Category Archives: Processing

Handling Automation: Working with Trays and Pans

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Product carriers play an important role in baking facilities. Bakeware specialist Kempf shares expertise on working with trays in baking facilities, and on what benefits different types of trays bring to the manufacturing line and operations – to best match them with the product. Support trays for the baking industry come in a variety of materials and shapes. Customization is… Read more »

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KHS presents new chunk dosing unit and compact systems at Anuga FoodTec

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At Anuga FoodTec in Cologne, Germany, the KHS Group will have compact and flexible systems specially designed for the beverage, food and dairy industries on display. KHS will be exhibiting its systems at booth A60/A68 in hall 8.1 at Anuga FoodTec. “Users gain many benefits when fillers can be combined with our Blomax stretch blow molder to form a compact… Read more »

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New Way to Improve Bread Making Process

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Breadmaker Pré Pain, Technology Unlimited and URESH AG have developed a dough processing workflow claiming to improve the quality of bread. Pré Pain worked with plant engineering firm Technology Unlimited, a supplier to industrial bakeries in the Netherlands, among other partners. Together with URESH AG, Technology Unlimited has now developed a process that enables Pré Pain to optimize the production… Read more »

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Mettler-Toledo Ensures Up to 95% Less False Rejects

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Mettler-Toledo’s Profile Advantage metal detector all but removes the ‘product effect’ phenomenon from the process, resulting in up to 50% improvements in detection sensitivity levels irrespective of packaging material.

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Pack Expo Las Vegas 2015 will feature its largest-ever show floor

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Pack Expo 2015 will help manufacturers from more than 40 market segments capitalize on current growth by providing access to the latest solutions for enhancing the efficiency, flexibility, automation, sustainability and productivity of their supply chains. PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, anticipates this year’s event will be the largest-ever Pack Expo Las Vegas, Las Vegas Convention Center, September,… Read more »

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Future of automation at Anuga FoodTec 2015

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The digitization of production has set in motion a comprehensive change in automation that many experts already refer to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or simply Industry 4.0. Where today’s food industry plants are centrally controlled, future cyber-physical systems will take command and organize production themselves. The goal is the intelligent factory, which is characterized by adaptability, ergonomics and resource… Read more »

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How to measure food, confectionery and packaging permeability to extend products’ shelf life

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Keeping confectionery and snacks in good condition over an extended shelf life is now possible by measurement of gas permeability. Tuning the vapour permeability of your packaging to your specific products can improve the shelf life and quality of a snack or confectionery. Versaperm’s permeability meters can measure food, confectionery and packaging permeability for a huge range of gasses, including… Read more »

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Cargill CEO discusses responsible supply chains

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Speaking at the Fortune Brainstorm Green 2014 conference on May 20, Cargill President and Chief Executive Officer David MacLennan highlighted complexities and tradeoffs involved in producing more food, more sustainably as a growing global population becomes more urban and more prosperous.

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