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    New Product Development: The Challenges Of Decoding The Consumer Voice

    In the food industry, the consumer’s voice is extremely important to keep in mind as new products and quality improvements are devised every day. We all strive for customer satisfaction, but the customer’s voice, documented through consumer surveys, complaint tracking, and social media, isn’t always satisfaction per se. To interpret the feedback and translate it into formulation changes and flavor concepts can be a skill in and of itself.

  • Why Food Manufacturing Needs An Unorthodox Approach
    Why Food Manufacturing Needs An Unorthodox Approach

    Food manufacturing is not a typical manufacturing operation; it faces unique dilemmas compared to conventional manufacturing. Because of this, the mindset of food manufacturers must also be unique. This article relates conventional manufacturing operations with food manufacturing, shows why the food industry needs a different mindset, and provides approaches to change the mentality of the industry.

  • 5 Food Safety Focus Areas For 2018
    5 Food Safety Focus Areas For 2018

    2017 was an incredible year for food safety filled with challenges in identifying key issues having a pivotal impacton the F&B industry. That said, I believe these five food safety topics brought revolutionary changes to the way the food industry tackled food safety issues and will alter how we approach food safety and how we do business in 2018 and beyond.

  • Third-Party Audits: Trials, Tribulations, And How To Exceed Requirements
    Third-Party Audits: Trials, Tribulations, And How To Exceed Requirements

    GFSI schemes are used as the base requirement for many supply chain verification and supplier approval programs, but are customers using them independently? In many incidences, I've noted customers are taking only the GFSI certificate as a verification step without fully understanding the challenges the schemes are having. Here, I review those challenges.

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  • White Paper: A New Angle To Detecting Contaminants In Fluids The launch of the new FluidChek X-ray system is a significant breakthrough in the detection of contaminants in fluids. It was developed to meet the needs of manufacturers and packers of beverages and other liquids. By Mettler-Toledo Safeline
Situational Awareness – The Next Leap In Industrial Human Machine Interface Design

The end users of modern industrial systems are constantly searching for methods of improving the availability and maximizing the efficiency of those systems without compromising the quality of their offerings or safety of their operations teams. One of the areas where improvements can have significant impacts in this pursuit is quite literally staring them in the face; the human machine interface used to control and operate these systems. By implementing improvements in the mechanisms used to control and operate industrial systems, operations teams can significantly improve both the business value and the safety of their industrial systems.

X-Ray Inspection: Finding Previously Undetectable Food Contaminants

This white paper takes an in-depth look at the latest development in x-ray for product inspection, which is fast becoming a standard feature of food processing plants throughout the world.

3-D Technology Improves Metal Detection Sensitivities In Difficult Applications

Balanced coil metal detectors have always been negatively influenced by dense products. But, a breakthrough metal detection method is improving sensitivities by as much as 300 percent.

Combustible Dust And Recovery Guidelines For Grains

The potential for explosions to occur from dust collections made of flour, sugar, cinnamon or grain particles, for example, poses a significant risk to employee safety, facility maintenance and food purity. Traditional plant maintenance methods like sweeping and blowing down with compressed air only make the situation worse by spreading the explosive dust around and making it airborne. This actually increases your chances of a combustible dust explosion.

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WK Weighing Module WK Weighing Module

The Minebea Intec WK weighing modules are specialized on statical weighing with a high weighing precision and a transport belt for right-/left sorting to select IN SPEC from OUT OF SPEC samples. The module with the front mounted Quality terminal allows semit and fully automated operation in the statistical process control. The module is designed for use in-/or on the end of the production process.

Industrial Scales: Midrics® Industrial Scales: Midrics®

Industrial scales for simple weighing tasks with integrated application programs. Modular design, 2 indicator models, 13 platform sizes. Weighing range 3 kg to 3000 kg. Readability 0.2 to 200 g.

Platform Scale: Miras® Platform Scale: Miras®

Minebea Intec Miras® is a new generation industrial bench and platform scale. We have implemented an array of features to meet the majority of user requirements in industrial sectors.

HighSpeed Checkweigher: Flexus® HighSpeed Checkweigher: Flexus®

Improve your production efficiency: The Checkweigher Flexus® Highspeed enables fast production processes with speeds of up to 2.6 m/s and meets the highest quality standards.

Air Demand Analysis Air Demand Analysis

What is an ADA?
Kaeser's Air Demand Analysis (ADA) is our unique approach to comprehensive air system audits. Without interrupting daily plant operations, our proprietary ADA program provides a complete and accurate air demand and consumption profile. We can tailor this audit to any size system.

Air Treatment Air Treatment

Compressed air applications range from general purpose shop air to breathing air - with a wide range of applications in between.  Because the application determines the type of air treatment required, the first step in meeting your air treatment needs is to look closely and specifically at your air quality requirements.

Oil-Free Rotary Screw Compressors Oil-Free Rotary Screw Compressors

The new dimension in oil-free compression
With logical component layout and exceptional attention to detail, Kaeser's 2-stage oil-free rotary screw compressors were designed specifically with the user in mind. Kaeser's renowned quality offers peace of mind and built for a lifetime™ reliability.

Sigma Air Manager 4.0 Sigma Air Manager 4.0

Key technology for Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things
The new generation of compressed air system control is here with Sigma Air Manager 4.0. Using its adaptive 3Dadvanced Control, SAM 4.0 makes air generation and treatment even more intelligent, reliable and efficient.

Rotary Screw Compressors Rotary Screw Compressors

Kaeser's line of industrial air compressors are designed for reliability, maximum efficiency, and easy maintenance.

Custom Engineered Solutions Custom Engineered Solutions

Kaeser's custom air systems are designed for even the most demanding installations and harshest of environments. These complete systems showcase features common throughout our products: exceptional reliability, simple maintenance, and superior energy efficiency, no matter what the installation limitations may be. Space, weather and accessibility constraints are eliminated, with reduced construction, installation, and operating costs.

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  • Industry Report: Majority Of Food Manufacturers Run Internal Process Systems That Are Not Integrated

    JustFoodERP is pleased to offer a complimentary report by Mint Jutras, experts in analyzing the impact of enterprise applications on business performance. The report highlights JustFoodERP Foundation and the importance of integrated business software in the food and beverage industry.

  • Benefits Of A Large Product X-Ray Inspection System
    Benefits Of A Large Product X-Ray Inspection System

    If your business requires you to view large quantities of small packaged goods, you will benefit from the use of x-ray inspection systems. Anritsu offers four models of packaging industry x-ray systems that provide long-term flexibility and are incredibly user-friendly.

  • 5 Ways To Create More Accurate Demand Forecasts
    5 Ways To Create More Accurate Demand Forecasts

    Have you ever paused to consider the importance of accurate demand forecasting? Obviously you know it’s crucial to your organization’s success, but until you really hone in on the different reasons behind the need for accuracy, you won’t take customer forecasting as seriously as you should.

  • 9 Features Every ERP System Should Have
    9 Features Every ERP System Should Have

    There are a number of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems on the market, which makes it hard to find the best solution for your needs. The key is to identify the features your food ERP system needs in order to address your most important requirements and challenges.

  • 8 Questions To Ask When Evaluating Potential Meat Fat Analysis Equipment Suppliers
    8 Questions To Ask When Evaluating Potential Meat Fat Analysis Equipment Suppliers

    Inline meat fat analysis equipment can help slaughterhouses and meat processors optimize raw material use, comply with end-product specifications and maximize profits and at the same time ensuring the meat products they process are free from contaminants such as bones or metal.

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