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Making waves in wet food inspection

Machine can clearly differentiate between a signal generated by the product as a result of moisture or mineral content and any metal contaminant



More focus on heat transfer safety needed

Thermal fluid specialist responds to tougher health and safety fines



The challenge of water scarcity

As population growth and climate change place increasing pressure on the amount of fresh water available. How, asks Steve Mines, is water scarcity impacting manufacturers and what can be done to preserve this most precious of natural resources?



Reshaping process plants

A high-tech coating system is delivering a monolithic surface that is ‘shaped’ to facilitate plant wash downs and eliminate the cracks, voids and seams where Listeria and other contaminants thrive. By Doug Commette



Food safety assured for SFS silicone sponge

A key element of safety and compliance testing for the food industry is ensuring that there is no migration of contaminants from polymers that come into direct contact with food



High efficiency separation and clarification for food and beverage production

For juices, wines and teas to milk skimming, whey processing, bacteria clarification and oil refining



Virtually unbreakable touchscreen

Reduces total cost of ownership and improves users’ productivity by addressing one of the most common reasons for computer failures



True trajectories for batch processes

Dr Geir Rune Flaaten looks at the challenges experienced in batch processes with several phases or varying duration is the mapping from process progression time to operational time



How to make the most of ESOS and EAS

To prepare companies for ESOS and EAS energy audits, industrial software expert COPA-DATA has launched two online platforms advising large enterprises in the UK and Ireland to act upon their findings to reduce energy consuption and bills



Food thermometer has measuring range of -49.9 to 299.9°C

The plastic casing is washable and includes 'Biomaster' additive that reduces bacterial growth



Sensors for detecting filling levels of bulk solids, paste or liquids

Typical applications are the food and beverage industry, the medical and pharmaceutical industry, the chemical and the filling and packaging industry



3D camera has human-like vision

Scorpion Vision’s 3D Stinger Camera gives factory robots pin-point ‘mammalian’ vision



Inspection kit that ticks the sustainable box

For many food manufacturers it can be challenging to demonstrate and quantify sustainability. Sarah Ketchin reports



Three-lobe handwheel for frequently cleaned environments

Targets bottling plants, canning lines, filling and packaging, dispensing and tableting machines



Maximising production efficiencies in food and beverage processing plants

By selecting, maintaining and monitoring critical components processing companies can improve their plant efficiencies, eliminate production downtime and increase the operating life and reliability of plant equipment, says Dr Steve Lacey



Industry 4.0: food for thought

Jeremy Shinton explains how food and drink manufacturers in particular can benefit from the implementation of Industry 4.0



3D camera gives factory robots pin-point ‘mammalian’ vision

Robots can can distinguish the exact height, depth and sizes of products on a manufacturing line



Fact or fabrication: Busting the myths surrounding robotics

Paul Wilkinson addresses the most common preconceptions about the use of robot systems in the food and drink industry and tackles some of the most persistent myths head-on



Ultrasonic sensor for food and beverages

In applications such as milk metering and beverage dispensing, accurate sensing is key to ensure the correct filling of containers



Robots are on the march

There have not been that many robots used in food processing industries to date but we are on the cusp of a sea change, says Chris Evans. Five years from now they will be very much the norm



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