Application Notes & Case Studies

  1. Frozen Food Producer Installs Peeling System For Added Efficiency

    Hungary’s largest frozen food producer wanted to expand into additional markets. To do so, the company invested in a long-term partner with expertise in vegetable sorting and peeling solutions.

  2. Chocolate Viscosity Application Note

    Chocolate is used to make a wide variety of desserts and treats including; candies, icings, pastry fillings and desserts, to name a few.

  3. XRay Inspection Of Black Beans In Bulk Challenges

    Black beans are harvested directly from the ground. Many manufacturers rely on visual inspection, sieves or gravity separators to remove contaminants, mainly stones, from the bulk beans. In most cases, these inspection methods are not enough. Dual energy technology for x-ray product inspection has proved to be the best option to inspect, identify and efficienly remove contaminants from black beans processed in bulk.

  4. XRay Inspection Of Drinkable Yogurt Bottles

    Branded as a healthy, on-the-go breakfast and snack beverage, drinkable yogurt manufacturers strive to provide safe products to its consumers, but also make a healthy profit too. Yogurt producers rely on x-ray technology to provide multiple quality checks of their bottles and eliminate any potentially contaminated product from reaching the shelves.

  5. XRay Inspection Of Soup Cans

    Comfort foods such as soups and stews elicit feelings of relief, soothing and well-being especially if consumed when ill. Safeguarding canned soup consumers from any harmful contaminants is clearly of utmost importance. But this heat-and-eat food is produced at rapid speeds, which means the inspection method selected must be up to the task.

  6. Inside Mars Chocolate’s Lean Manufacturing Operations

    Introduced in 1930, SNICKERS was named after the favorite horse of the Mars family. Although the new LEED Gold-certified candy plant in Topeka, KS is highly automated, there’s a human side to its success—one of  collaboration and mutuality. From the plant’s design and construction to the installation and testing and startup of equipment, Mars team associates worked with team members from CRB Consulting Engineers and McCarthy Building Companies to complete a fully automated and integrated, 500,000-sq.-ft., just-in-time (JIT) candy manufacturing plant. Indeed, the participation of Mars associates with the design and construction teams and the designed-in sustainability of the plant reflect the five core principles of Mars: quality, responsibility, mutuality, efficiency and freedom.

  7. Texture Analysis Application Note: Cheese Puffs

    Evaluation of the hardness of cheese puffs by bulk compression using an Ottawa Cell.

  8. Foreign Object Detection For Chicken Breasts In Trays
    For chicken processors, there are many differing levels of variability for detecting bone, foreign body contaminants or managing hygienically controlled environments. The production process must be simplified with easy to use, hygienically constructed, robust equipment that adheres to strict sanitary design standards.
  9. What's The Perfect Viscosity For Mayonnaise?

    Texture and viscosity are an important part of consumer decison making when buying mayonnaise. This appliation note explores testing methods used to find the perfect viscosity of mayonnaise.

  10. How A Cheese Manufacturer Optimized Its Traceability And QC Processes

    Increasing pressure from retailers for electronic records and the need to drill into production details meant Belton Cheese needed to invest in electronic traceability solutions to remain competitive.