping tainted peanuts and peanut butter to customers. This is the first time a U.S. food producer has been tried in U.S. District Court in a food poisoning case.

LED Leak Detection Flashlight

September 15, 2014 7:50 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

OPTIMAX 400 is an economical, violet light LED leak detection flashlight. It emits less visible light so industrial fluid leaks are easier to spot, saving technicians valuable diagnostic time and effort. 

PRODUCT VIDEO: Smart CDR

September 15, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The Smart CDR is an innovative condition monitoring system that provides users with instant feedback on the performance of their CDR (Current Diverter Ring) in diverting shaft currents away from bearings to ground. 

Vertical Z Conveyor

September 12, 2014 7:40 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Vertical Z conveyor offers a cost-effective way of moving food product to higher elevations. 

Cleanable Round Airlock

September 12, 2014 7:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The cleanable round airlock, or CRA, was designed specifically for food, pet food and chemical industry applications, where equipment must meet challenging sanitary requirements.

VIDEO: How Chocolate is Made

September 11, 2014 8:00 am | by TRR56, Discovery/Science Channel | Videos | Comments

Ever wonder how that delicious chocolate bar was made? Working in a chocolate factory may seem like the ultimate dream if you grew up watching Willy Wonka, but this video shows the tedious processes that confectionery manufacturers undergo each day.

Explosion Proof Lights

September 11, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

This portable LED light is mounted to a four leg aluminum base and has an LED light head measuring 16 inches wide by 14 inches tall. 

Rotary Finish For Vibratory Conveyors

September 11, 2014 7:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Smooth rotary polished surfaces are desirable for all food products including fruits, vegetables, potato products, snacks and nuts, as well as meat and dairy.

No-Ledge Coupling

September 10, 2014 7:40 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Quick Clamp No-Ledge coupling is designed for food and light industry conveying of fragile materials or materials requiring a high degree of sanitation.

Fresh-Frozen Market Husker

September 10, 2014 7:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Along with husking corn, the Fresh Husker removes stems and debris from fruit such as citrus and apples, and vines. It also can remove tops and debris from beets, carrots, onions, potatoes and radishes.

Chocolate Production Solutions to be Presented at PACK Expo

September 10, 2014 7:00 am | by Sollich North America LLC | News | Comments

Sollich KG of Germany is a leading global supplier of enrobers, tempering systems, cooling tunnels, and bar forming equipment with a complete line of optional auxiliary equipment.                   

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