Application Notes & Case Studies

  1. What's The Perfect Viscosity For Mayonnaise?
    9/8/2017

    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.

  2. How A Cheese Manufacturer Optimized Its Traceability And QC Processes
    8/29/2017

    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.

  3. Viscosity Application Note: Apple Juice
    8/28/2017

    The Enhanced UL Adapter may be used with various Brookfield Viscometers or Rheometers. In our example, we used a Brookfield LVDV-III+, with Rheocalc v3.1 software for automated instrument control and data acquisition. Our test temperatures of 4°C and 25°C were maintained by direct immersion of the Enhanced UL Adapter sample chamber into a TC-502P Programmable Refrigerated Bath.

  4. Improving Documentation Change Control Process
    8/25/2017

    Changing and creating documentation involves many disciplines and long lead times. This case study explains how to improve Global Documentation Change Control Processes quickly and easily.

  5. Texture Analysis Application Note: Fromage Frais
    8/22/2017

    Evaluation of the firmness and consistencies of Fromage Frais by penetration using a cylinder probe.

  6. Texture Analysis: Vegetable Burger
    8/2/2017

    Evaluating the firmness of vegetable burgers using the junior multiple punch assembly fixture.

  7. Improving Operational Efficiencies In Pet Nutrition Facilities
    7/7/2017

    An industrial engineering study of a pet food nutrition facility revealed that current work practices were not efficient and were highly manual and repetitious. By understanding those current work practices and procedures, recommendations were made to improve efficiency by optimizing work processes/flows—making effective use of people and technology—address ergonomic and safety issues and increase the overall productivity of the site allowing more tests in the future.

  8. Inside Nestle's Food Safety Strategies To Reduce Aflatoxin Levels
    6/28/2017

    Products exceeding imposed aflatoxin levels can be rejected, leaving a negative impact on brand image. This case study explains how sorting technology helped Nestle reduce aflatoxin levels in its products.

  9. Intelligent Snack Production With Factory MES
    6/21/2017

    Intersnack Group wanted to seamlessly monitor production processes and review production figures in real-time. This case study shows how MES allowed the company to continually improve its production processes.

  10. Berner Foods Leverages Factory MES To Increase OEE By 68 Percent
    6/9/2017

    Berner Foods lacked the required shop floor information to identify and address root causes. This case study explains the benefits the company experienced from implementing MES.