Application Notes & Case Studies

  1. XRay Inspection Of Black Beans In Bulk Challenges

    Many manufacturers rely on visual inspection, sieves or gravity separators to remove contaminants from the bulk beans. But, are these inspesction methods enough to achieve contaminant-free products?

  2. X-Ray Inspection Of Drinkable Yogurt Bottles

     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.

  3. Xray Inspection Of Soup Cans

    Safeguarding canned soup consumers from contaminants is of utmost importance. But this heat-and-eat food is produced at rapid speeds, so the inspection method selected must be up to the task.

  4. 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.

  5. Evaluating The Hardness Of Cheese Puffs With Bulk Compression

    Puffed corn snacks have gained popularity over the years. In addition to flavor, finding the the right color and texture for them are important factors influencing consumer preference and brand loyalty.

  6. 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.
  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. What's The Perfect Viscosity For Apple Juice?

    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.

  10. Improving Documentation Change Control Process

    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.