Camilla Howard, European sales and marketing director for Unitherm Food Systems, talks to Food Manufacturing about what innovations in the thermal food processing world manufacturers should be aware of. This article is the final part of a three-part series.
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The Food Manufacturing Brainstorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the overall food industry marketplace. In this issue, we ask: Which innovations in thermal food processing should manufacturers be aware of?
The company's new Ethernet driver in Kepware Technologies KEPServerEX version 5.15 is an OPC communications platform that allows PC software to access controller data/variables with a streamlined and easy-to-use interface.
Pizza Hut unveils an enormous live-action Pizza Thrower for comic enthusiasts and diehard Ninja Turtle fans worldwide. Standing at more than 12 feet tall, the Pizza Thrower boasts a 180-degree rotating tower with a turret-mounted seat to trigger the pizzas.
A new online calculator can help manufacturers eliminate paper on the shop floor. The calculator, created by Aptean, can help companies save in labor costs, material yields and capacity uplift potential, allowing companies to improve in every area of their operations.
Regardless of the size of the facility, the first hurdle most plant managers and engineers encounter in meeting facility-wide energy management is the absence of detailed data about how energy is being used within their facilities — beyond the metered usage.
Which country claims the most food and beverage manufacturing innovations? A quick look at the food and drink sector reveals why the United Kingdom and the United States are at the top of the class in innovation. Is it the frozen dinner or the microwave that takes the prize?
The demand for employees wanting to check their data anywhere is a growing trend. While enabling a mobile workforce can raise concerns about security, data protection and integrity typically is greater with a hosted solution than with an in-house implementation.
New automation suite software for packaging, food and converting applications, means more accurate web tracking, sealing, gluing, cutting and slitting.
In the newest Food Productivity Guide published by METTLER TOLEDO, food and beverage manufacturers are given a food process and equipment selection reference tool in topics from filling and batching to checkweighing and inspection techniques.
Foodborne illness is a serious public threat in the U.S. The CDC estimates that approximately 1 in 6 Americans suffer from foodborne illness each year. Now, a new online tool created by the USDA automatically inserts critical food safety steps into user recipes.
Many ERP packages have fallen short, because they are either severely limited in functionality or they are only replications of a predecessor legacy ERP package supporting one business type. They do not acknowledge that manufacturers require a greater variety of methods.
Bad software is not the primary reason ERP systems, in general, have earned a bad industry reputation. Rather, trouble usually arises because of the tricks, empty promises and false guarantees made as an ERP vendor’s sales representative works to close a deal.
SeaWorld taps Coca-Cola's breakthrough PlantBottle packaging technology to create the first consumer cup that reduces carbon impact and advances plant-friendly vacations. The packaging swaps traditional plastic resins with natural sugars found in plants.
When the food industry begins to produce food, the need to study specific formats becomes essential. Simple shapes that have entered common usage such as the chocolate bar, ravioli, or the ice cream cone were created by considering the aesthetics of the food we eat.
A San Diego entrepreneur is developing the first in-home dry-age refrigerator. Called the Steaklocker, it uses the relatively simple process that has been used in fine restaurants for many years. Steak-lovers can save 50-70 percent on current retail dry-age prices.
Business owners often run into the issue of not being able to guarantee a service or product to be ready at a specific time. Now, a mobile app called Cued, designed by a high-tech entrepreneur from New York, will notify customers on their smartphones.
Not all manufacturers can afford to set up and maintain their own Exchange Server. That’s why increasing numbers of manufacturing operations are making the switch to Exchange Server hosting. Hosted Exchange services typically include security, antivirus and anti-spam.
Small manufacturers believe they can not afford ERP solutions nor spend the time to iron out the complexities. Forget everything you’ve heard about business software. Today, solutions exist to provide similar functionalities found in ERP, but without the hefty price.
Lynx Grills, a technology company that makes grills, developed a concept grill that has the technology of a smart device. Called a Smart Grill, the grill is a voice recognition product that communicates back to you via voice and text when it needs you to do something.
PMMI announced that more than 30 of the world's leading packaging industry groups will be attending the PACK EXPO International 2014. PMMI, owner and producer of PACK EXPO, invited the organizations to exhibit as part of a program that strengthens industry connections.
Company's new 3D tool pathing solution generates paths from sold 3D models as well as quickly performs 3D to 2D file conversions.
Technology continues to advance and companies performing compliance the same way year after year will quickly fall behind the competitive curve and will soon find themselves with noncompliant events impacting both operations and company brand image.
According to a survey conducted by the United Soybean Board, 57 percent of consumers characterize the role of biotechnology in food production as positive or neutral. Among the positive opinions, reasons included improved nutrition and improved crop yields.
This technology makes it possible to seamlessly analyze long-running processes at high speeds and eliminate error sources. With an LTR system, users from all industries can gain new insights in production and research.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act eliminates 15 unnecessary programs and includes five skills-training provisions from Coons’ Manufacturing Jobs for America campaign to help prepare the workforce for the high-technology manufacturing jobs of today.
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