Application Notes & Case Studies

  1. XRay Inspection Of Soup Cans
    10/6/2017

    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.

  2. Inside Mars Chocolate’s Lean Manufacturing Operations
    10/5/2017

    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.

  3. Evaluation Of The Hardness Of Cheese Puffs By Bulk Compression Using An Ottawa Cell
    9/20/2017

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

  4. Foreign Object Detection For Chicken Breasts In Trays
    9/11/2017
    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.
  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. What's The Perfect Viscosity For Apple Juice?
    8/28/2017

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

  8. 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.

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

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

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

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