FOOD MANUFACTURING GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

  • How To Prepare For A More Transparent Brand-Consumer Relationship
    How To Prepare For A More Transparent Brand-Consumer Relationship

    A map with info on origins of key ingredients and agricultural practices. Videos depicting the journey of an avocado from a farm to a restaurant. A clear declaration of known allergens. This information is what today’s shoppers consider critical in making purchases. Are you providing it?

  • 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.

  • The Food Manufacturer - Retailer Collaboration Adding Supply Chain Flexibility
    The Food Manufacturer - Retailer Collaboration Adding Supply Chain Flexibility

    Facing unprecedented pressures to keep up with e-commerce growth and demand, the retail grocery industry is focusing on accelerating the flexibility of supply chains. This column details one of the food industry's efforts to modernize the supply chain and eliminate outdated business processes that add unnecessary time and cost.

  • How Artificial Intelligence And Big Data Are Bolstering Food Safety
    How Artificial Intelligence And Big Data Are Bolstering Food Safety

    We're all familiar with China's past food safety issue with infant formula. But, past food safety events have taught many lessons for China, as well as the rest of the world. This article will detail some recent legislation that has led to advancements in food safety alerts, including liability insurance, and how artificial intelligence is helping shape the future of food safety.

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FOOD MANUFACTURING WHITE PAPER

Powder Materials Need Quality Control: Catching Up With The Competition

Nutraceutical powders are like pharmaceutical powders in many aspects. There is an active ingredient (or ingredients) with a host of excipients. By Vinnie Hebert

Viscosity Flow Curve Tells All

Characterizing any material for flow behavior involves testing it over a range of shear rates relevant to how it is processed in manufacturing or how it is used by the consumer. Ointments, for example, are used to coat human body parts like skin, lips, finger/toe nails, hair, eyeballs, etc. The coating action is such that the medicinal mixture, once applied to the surface of the object, spreads as it is rubbed into place. Therefore, a relevant viscosity test would employ shear rates that mimic this type of spreading action.

Addressing Unseen Compressed Air System Leaks

This paper discusses how companies lose thousands each year to compressed air system leaks, addresses leak detection, and offers advice for an audit and repair plan for your compressed air system.

How Automatic Metal Detector Performance Verification Helps Food Manufacturers

Unlike the traditional and manual ‘three metal pass/fail’ system auditing, this new technology can detect potential problems before there is a failure during a manual audit, thus limiting expensive downtime and repair costs. It can also decrease or even eliminate the time and energy spent manually auditing and recording the food metal detector’s results — thus improving overall production efficiency. Moreover, it can help food manufacturers achieve the highest food safety standards. This paper explains how the performance verification system option works and why it can augment or replace manual auditing.

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FOOD MANUFACTURING APPLICATION NOTES & CASE STUDIES

  • Manufacturing: Maximize Uptime And Improve Productivity With Mobility The manufacturing environment demands efficiency and productivity to remain competitive in today’s market. And it requires easy-to-use communication in order to maximize uptime, ensure plant safety, support long work shifts and provide the ability to rapidly respond to incidents. By Motorola Mfg.
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PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Mucon Iris Diaphragm Valves Mucon Iris Diaphragm Valves

Mucon Iris Diaphragm Valve (IDV) utilizes a concentrically closing fabric or rubber diaphragm to accurately control the flow of powders and granular material. Ideal for “trickle-feed” applications and shutting off against a flow of material.

Kek Kibblers Kek Kibblers

Kek Kibblers/Pre-Breakers are heavy duty lump breakers with the built-in screen classification to ensure consistent milled particle size range. Milled Particle Size Range – 150 mm to < 2-3 mm

Mucon Disc Valves Mucon Disc Valves

The Mucon Disc Valve is available in a range of sizes from 4″ to 12″ diameter and with both manual and powered operation.

Gardner Plow Mixers Gardner Plow Mixers

Gardner Plow Mixers are high energy mixers for the ultra-rapid mixing of powders and pastes.

PPS Air Classifier Mills PPS Air Classifier Mills

PPS Air Classifier Mills are high energy grinding mills with an integral classifier to produce ultra-fine powders.

Gardner Ribbon Mixers Gardner Ribbon Mixers

Gardner Ribbon Mixers are tried and tested horizontal mixers for the consistent batch and continuous blending of powders and granules.

Mucon Slide Gate Valves Mucon Slide Gate Valves

Mucon is proud to present a range of general industry Slide Gate Valves. With the long established Mucon reputation as suppliers of quality powder valves, the Mucon Slide Gate Valve provides a great addition to the range.

Gardner Vertical Mixers Gardner Vertical Mixers

Low energy Mixers for rapid and efficient blending of free-flowing powders.

Kek Cone Mills Kek Cone Mills

Kek Cone Mills are low energy and versatile mills for the gentle, intermediate grinding and deagglomeration of powders and granules. Milled Particle Size Range – D50 500µ to < 250µ

Gardner Double Cone Blenders Gardner Double Cone Blenders

Gardner Double Cone Blenders are gentle gravity blenders, ideal for fragile and abrasive products alike.

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FOOD INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

  • 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.

  • Embrace Disruption: How Food Manufacturers Can Approach IoT
    Embrace Disruption: How Food Manufacturers Can Approach IoT

    Failure to embrace technologies, such as IoT (internet of things), could be catastrophic for manufacturing firms. Here, manufacturers will find advice to embrace changes that come along with IoT.

  • E-Labels And Smart Packaging To Transform Food Manufacturing Industry In 2018
    E-Labels And Smart Packaging To Transform Food Manufacturing Industry In 2018

    E-labeling, smart packaging and global partnerships offer new ways for companies to create more loyal customers and increase profitability. In 2018, these factors will be crucial to succeed in, for example, the food industry where customers’ demands on transparency are increasing. These are the 2018 process manufacturing predictions of Colin Elkins, Global Industry Director for Process Manufacturing at IFS.

  • Is Stainless Steel Magnetic?
    Is Stainless Steel Magnetic?

    The vast majority of stainless steel used in plants processing foodstuffs, chemicals, plastics and handling bulk materials whether in solid, liquid or powder form, is non-magnetic... or is it?

  • GFSI And Food Safety Culture: Industry Experts Q&A
    GFSI And Food Safety Culture: Industry Experts Q&A

    Industry experts Laura Nelson of Alchemy, Dr. Lone Jespersen of Cultivate, and Andrew Clarke of Subway Sandwiches answer some of your additional questions regarding GFSI and food safety culture.

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