Food Material Handling Case Studies

  1. Leading Chips Exporter Installs State-Of-The-Art Peeling And Optical Sorting Technology And Reduces Waste

    After 15 years of development, Kaida (Beijing Kaida Hengye Agricultural Technology Development Co., Ltd) has grown into a leading vegetable and fruit chips exporter in China.

  2. Global Confections Manufacturer Easily Pulls Gum Sheeter Technology And Cost Efficiency Into The Digital Era

    Over the past 100 years, chewing gum manufacturers have radically diversified their offerings with new shapes, sizes, ingredients, flavors and purposes. However, as the industry evolved, manufacturing systems lagged, risking efficiency and profitability. This case study explains how one confectioner broke away from legacy, mechanical-based chewing gum sheeter machines for an open architecture system.

  3. 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.

  4. Sugar Manufacturer Improves Mill Efficiency by 30 Percent With Integrated Drive System

    Despite the challenges currently facing the global sugar industry, a sugar manufacturer has improved its mill efficiency by 30 percent following the replacement of its steam turbine with an integrated drive system. 

  5. Craft Beer Company Uses Progressing Cavity Pumps For Spent Grain Removal

    Moving spent grain and yeast through the brewing process is key to quality beer production. Brew masters at the Victory Brewing Company’s newest brewery needed a reliable pumping solution for the difficult job of moving spent grain and yeast through the brewing process. They opted for a progressing cavity pump, citing the pump’s ability to smoothly convey the viscous and abrasive media created during a brew cycle. Victory selected a progressing cavity pump, based on its ability to pump under the higher discharge pressures needed to move the spent grain all the way to silos located outside the facility.

  6. Automated Vision Inspection Equipment Ensures Uniform Meat Quality

    A cold meat processor wanted to ensure its products were consistently high quality, while cutting costs. This case study explores how vision inspection equipment helped the company achieve its goals.

  7. How Laser And Optical Sorting Maximize Quality And Throughput

    Morada Nut's biggest concern is providing customers the highest quality products. This case study shows how optical and laser sorting technology helped boost product quality while increasing efficiency.

  8. How Automated Sorting Technology Promotes Growth And Sustainability

    This case study tells the story of how the Nedato cooperative, a 500 farmer potato co-op, implemented automated sorting technology to boost the quality of its products and foster growth.

  9. Stolle Machinery Unites Multiple Divisions With IFS Applications™

    In January 2004, when aluminum giant Alcoa divested from Centennial, Colorado-based Stolle Machinery, Stolle’s management had to make some fast decisions about its enterprise application platform. Stolle Machinery designs, manufactures, and distributes equipment for the metal container industry. This equipment is used by packaging giants like Rexam and Ball, and these Stolle customers supply beverage companies like Coca-Cola and Pepsi as well as companies that can supply major food products, including SPAM®.

  10. How Implementing A Modern IT System Improves Order-To-Delivery And Profits

    By investing in a modern, integrated business system, this company achieved a variety of efficiencies, including dramatic reductions in both finished goods inventory and lead times on customer orders.