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  • Time Sensitive Data From Anywhere, Anytime – Tereos Case Study

    Like many food production companies around the globe, each growing season is very limited, and every machine needs to be monitored to be kept in perfect health to make the most of each window in time. And since time is the enemy of a successful production season it’s also why it’s so important to have clear visibility to all remotely located assets in the field, over countries, and across oceans. Knowing exactly what…
  • Time Sensitive Data From Anywhere, Anytime – Tereos Case Study

    Like many food production companies around the globe, each growing season is very limited, and every machine needs to be monitored to be kept in perfect health to make the most of each window in time. And since time is the enemy of a successful production season it’s also why it’s so important to have clear visibility to all remotely located assets in the field, over countries, and across oceans. Knowing exactly what…
  • How to Understand and Use a Great Tool: Instrumentation Diagnostics

    In a Process Instrumentation article, Emerson’s Kelly Albano looks at a powerful but often underutilized tool, instrumentation diagnostics, and shows how you can use them to improve operations. Recently, while loading some software onto my computer, I saw a message at the end: Software Installed Successfully! Maybe this doesn’t sound like much, but it’s always reassuring when something has worked as it’s supposed to…
  • How to Understand and Use a Great Tool: Instrumentation Diagnostics

    In a Process Instrumentation article, Emerson’s Kelly Albano looks at a powerful but often underutilized tool, instrumentation diagnostics, and shows how you can use them to improve operations. Recently, while loading some software onto my computer, I saw a message at the end: Software Installed Successfully! Maybe this doesn’t sound like much, but it’s always reassuring when something has worked as it’s supposed to…
  • Micro Motion™︎ G-Series: Precision in a Compact Package

    Over many years working with end users who are trying to solve challenging flow measurement problems, I’ve often suggested that a Coriolis mass flow meter is exactly the technology solution needed, but in some cases an alternative is preferred for a variety of reasons. Just to review, let’s mention a few of the reasons why Micro Motion Coriolis Mass Flow Meters are so versatile in many straightforward and difficult…
  • Micro Motion™︎ G-Series: Precision in a Compact Package

    Over many years working with end users who are trying to solve challenging flow measurement problems, I’ve often suggested that a Coriolis mass flow meter is exactly the technology solution needed, but in some cases an alternative is preferred for a variety of reasons. Just to review, let’s mention a few of the reasons why Micro Motion Coriolis Mass Flow Meters are so versatile in many straightforward and difficult…
  • FEI Foods Increases Production to Meet Worldwide Demand with Movicon.NExT™︎ Platform

    Hello everyone. I’m Ajay Rana and recently, in an article in Food Manufacturing , I had the opportunity to talk about an interesting case study with FEI Foods, Europe’s largest producer of ready-to-eat rice and grain pouches, based in South Wales, UK. I think it has some good information for any plant. Due to demand, FEI Foods’ existing production facilities had been operating at full capacity for several years, which…
  • FEI Foods Increases Production to Meet Worldwide Demand with Movicon.NExT™︎ Platform

    Hello everyone. I’m Ajay Rana and recently, in an article in Food Manufacturing , I had the opportunity to talk about an interesting case study with FEI Foods, Europe’s largest producer of ready-to-eat rice and grain pouches, based in South Wales, UK. I think it has some good information for any plant. Due to demand, FEI Foods’ existing production facilities had been operating at full capacity for several years, which…
  • Food and Beverage Manufacturer Integrates Islands of Automation with Connext™︎ Platform

    Connecting highly disparate machines that exist in separate operating entities in a manufacturing plant could save many companies substantial time and money, but pressing production schedules and the status quo of existing procedures often hold them back. A large food and beverage production facility in Italy was faced with these “islands of automation,” with 32 machines that were all essential to the process and that…
  • Food and Beverage Manufacturer Integrates Islands of Automation with Connext™︎ Platform

    Connecting highly disparate machines that exist in separate operating entities in a manufacturing plant could save many companies substantial time and money, but pressing production schedules and the status quo of existing procedures often hold them back. A large food and beverage production facility in Italy was faced with these “islands of automation,” with 32 machines that were all essential to the process and that…
  • Food and Beverage Manufacturer Integrates Islands of Automation with Connext™︎ Platform

    Connecting highly disparate machines that exist in separate operating entities in a manufacturing plant could save many companies substantial time and money, but pressing production schedules and the status quo of existing procedures often hold them back. A large food and beverage production facility in Italy was faced with these “islands of automation,” with 32 machines that were all essential to the process and that…
  • Choosing the Right HMI is Critical in Food Processing

    In the food processing industry, users choose human machine interfaces (HMI) based on their potential to make operational performance improvements, which generally means the HMI needs to be easy to use. Ease of use supports increased operator efficiency and productivity. But with today’s technology advances, there’s lots more to think about. I recently got to discuss this in an article in Food Processing. Here are some…
  • Choosing the Right HMI is Critical in Food Processing

    In the food processing industry, users choose human machine interfaces (HMI) based on their potential to make operational performance improvements, which generally means the HMI needs to be easy to use. Ease of use supports increased operator efficiency and productivity. But with today’s technology advances, there’s lots more to think about. I recently got to discuss this in an article in Food Processing. Here are some…
  • Edge Control Technology Eliminates Downtime During Critical Sugar Harvest

    Like many other industries, food and beverage companies are often “rock and a hard place” enterprises. They need technology upgrades, but have such tight margins, every proposed change must be justified with precise ROI. One such company is Raceland Sugar, a major U.S. processor of sugar cane. Sugar cane processing occurs periodically over 12 months, usually once per year. The raw material is perishable, and the harvested…
  • Edge Control Technology Eliminates Downtime During Critical Sugar Harvest

    Like many other industries, food and beverage companies are often “rock and a hard place” enterprises. They need technology upgrades, but have such tight margins, every proposed change must be justified with precise ROI. One such company is Raceland Sugar, a major U.S. processor of sugar cane. Sugar cane processing occurs periodically over 12 months, usually once per year. The raw material is perishable, and the harvested…
  • Edge Control Technology Eliminates Downtime During Critical Sugar Harvest

    Like many other industries, food and beverage companies are often “rock and a hard place” enterprises. They need technology upgrades, but have such tight margins, every proposed change must be justified with precise ROI. One such company is Raceland Sugar, a major U.S. processor of sugar cane. Sugar cane processing occurs periodically over 12 months, usually once per year. The raw material is perishable, and the harvested…
  • Increasing Efficiency in Sugar Production

    Sugar can derive from two different plant sources: sugar beets and sugar cane. The first ones are harvested in mid to late autumn when sugar content peaks. The leafy beet tops are sliced off and the roots are lifted out of the ground with special harvesting equipment. The harvested sugar beets are trucked from the field and are likely taken to a receiving station. The extraction of sugar from sugar beets is done in…
  • Increasing Efficiency in Sugar Production

    Sugar can derive from two different plant sources: sugar beets and sugar cane. The first ones are harvested in mid to late autumn when sugar content peaks. The leafy beet tops are sliced off and the roots are lifted out of the ground with special harvesting equipment. The harvested sugar beets are trucked from the field and are likely taken to a receiving station. The extraction of sugar from sugar beets is done in…
  • Reduce Waste & Increase Efficiency in Clean-in-Place Processes

    While the idea of adding costs to a food and beverage or pharmaceutical industry process like Clean-in-Place/Steam-in-Place (CIP/SIP) has not traditionally been an easy decision, in today’s industrial environment that has changed. With the retirement of experts, the lack of availability of workers, the increase in materials costs and narrowness of margins, the principal way for food and beverage and pharma companies to…
  • Reduce Waste & Increase Efficiency in Clean-in-Place Processes

    While the idea of adding costs to a food and beverage or pharmaceutical industry process like Clean-in-Place/Steam-in-Place (CIP/SIP) has not traditionally been an easy decision, in today’s industrial environment that has changed. With the retirement of experts, the lack of availability of workers, the increase in materials costs and narrowness of margins, the principal way for food and beverage and pharma companies to…
  • Reduce Waste & Increase Efficiency in Clean-in-Place Processes

    While the idea of adding costs to a food and beverage or pharmaceutical industry process like Clean-in-Place/Steam-in-Place (CIP/SIP) has not traditionally been an easy decision, in today’s industrial environment that has changed. With the retirement of experts, the lack of availability of workers, the increase in materials costs and narrowness of margins, the principal way for food and beverage and pharma companies to…
  • Tips for Optimizing Food and Beverage Production

    For food & beverage producers, improving performance means maximizing production, ensuring quality, increasing reliability and improving overall sustainability. A short 2-page article, 4 Tips to Optimize Your Food & Beverage Production highlights some ways to drive these performance improvements. The four tips include: Monitor machine health using analytics Optimize your existing equipment Leverage smart sensing…
  • Tips for Optimizing Food and Beverage Production

    For food & beverage producers, improving performance means maximizing production, ensuring quality, increasing reliability and improving overall sustainability. A short 2-page article, 4 Tips to Optimize Your Food & Beverage Production highlights some ways to drive these performance improvements. The four tips include: Monitor machine health using analytics Optimize your existing equipment Leverage smart sensing…
  • Optimum Fermentation Requires Proper Valve Selection in Fluid Automation

    The alcohol business is booming. The explosion of craft beers, demand for new wine blends and rise of international distilleries mean consumers now have more choices than ever. No matter the size, beverage manufacturers need to make sure their products maintain the same high levels of quality and taste. The key lies in the fermentation process, which requires precise temperature control to ensure quality, consistency…
  • Optimum Fermentation Requires Proper Valve Selection in Fluid Automation

    The alcohol business is booming. The explosion of craft beers, demand for new wine blends and rise of international distilleries mean consumers now have more choices than ever. No matter the size, beverage manufacturers need to make sure their products maintain the same high levels of quality and taste. The key lies in the fermentation process, which requires precise temperature control to ensure quality, consistency…