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Manufacturing Software: How Well Do you Know Your System?

Food processors expect more from manufacturing software, and they are getting it.

Can Software Solve the Food Industry's Problems?

If the new year brings surging demand or new government regulations…Software can solve it

Food Manufacturers Using Asset Management Software to Mine Big Data

Through a combination of software programs, diagnostic tools and skilled workers, food manufacturers are getting better performance from their key production assets.

Software Puts Your Plant on Fast-Forward

New automation software lets you 'TiVo' your process, while Johnsonville Sausage finds a neat trick to make SAP data more usable in the plant.

FDA software tool to safeguard food facilities from attack

The FDA in June released a software tool to help growers, packers, processors, manufacturers, warehousers, transporters and retailers in the food industry determine the vulnerability of individual food facilities to biological, chemical, or radiological attack.

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.

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.

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.

Coming To A Computer Near You: Don't Miss These Upcoming Technology Webinars

Food Processing is participating in two webinars in April that we think you, our readers, will find extremely educational.

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.

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.

Wal-Mart’s Scorecard Drives Sustainable Packaging

The retail giant is beginning to scrutinize suppliers based on the scorecard and package modeling software.

Food Processors Respond to Product Traceability With NGO Solutions

While a more responsive track-and-trace system is mandated under FSMA, processors are looking to private, nongovernmental organizations for technology and software solutions.

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 ...

April 2008 Equipment Round Up: Cutting And Size Reduction

April equipment round-up features slicers and dicers, software, pneumatic scissors and more.

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.

Software Bugs (and Other Pests)

Integrated pest management kills pests and fortifies capital spending plans.

FDA releases software to aid food facility defense

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a new tool to help growers, packers, processors, manufacturers, warehousers, transporters and retailers in the food industry determine the vulnerability of individual food facilities to biological, chemical or radiological attack.

Technology Reshapes Pest Control

Electronic hardware and better data management is liberating service technicians to devise more effective remediation strategies by freeing them from mundane chores.

Bring Your Own Device Security: Safety Or Control?

Policies on smartphones, devices, should be based on clear safety benefits not the IT Dept.'s control.

Study says chips in ID tags are vulnerable to viruses

Scientists affiliated with Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam have demonstrated that it is possible to insert a software virus into RFID tags. Their paper describes how the vulnerability could be used to undermine a variety of tracking systems.

MRO Q&A: CMMS Implementation

A reader wants to know: What are the most important considerations when selecting computerized maintenance management system?

MRO Q&A: Should the Industrial Internet of Things Be on Your Radar?

Our plant maintenance expert suggests: Develop an operational needs plan pertaining to what is being touted -- before you hear any sales presentations -- to see if it makes sense for your company.

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