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Fume Hood

October 6, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The SE AireStream Fume Hood is a high performance fume hood that maximizes user protection and energy savings. Product is constructed entirely of chemical resistant, flame retardant, non-metallic composite resin materials.

Improve Loading Dock Safety: 6 Key Tips

October 3, 2014 2:52 pm | by Brad Poulter | Articles | Comments

You do not want to lose production time due to an inefficient loading dock. You also cannot sacrifice safety for speed. Follow these loading dock safety tips to keep your dock safe and your products moving efficiently.        

Manufacturing Day Gains Momentum Across the US

October 3, 2014 12:00 pm | by National Association of Manufacturers | News | Comments

As part of the third-annual Manufacturing Day, more than 1,600 manufacturers across the country are opening their doors and displaying the exciting, technology-driven operations that make manufacturing among the most rewarding career options available.

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Bulk Bag Discharger

October 3, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Patented system designed for discharging dehydrated vegetables. Unit features the exclusive Flo-Master bulk bag massaging system to promote material flow. 

Food-Grade Spray Lubricant

October 2, 2014 7:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

 Non-Toxic Food Grade Spray Lubricant is ideal for bearings, slide ways, conveyors, cams, hinges and other locations that see repeated use.

Shrink Labeler

October 1, 2014 7:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Product applies full sleeve shrink labels and tamper evident sleeves at speeds of 50 to 300 containers per minute.

Risk, Opportunities With Used Equipment

September 30, 2014 3:00 pm | by David Young and Jim Swope, PMP, SSOE Group | Articles | Comments

Cutting costs and accommodating production schedules are two of the major factors driving the purchase of used equipment in the food manufacturing marketplace. On average, a manufacturer can save 25 to 50 percent when compared against purchasing new equipment.

8 Tips for Maintenance Efficiency

September 30, 2014 2:30 pm | by Scott McNeill, Director of Operations, TPC Wire & Cable Corp. | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers operate on thin margins, so wringing every drop of efficiency out of equipment is crucial. This is especially important in food manufacturing, where consumers are often price sensitive. Here are eight simple tips to keep your equipment properly maintained and running smoothly.

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Advanced Slicing System

September 30, 2014 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new PowerMax®3500 is the ideal solution for slicing a variety of innovative products. This mid-sized slicer’s upper and lower infeed drives provide complete control over the product while offering up to three AccuPower™ Independent Drives for the highest possible yields.

Reiser Honors Ruiz Foods' 50 Years by Gifting Vemag DP3

September 29, 2014 3:00 pm | by Reiser | News | Comments

To mark the 50th Anniversary of Ruiz Foods, Reiser participated in the celebration in Denison, Texas by gifting them a Vemag DP3. Ruiz Foods purchased their 100th Vemag earlier this year, and Reiser made good on their promise of "Buy 100 Vemags and then get one free."

8 Steps in Water Treatment to Protect Your Products and Equipment

September 29, 2014 2:00 pm | by Marc Weaver, PE, LEED, AP and Taylor Wilson | Blogs | Comments

Whether you're designing a new food processing plant or upgrading an existing facility, determining necessary water treatment is a critical step in protecting and maintaining your plant's systems. Here are some steps to develop the most-effective water treatment program. 

Brainstorm: Innovations in Sanitation Pt. 4

September 29, 2014 12:00 pm | by Tony Reed, Business Development Manager for Food Safety, Dow MIcrobial Control | Articles | Comments

In the last part of this four-part series, we ask: Which innovations in sanitation should food manufacturers be aware of and how do they aid in regulatory compliance, as well as boosting consumer confidence?           

Load Cell Tester

September 29, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Company has introduced a tester that fills the niche of economical and versatile load cell testing equipment. 

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10 Proactive Ways to Eliminate Distractions in the Warehouse

September 26, 2014 1:30 pm | by Jerry Matos, Product Specialist, Cherry's Industrial Equipment | Articles | Comments

When it comes to working in the warehouse, there are countless distractions. While not all distractions can be eliminated in a warehouse, they can surely be reduced to improve safety and efficiency. Here are 10 distractions to consider and address.

Sanitizers/Disinfectants

September 26, 2014 7:58 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

This series of sanitizers/disinfectants, with its combination of indirect food contact sanitization and general disinfection claims, can help to combat foodborne diseases.

Rapid-Rail

September 26, 2014 7:36 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Rapid-Rail is engineered to simplify changeovers on the packaging line, offering a single point, easy-to-use hand adjustment of guide rails to accommodate multiple package sizes on the same piece of equipment.    

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.      

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. 

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. 

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