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Food & Beverage

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How New Belgium Brewing Reduced Downtime and Increased Efficiency with Wonderware MES

After discovering its bottling line was only producing at 50 percent of capacity, New Belgium Brewing applied Wonderware MES to address the problem and generated additional production benefits in the
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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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Beumer: Friction Wheel Drive System for Bag and Package Sorters

The OptiDrive BS25/55 is an alternative to the asynchronous linear motor drives used previously.
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Cognex: Barcode Reader Performance-Monitoring System

The Cognex Explorer Real Time Monitoring system gives facility managers data that removes system defects and optimizes processes.
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Belden: Ruggedized Distribution Boxes

Lumberg Automation's passive ASB-R distribution boxes enable reliable wiring of actuators and sensors.
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Robomotion is interested in 3D printing end effector tooling.
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Cabinet-free Packaging Machines?

Label printing, 3D printing and cabinet free packaging machines are among the trends in packaging machinery automation that blogger and contributing editor Keith Campbell described discovered at the interpack 2014 show in Dusseldorf, Germany, this fall.
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Olive Producer Embraces Automation

The 100-year-old company's first foray into robotics involved installation of a robotic retort tray loader for their packaging line. Says the project engineer, “This experience really changed our mindset regarding automation.”
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A packaging problem led to the voluntary recall of 96,000 pounds of hot dogs across the U.S. in April. The Apriso software addresses such a problem.
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New Software Touts Global Visibility for Food & Beverage Manufacturers

Through its Delmia Apriso manufacturing operations management software, Dassault Systèmes is addressing packaging accuracy and better access to more detailed traceability metrics. The new application delivers KPI and other data to smartphones and tablets for quicker decision-making.
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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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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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