FOOD MATERIAL HANDLING CASE STUDIES

  • Leading Chips Exporter Installs State-Of-The-Art Peeling And Optical Sorting Technology And Reduces Waste
    Leading Chips Exporter Installs State-Of-The-Art Peeling And Optical Sorting Technology And Reduces Waste

    After 15 years of development, Kaida (Beijing Kaida Hengye Agricultural Technology Development Co., Ltd) has grown into a leading vegetable and fruit chips exporter in China.

  • 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.

  • Sugar Manufacturer Improves Mill Efficiency by 30 Percent With Integrated Drive System
    Sugar Manufacturer Improves Mill Efficiency by 30 Percent With Integrated Drive System

    Despite the challenges currently facing the global sugar industry, a sugar manufacturer has improved its mill efficiency by 30 percent following the replacement of its steam turbine with an integrated drive system. 

  • Craft Beer Company Uses Progressing Cavity Pumps For Spent Grain Removal
    Craft Beer Company Uses Progressing Cavity Pumps For Spent Grain Removal

    Moving spent grain and yeast through the brewing process is key to quality beer production. Brew masters at the Victory Brewing Company’s newest brewery needed a reliable pumping solution for the difficult job of moving spent grain and yeast through the brewing process. They opted for a progressing cavity pump, citing the pump’s ability to smoothly convey the viscous and abrasive media created during a brew cycle. Victory selected a progressing cavity pump, based on its ability to pump under the higher discharge pressures needed to move the spent grain all the way to silos located outside the facility.

  • Automated Vision Inspection Equipment Ensures Uniform Meat Quality
    Automated Vision Inspection Equipment Ensures Uniform Meat Quality

    A cold meat processor wanted to ensure its products were consistently high quality, while cutting costs. This case study explores how vision inspection equipment helped the company achieve its goals.

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FOOD MATERIAL HANDLING WHITE PAPERS & ARTICLES

  • Tips For Cleaning And Sanitizing Pneumatic Conveying Lines
    Tips For Cleaning And Sanitizing Pneumatic Conveying Lines

    Pneumatic conveying is an effective form of moving dry materials in food manufacturing. However, the long lengths of conveying pipe present challenges in terms of addressing cleanliness and sanitation.

  • Agricultural Bioengineering And Food Manufacturing: Navigating The Regulatory Terrain
    Agricultural Bioengineering And Food Manufacturing: Navigating The Regulatory Terrain

    Advances in gene editing are disrupting agribusiness, but what are these advances? How are they regulated? And what’s to come for? In a regulatory landscape that is often overlapping and frequently subject to change, this article is designed to help navigate the complicated terrain.

  • Solutions To Batch Mixing Issues
    Solutions To Batch Mixing Issues

    Mixing processes vary from one application to another and there are no fix-all solutions.This white paper presents some strategies for improving commonly encountered batch mixing problems.

  • A Beginner's Guide To Food Manufacturing And ERP Software
    A Beginner's Guide To Food Manufacturing And ERP Software

    Investing in integrated business software is a large undertaking and not something to be taken lightly. This article addresses the tasks and processes involved in implementation and how to overcome them.

  • Avoiding Cross-Contamination Risks For Food Safety
    Avoiding Cross-Contamination Risks For Food Safety

    To combat the issues of contamination, many food manufacturers, who have previously relied upon manual sorting and inspection, are embracing novel technologies and sorting systems.

  • Optimizing Yield For Food Manufacturers
    Optimizing Yield For Food Manufacturers

    In order to meet the global population’s growing demand for food, research by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) predicts that the worldwide food manufacturing and processing industries need to increase their total output by 70 percent by 2050. This article will explain several ways to enhance the efficiency of food production.

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FOOD MATERIAL HANDLING PRODUCTS

Sorting And Inspection Equipment For Dried Foods: ASM Vision Sorting And Inspection Equipment For Dried Foods: ASM Vision

The new Vision sorters series represents the last frontier in the field of opticalelectronic sorters. With years of experience in CCD digital vision technology, this new series uses the revolutionary BLOB ANALYSIS system, the latest frontier in acquiring and processing images.

Volumatic Feeder Machines Volumatic Feeder Machines

Made up of a hopper, vibrator, feeder and controls. Assures accurate flow of dry bulk materials for weigh scales...

Industrial Vacuum Conveyors: Food And Pharma Applications Industrial Vacuum Conveyors: Food And Pharma Applications

Pneumatic conveyors exploit the depression created inside the container to suck powders, mixtures, granules and capsules which will then be released into an appropriate place in a fixed time and quantity.

Sorting Equipment For Food Agriculture And Research Centers Sorting Equipment For Food Agriculture And Research Centers

This new series of sorting machines “LabSeed” has been designed to meet the requirements of research and agricultural experimentation centers.

Umbra Bag Filling And Sealing System Umbra Bag Filling And Sealing System

Umbra manufactures bag filling and sealing machinery for all sorts of dry products in the food, pharmaceutical, chemical, and agricultural industries. A single Umbra packaging machine can fill bags from 2lbs to 55lbs with a variety of pouch materials and closure techniques, providing an extremely versatile solution to customers looking for high flexibility. Umbra specializes in the filling and sealing of dry pet food and pet care products, providing a full range of equipment from basic filling and sealing machines to fully automated lines, including multi-head weighers, case loading systems, palletizing and stretch wrapping systems. Umbra's expertise in the design and development of fill technologies allows for filling of powdery and granular products, as well as longer and stickier products that tend to bunch or bridge in the filling chutes.

Metal Detector Conveyor System Metal Detector Conveyor System

Regardless of your metal detection application, Eriez has the conveyor system and reject device to meet your specific needs.

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FOOD MATERIAL HANDLING MULTIMEDIA

Video: Automated Vision Inspection Equipment Ensures Uniform Meat Quality Video: Automated Vision Inspection Equipment Ensures Uniform Meat Quality

Salaisons Jouvin, a French company specializing in the production of cold meats, wanted to ensure its products were consistently of high quality, while simultaneously cutting costs. This case study explores how Salaisons Jouvin implemented vision inspection equipment to achieve its goals.

Schlafly Beer: Using Automated Control Systems To Satisfy Consumer Demand And Maintain Quality Standards

Opened in 1991, St. Louis-based Schlafly Beer, suddenly found itself with the best of problems: consumers loved the product so much, the company couldn’t keep up with demand. How did the company maintain its high quality standards while being able to keep up with consumer demand? The answer lied within automated control systems. This video explains the process Schlafly went through when choosing and implementing an automated control system.

Collecting Of Flours With Pneumatic Vacuum

Nilfisk’s newest cleaning challenge video features the Nilfisk A15 EXP Pneumatic Vacuum collecting flour. It is constructed of all 304 stainless steel and includes a grounding cable and clamp for safety in hazardous locations. The video demonstrates how the A15 EXP safely collects flour with a 20-foot hose.

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