FOOD AUTOMATION CASE STUDIES

  • Intelligent Snack Production With Factory MES
    Intelligent Snack Production With Factory MES

    Intersnack Group wanted to seamlessly monitor production processes and review production figures in real-time. This case study shows how MES allowed the company to continually improve its production processes.

  • Berner Foods Leverages Factory MES To Increase OEE By 68 Percent
    Berner Foods Leverages Factory MES To Increase OEE By 68 Percent

    Berner Foods lacked the required shop floor information to identify and address root causes. This case study explains the benefits the company experienced from implementing MES.

  • Mrs. Gerry’s Kitchen Implements Tomra Sorting Food Technology To Continue Expansion
    Mrs. Gerry’s Kitchen Implements Tomra Sorting Food Technology To Continue Expansion

    For more than 40 years, Mrs. Gerry’s Kitchen has supplied high quality salads and side dishes, using only premium ingredients including locally grown potatoes and fresh vegetables. Based in Albert Lea, Minnesota, the business places great emphasis on the quality of its raw materials - ensuring its products are fresh - and looks to exceed expectations.

  • Global Confections Manufacturer Easily Pulls Gum Sheeter Technology And Cost Efficiency Into The Digital Era
    Global Confections Manufacturer Easily Pulls Gum Sheeter Technology And Cost Efficiency Into The Digital Era

    Over the past 100 years, chewing gum manufacturers have radically diversified their offerings with new shapes, sizes, ingredients, flavors and purposes. However, as the industry evolved, manufacturing systems lagged, risking efficiency and profitability. This case study explains how one confectioner broke away from legacy, mechanical-based chewing gum sheeter machines for an open architecture system.

  • Food Manufacturer Improves Yields 5% With Installation Of Steam Peeler Equipment
    Food Manufacturer Improves Yields 5% With Installation Of Steam Peeler Equipment

    Hata Foods is a subsidiary of the Kobe Bussan Group which manufactures frozen foods, chilled side dishes and PET-bottle products such as salad dressings and sauces. Hata Foods has a popular product line which highlights the flavor of Japanese domestic potatoes, also known as 'Potato Salad Bases'. To help with production of this line, Hata installed a TOMRA Orbit 150 steam peeler, brusher, washer, and a TOMRA Genius B1200 sorting machine. The company's CEO Toshiyuki Hata discusses what kind of impact these changes have had.

  • Automation System Maximizes Productivity For Soy Oil Production Plant
    Automation System Maximizes Productivity For Soy Oil Production Plant

    Extracting oil from soybeans is a complex process. The owners of a soy oil production plant in Paraguay wanted to maximize productivity while minimizing the risk of downtime. To do so, they required an integrated automated solution.

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FOOD AUTOMATION WHITE PAPERS & ARTICLES

  • The Role Of IoT And Control Technologies In Water Filtration Systems
    The Role Of IoT And Control Technologies In Water Filtration Systems

    ​Water and wastewater treatment applications encompass a wide range of processes, technologies, and physical/chemical methods. Among them, filtration and separation technologies are the core of treatment processes, and in many cases, they can be critical process bottlenecks. Engineering firms, engineering procurement and construction contractors, and end users have high expectations regarding a plant's operation, process design, efficiency, and performance.

  • How To Select A Feeder For Your Process = Understanding Your Bulk Material
    How To Select A Feeder For Your Process = Understanding Your Bulk Material

    Selecting a feeder for solid material at the correct processing rate means understanding materials and flow. This article describes common feeders and how to match a feeder to your material's flow behavior.

  • The Vision Inspection Guide: Building An Effective Program
    The Vision Inspection Guide: Building An Effective Program

    This article outlines the parts of a vision inspection program you need, which types of vision inspection will best suit your production processes, and how to implement it to protect consumers and your brand.

  • 12 Do’s And Don’ts When Scaling-Up Food Production
    12 Do’s And Don’ts When Scaling-Up Food Production

    Now is a time of great opportunity for food entrepreneurs. Consumers are demanding more choices, and e-commerce is connecting buyers and sellers worldwide. Food startups can grow in new ways and more rapidly than was previously possible, but when success maxes out production capacity, the entrepreneur faces a new challenge—how to scale to keep up with demand.

  • New Smart Valves Reduce Pneumatic Energy Use By 40 Percent
    New Smart Valves Reduce Pneumatic Energy Use By 40 Percent

    Discover how new smart valve technology can automate your pneumatic energy savings, tamper proof your equipment settings, and enable flexible automation.

  • Gamma Irradiation Enhances Shelf Life For Dairy Products
    Gamma Irradiation Enhances Shelf Life For Dairy Products

    A major challenge in keeping dairy products fresh is contamination of yeast and mold. What can done to minimize it? One technique used to sanitize dairy packaging is gamma irradiation.

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FOOD AUTOMATION PRODUCTS

 Tomra Sorter for Potato Processors with Peel Control Tomra Sorter for Potato Processors with Peel Control

The TOMRA 5A sorting system, a state-of-the-art machine for the potato processing business, supports processors by combining a straightforward and brand-new graphical user interface with stable sorting performance, while increasing the level of food safety and quality with minimal product waste.

Valve Terminals Valve Terminals

Overview of the available valve terminal series with the most important technical features and recommendations for their range of applications.

Highly Modular Valve Terminal MPA-L Highly Modular Valve Terminal MPA-L

Modular: easy expansion in individual steps – perfect for special machine building.

ERP Software For Food Manufacturing: Professional ERP Software For Food Manufacturing: Professional

JustFood Professional addresses the needs of a more complex food processor or distributor. Whether you have a single facility or are managing multiple locations, JustFood Professional includes the advanced functionality a dynamic mid-market player needs.

Manufacturing Control Cabinets Manufacturing Control Cabinets

Control solutions for simple to medium complexity electrical and/or pneumatic systems.

Robust Solenoid Valves: VS Robust Solenoid Valves: VS

The valve and valve terminals with their robust design combines features required for operation in harsh environments such as impact resistance, mounting options and ease of handling.

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FOOD AUTOMATION MULTIMEDIA

A Hype-Free Look at IoT A Hype-Free Look at IoT

Internet of Things (IoT) is the latest three-letter acronym (TLA) in an industry that loves to come up with new TLAs for use in our prodigious streams of hyperbole-laden marketing collateral. And David Essex of TechTarget, one of the more astute enterprise software journalists out there is not afraid to call a spade a spade.

Will Digital Transformation Really Add Value To A Manufacturing Business? Will Digital Transformation Really Add Value To A Manufacturing Business?

The use of new digital technologies in the industrial manufacturing industry is not new. In fact, manufacturers have been users of digital technologies for years. However, the term “digital transformation” is relatively new to the industry. Industrial manufacturers have been using new technologies for years now, so will digital transformation really add value to a manufacturing business?

What Do Best-In-Class Food And Beverage Manufacturers Know About Business Software? What Do Best-In-Class Food And Beverage Manufacturers Know About Business Software?

Mandates like the Food Safety Modernization Act and GS1 standards are constantly evolving, making it difficult for manufacturers to enforce and avoid fines. To succeed, food and beverage manufacturers depend on business software.

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