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  1. Centrifugal Sifters Ideal For Quality Control Of Incoming Food Materials

    The need for the new Sifters arose through the Manor Bakeries move into the organic cake market creating. To handle increased equippment demand and avoid contamination it was decided to have storage facilities and production lines dedicated to organic products. The addition of the Kemutec KEK Sifters allowed them to screen incoming flour and other ingredients to remove any hard agglomerates formed during storage.

  2. Hershey Installs Volumetric Feeders For Accurate Dispensing

    A confectioner installs six volumetric feeders in a new make-your-own candy bar production line to accurately dispense small ingredient amounts into chocolate base bars.

  3. Choosing The Right Gardner Mixing And Processing Equipment

    Mixing is considered one of the essential processes in manufacturing and there are many factors to consider before the purchase of a new mixer. Following is a guideline for the selection, specification, and purchase of Gardner mixing and processing equipment.

  4. Benefits Of A Mobile Milling System

    Regardless of which industry you may be in, with resources stretched and a potential downturn in customer demand, anything that will improve the flexibility of a production facility is welcome. Learn how a mobile integrated milling system that can be relocated easily and be interchanged quickly between products can provide a cost-effective solution.

  5. Understanding The Probability Of Detection In X-Ray Inspection For Food Manufacturers

    Probability of detection (POD) seems like a relatively simple number which vendors use to reassure potential customers of a machine’s capabilities for contaminant detection. However, there is more to the numeric value of POD than just taking it for face value. This white paper explains how POD is calculated and why 100% POD is unachievable and it also looks at factors that affect sensitivity of contamination detection while lastly discussing how the latest innovations in x-ray inspection technology are designed to enhance detection performance, while explaining how food processors can ensure POD is consistent throughout the lifetime of their x-ray system.

  6. Recommended Blending Equipment For Pet Food

    Pet foods are specifically formulated to provide a particular breed or animal the balanced levels of protein, fat, fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals it needs.

  7. Recommended Mixing Equipment For Marinades And Glazes

    Ross SLIM Mixers capable of high-speed powder wet-out, emulsification, particle size reduction and homogenization are recommended equipment for commercially produced marinades, glazes and sauces.

  8. Optimizing Aeration Reliability In Food And Beverage Wastewater Applications

    Industrial wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) operators in the food and beverage industry can face added pressures beyond the fundamentals of biological activity at the treatment facility. In addition to penalties for non-compliance, they also risk excessive losses in the event of production line shutdowns caused by problems at the wastewater treatment facility. For aeration-challenged applications, here are some blower, control, and reliability strategies for staying on the positive side of the ledger.

  9. Food Safety & Compressed Air: Meeting Safety Goals Without Wasting Capital And Resources

    Keeping physical contaminants out of food products is top of mind for every food processor. But, compressed air systems in food plants present unique challenges in preventing contamination while keeping costs low. This article offers guidance on how to best meet food safety goals without wasting capital, operations, and maintenance resources.

  10. Johnsonville Sausage Installs X-Ray Inspection Systems For Increased Quality Assurance

    Johnsonville Sausage, North America’s largest fresh sausage manufacturer, initiated a group wide x-ray project in order to find a final product that delivered reliability, clean-ability and ease of usage.