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Training and Sustaining Your Workforce

Automation, software and PLCs dictate the workforce requirements in the contemporary food plant, and processors everywhere are struggling to find workers with the skills to keep plants running smoothly.

It's Time for Open RFID

The software industry had Linux. What will RFID users have to "open" up their systems? It's time to put enabling technology in the hands of the masses, argues Daniel Deavours.

Plant Floor Efficiency: There's an App for…That?

Key performance indicators and overall equipment effectiveness are coming to the plant floor, the front office and now your smart phone.

Modular Automation Allows for Food Manufacturing Flexibility

From the PC to the Internet revolution, standard, modular software objects are the key to easier manufacturing agility and integration.

No More False Reads?

Improvements in sensors and software allow metal detectors to approach that goal.

Blue Bunny ice cream maker keeps machinery serving up production at top capacity

Larry Hoing, reliability systems manager at Wells Enterprises, talks about EAM software and how more than 200 maintenance technicians keep more than 10,000 assets for 50+ production lines running as smooth as Blue Bunny’s signature vanilla ice cream.

2005 Worldwide Food Expo Preview

Equipment-heavy Worldwide Food Expo, combining dairy-food-beverage and meat shows, blows into the Windy City Oct. 26-29.

Equipment Round Up: July 2008 - Motors and Drives

Food Processing showcases a variety of motors and drives.

November 2005 Equipment Round-Up - Process Control

This product showcase highlights the latest advances in process control for the food processing industry.

January 2006 Equipment Roundup - Food Safety

Maintaining outstanding food safety can be a moving target, but as this showcase demonstrates, suppliers are constantly coming up with new ammunition.

March 2005 Equipment Round-Up - X-ray and Metal Detection

Plug it in?: The decision to integrate condition monitoring

Efforts to tighten communications of condition-monitoring instrumentation and data analysis software with CMMS and automation infrastructure, combined with the proliferation of wireless sensor systems and the drive to reduce manpower skill and time requirements, are bringing implementation costs ...

Software Helps Plants Integrate Cross-Functional Platforms

Islands of automation are giving way to plant-wide (even enterprise-wide) efforts that yield performance analysis and front-office profit maximization.

CMMS Can be Critical for Safety and Compliance

Maintenance software starts out as a generic tool, but can become a critical instrument for safety and compliance throughout the plant.

Retort Processing Shakes Up New Interest

From agitation to AGVs to software, this old-school manufacturing process continues to evolve.

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