Application Notes & Case Studies

  1. Meeting the Complex Filling Needs while Improving Line Efficiency

    Ingredient Manufacturer Finds Filling Solution and Partner at PACK EXPO International

  2. Performance Testing Of Rare Earth Magnetic Tubes

    Tube/grate magnets offer enhanced protection against metal contamination. This report documents pull strength and magnetic field strength measurements for 12 commercially-available tube magnets.

  3. Inside A Hot Dog Manufacturer’s Food Safety & Foreign Contamination Detection

    This case study explores the food safety endeavors of Smith Provision Company, a manufacturer of premium-quality hot dogs and sausages, and how the company prevents foreign body contamination.

  4. What Is Haze?

    Haze - what exactly does it mean? Get an insight into this phenomenon and realize its meaning. Distilleries and breweries monitor the filtering process, perform stability tests and value HazeQC ME’s temperature-controlled measuring cell.

  5. Supporting Food And Beverage R&D With An ELN

    Research in the food and beverage industry resembles its counterpart in life science. It drives product innovation and underpins intellectual property—and consequently must be documented to support product claims, safeguard patents, and secure corporate knowledge. Yet while pharmaceutical scientists have not only widely adopted electronic lab notebooks (ELNs), but have been credited with spearheading their development, food and beverage companies have only recently begun adopting BIOVIA ELNs. It’s not for lack of interest.

  6. Dried Fruit: How To Test For Texture

    What type of test will confirm that dried fruits are cooked correctly and have the crispy crunchy texture that consumers crave? This application note explains texture testing methods for dried fruits.

  7. Rapid Fungal Detection In Yogurt

    Yogurt is a popular with consumers, nutritious, and  can be packaged easily to accommodate different serving sizes and flavors. Dairy producers are aware of potential spoilage issues that negatively affect the customer experience. Fungal contamination (yeasts and molds) can be introduced from a variety of sources, including added fresh fruit purees or airborne particles. Some packaged yogurts may also generate excess moisture under the foil cap that is a breeding ground for mold growth. While primarily a spoilage and shelf life issue, there have been recent occurrences of yeast and mold contamination causing illness.

  8. What Is Relative Virtual Weight By X-Ray Inspection Systems?

    Relative mass is the value which the difference of density between x-ray images of the reference master product and the inspected product is converted into mass. This application note explains the principles of the relative virtual weight measurement, usage, and cautions.

  9. 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.

  10. Flow Wrap Granola Bars: X-Ray Application Report

    The customer replaced another ‘brand’ x-ray system with the Anritsu KD7405DWT High accuracy Model with a 0.25mm high resolution detector and 350 watt variable x-ray power.