Featured Articles

  1. Recommended Mixing Equipment For Marinades And Glazes
    10/29/2019

    Mixers capable of high-speed power, emulsification, particle size reduction, and homogenization are recommended equipment for commercially produced marinades, glazes, and sauces.

  2. Optimizing Aeration Reliability In Food And Beverage Wastewater Applications
    10/23/2019

    Industrial wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) operators in the food and beverage industry can face added pressures beyond the fundamentals of biological activity at the treatment facility. In addition to penalties for non-compliance, they also risk excessive losses in the event of production line shutdowns caused by problems at the wastewater treatment facility. For aeration-challenged applications, here are some blower, control, and reliability strategies for staying on the positive side of the ledger.

  3. Food Safety & Compressed Air: Meeting Safety Goals Without Wasting Capital And Resources
    10/16/2019

    Keeping physical contaminants out of food products is top of mind for every food processor. But, compressed air systems in food plants present unique challenges in preventing contamination while keeping costs low. This article offers guidance on how to best meet food safety goals without wasting capital, operations, and maintenance resources.

  4. Johnsonville Sausage Installs X-Ray Inspection Systems For Increased Quality Assurance
    10/10/2019

    Johnsonville Sausage, North America’s largest fresh sausage manufacturer, initiated a group wide x-ray project in order to find a final product that delivered reliability, clean-ability and ease of usage.

  5. Calculating ROI On Product Inspection For The Dairy Industry
    9/18/2019

    Need to eliminate product giveaway while reducing the possibility of recalls? See how package weighing and inspection solutions maximize speed and safety while saving money in dairy applications.

  6. Nutrien: Breaking Down Data Silos
    9/18/2019

    Nutrien is the world’s largest producer of potash and the second-largest producer of nitrogen fertilizer. Many of the company’s individual sites have been using PI System software for some time, but until recently, Nutrien had no enterprise-level system for handling data. By centralizing the flow of data through the company, Nutrien now has better coordination, anticipation, and insight into operations across the business.

  7. Deschutes: Better Data For Better Beer
    9/18/2019

    Deschutes Brewery, the seventh largest craft brewery in the United States, had a problem. During the cooling phase of the brewing process, temperatures were spiking in a new class of fermenters, an anomaly that could potentially reduce capacity potential and affect the quality and flavor of their beers. Luckily, Deschutes had a secret weapon: the PI System.

  8. How Tyson Foods Improved Plant Operations With OSIsoft
    9/18/2019

    Tyson Foods - realizing they were making decisions with no visibility into plant operations data - turned to real-time data management software to make data-driven decisions to boost yield and reduce waste.

  9. A Well-Oiled Machine: Using Operational Data To Mitigate Performance Loss
    9/18/2019

    Cargill’s Global Edible Oil Solutions division experienced line stoppages which hurt its productivity. Keep reading to learn how the company analyzed and contextualized operational data to take corrective action.

  10. Kellogg’s Uses Data To Transform Food Production Lines
    9/18/2019

    Kellogg's international assets required infrastructure upgrades to reduce recalls, meet more stringent regulations and sustain consumer trust. Over the past three years, a PI System™ deployment at Kellogg’s manufacturing plant in Valls, Spain, has supported multiple use cases for a plant-wide digital transformation. Data analytics have delivered cost reductions and improved operational standards while enabling a smoother compliance process.