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Bacon is basted and cooked in its own juices in a spiral oven, providing the appearance of a pan-fried product. Source: Unitherm
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More and Better Bacon

A spiral convection oven provides compelling advantages over linear microwave ovens, mass-producing products that look and taste like they were pan-fried at home. Food processors also like the footprint and energy savings.
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Two parallel-driven belt conveyors driven with different speeds during the turning process bring the bags gently into the required position.
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Palletizer Provides Optimized Stack Configuration for Dry Mortar

German mortar supplier Schwenk Putztechnik relies on a new twin-belt turning device for gentle palletizing of bags, resulting in more efficient production and greater changeover flexibility.
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Ultra detectable plastic polymer Hydex 4101 UD Blue PBT is made by Ensinger.
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New “Ultra Detectable Plastic” Designed for Food Equipment Components

Engineers designing parts for food processing equipment can better support quality control efforts aimed at detecting contaminants.
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25 peeks at interpack

So many innovations came out of interpack 2014, who has time for paragraph breaks?
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NO SUBSTITUTE. FCB co-owner Tom Peters says, “When your business begins to grow, there is no substitute for well-engineered automation.”
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Craft Beer Maker Implements Automated Bottle Packing

Fort Collins Brewery saves time, labor, and worker tedium, while increasing production capacity to better serve growing markets.
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Successful suction.  The programmable dense-cup-population tooling uses a total of 128 vacuum cups to pick freshly baked buns and other products from primary packaging lines to bread trays
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Vacuum Tooling Reduces Changeover Time

The system was so successful at boosting speed on an end-of-line packaging solution for bread products that the OEM applied for and received a patent.
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Mining Machine Maker Improves Productivity with SAP MII

Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (MII) gave Joy Global more visibility into its production process, boosting productivity by 10 percent at its pilot plant.
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Where Will Machinery Growth Come From?
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Where Will Machinery Growth Come From?

The strength of the machinery market is closely linked to general economic performance, but other factors have a big influence on the industry, such as regulations and currency fluctuations, as well as new trends and technology.
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Tuning Tools Maintain Harmony in PID Loops

Half of all PID control loops will suffer performance degradation within their first year.
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Operators of Loring Smart Roast's coffee roasters benefit from touchscreen HMIs.
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How an HMI Can Make a Good Machine Better

Loring Smart Roast makes coffee roasting machines known for precise control, consistency and energy efficiency. So how do you improve an automated system that’s already excellent? Enhance its batch processing and reporting capabilities with a state-of-the-art interface.
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