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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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Your Line Is Watching You

You’re co-packing drink mix stick-packs in sixteen different flavors.
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Teledyne DALSA: CMOS Line Scan Cameras

The Linea series offer high speed and flexibility in an affordable package.
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Red Lion: PID Controllers

The PXU series enables tighter, more reliable control over a wide range of processes, including temperature, flow and pressure, from a single model.
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Kollmorgen: HMI Panel

Kollmorgen Automation Suite HMI features a single surface touchscreen with widescreen format, all-aluminum housing, integrated Ethernet, premium software and seamless integration with the company'
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Endress+Hauser: Radar Level Transmitters

The Micropilot FMR5X series of free space radar level transmitters can be used for level measurement of liquids and bulk solids products.
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Automation at Nestle Brings Back Baby Food Line

A range of shelf-stable, microwavable, ready meals for babies and toddlers showed promise a few years ago. But packaging operations had to be optimized to make it viable.
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Brains Brewery upgraded of its yeast-handling control process to a Rockwell Automation CompactLogix system and Ethernet connectivity. Source: Prosoft Technology
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Brewery Gains Flexibility, Reduces Downtime with Gateway

Remote I/O-to-Ethernet gateway enables easy replacement of 27-year-old PLCs for a Wales brewery upgrading its yeast-handling control process.
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