Food Material Handling Multimedia

  1. Video: Automated Vision Inspection Equipment Ensures Uniform Meat Quality

    Salaisons Jouvin, a French company specializing in the production of cold meats, wanted to ensure its products were consistently of high quality, while simultaneously cutting costs. This case study explores how Salaisons Jouvin implemented vision inspection equipment to achieve its goals.

  2. Schlafly Beer: Using Automated Control Systems To Satisfy Consumer Demand And Maintain Quality Standards

    Opened in 1991, St. Louis-based Schlafly Beer, suddenly found itself with the best of problems: consumers loved the product so much, the company couldn’t keep up with demand. How did the company maintain its high quality standards while being able to keep up with consumer demand? The answer lied within automated control systems. This video explains the process Schlafly went through when choosing and implementing an automated control system.

  3. Collecting Of Flours With Pneumatic Vacuum

    Nilfisk’s newest cleaning challenge video features the Nilfisk A15 EXP Pneumatic Vacuum collecting flour. It is constructed of all 304 stainless steel and includes a grounding cable and clamp for safety in hazardous locations. The video demonstrates how the A15 EXP safely collects flour with a 20-foot hose.

  4. Nilfisk Flood Sucker Receives STAFDA Shark Approved

    Nilfisk swam with the sharks at Specialty Tool & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) and managed to do better than stay afloat! The Nilfisk Flood Sucker, sump pump vacuum, got its 15 minutes of fame when it was reviewed and approved by panelists from the reality show, Shark Tank.

  5. What’s Driving Bulk Handling Innovation In Food Manufacturing?

    In this podcast, Sharon Nowak, Global Business Development Manager for Food and Pharmaceutical at Coperion K-Tron, discusses with Food Online Voices the recent merger between Coperion and K-Tron and how the merger has benefitted food manufacturers across the globe. Nowak continues the conversation by explaining some of the innovations, and what is driving those innovations, across feeding, weighing, and handling of bulk solids. Further, Nowak acknowledges the large price tag of new material handling technology, but addresses the benefits and ROI of investing in these new machines and technologies. Finally, Nowak offers her foresight regarding how the food manufacturing industry will be evolving in the coming years.

  6. How Food Manufacturers Can Avoid Combustible Dust Hazards

    In this podcast, Scott Boersma, Business Development Manager at Nilfisk, discusses with Food Online Voices combustible dust solutions and what food manufacturers should consider when implementing one. Boersma continues the conversation by mentioning the most overlooked aspects of combustible dust in food manufacturing facilities, why those aspects are overlooked, and what can be done to make sure those issues are addressed. Further, Boersma discusses the latest government regulations affecting the way food manufacturers address combustible dust in food making facilities. Finally, Boersma offers some advice to food manufacturers looking to educate themselves on preventing the dangers and hazards of combustible dust.

  7. Automation, Modularity Key To Food Production

    In this podcast, Mike Chen, product engineering manager with Omron, a manufacturer of controls equipment and factory automation systems, talks about modularity in production lines. He describes how modularity gives the food industry the ability to customize their lines and profitably perform shorter production runs. With the implementation of new FSMA regulations, he says, automated traceablity solutions also are becoming increasingly important.

  8. How Food Manufacturers Can Avoid Material Handling Pitfalls

    In this podcast, David Kennedy, Business Development Manager with VAC-U-MAX, discusses with Food Online Voices how food manufacturers can raise the bar on improving efficiencies in material handling, conveying, and weighing. Further, Kennedy discusses when the right time is for food manufacturers to reach out for help when looking to install a new processing line. Additionally, Kennedy addresses the issues of combustible dust in food manufacturing and how government regulations are affecting how manufacturers of food processing equipment are being affected by them. Finally, Kennedy addresses the need for food manufacturers to become further educated about combustible dust and lists resources to gain that knowledge.

  9. J.O. Spice Uses Industrial Vacuum Cleaners To Increase Efficiency And Safety

    J.O. Spice needed a solution for cleaning high ceilings and other hard-to-reach areas. A single-phase, industrial vacuum enabled the company's maintenance staff to accomplish the job efficiently and safely.

  10. Keeping A 30,000-Square-Foot Food Production Facility Clean And Compliant With Industrial Vacuums

    Amy’s Bread, a 30,000-square-foot food manufacturing facility, produces bread 24/7. Because of this, ongoing cleaning is critical to meet health code inspections, wholesale customers' demands for a sanitary location, and staff "esprit de corps." This case study examines how the company met the challenge of containing flour and other ingredients using industrial vacuums.