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Rockwell Automation Fair Attendees Lean on Automation

At Rockwell Automation’s recent fair, automation promises answers for food safety, energy efficiency, even a dwindling workforce.

The Evolution of Industrial Automation in the Food and Beverage Industry

Hard benefits long have provided the financial justification for plant automation projects. As information technology plays a larger role, food companies are groping for other ROI metrics.

Is Energy Efficiency Taking a Back Seat in Food and Beverage Manufacturing?

Energy efficiency is no longer a top-of-mind consideration for many food and beverage manufacturers, as increasingly it’s a standard feature in the machines and equipment they buy.

Automation Technology in Food Production: For Man or Machine?

Bakery automation can carry a hefty price tag; the likelihood of realizing a return on investment is enhanced when the human part of the equation is addressed.

When it Comes to Plant Automation, Smart Machines Mean Smarter Production

Whether a food company is striving for smart factories or simply wants the agility to respond to new-product demands, automation can help.

Food Processors Need To Reconsider Energy-Intensive Systems

After decades of cheap fuel, processors need to reconsider energy-intensive systems for cooking, refrigerating and transporting food products.

Food Processors Baking Profits into Energy Savings

P&L meets environmental sustainability in the baking business as Energy Star and associations put energy savings at the forefront.

Three Food Processing Plants Earn EPA Energy Star; Increase Energy Efficiency

The EPA recognized J.R. Simplot Company’s Aberdeen, Idaho plant; J.R. Simplot Company’s Othelllo, Wash. plant; and ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston Inc.’s Quincy, Wash. plant as earning the Energy Star for superior energy performance.

Energy Drinks Take Aim at Busy Consumers

Consumers are flocking to energy drinks in an attempt to feel better about nutrition while maintaining our 21st Century fast-paced lifestyle.

New Places to Look for Energy Savings

Lowering pressures, plugging air leaks and updating your motors can have a huge impact on your plant’s energy efficiency.

Consider alternative and renewable energy sources

Solar and wind power, biogas and biodiesel may solve your company’s energy problems as well as its green initiatives.

Processors Bring Energy In House

Steam power and other plant utilities essentially bring energy generation in house. Optimizing their performance is a challenge in food and beverage.

Energy Independence and Security Act Enforces Motor Efficiency

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 will mandate NEMA Premium and other efficiency bumps … along with quicker payback.

EPA Offers Guide on Energy Trends

The U.S. EPA offers "Energy Trends in Selected Manufacturing Sectors: Opportunities and Challenges for Environmentally Preferable Energy Outcomes" for manufacturers interested in energy data.

Vitamin B12 Pumps Up Energy Drinks

When formulating energy drinks for consumers, beverage manufacturers rely on Vitamin B12.

Kettle Foods Makes Alternative Energy a Company Committment

First solar energy, then biodiesel fuel and now wind power. Kettle Foods Inc., Salem, Ore., has made alternative energy sources a company commitment.

Energy Drinks Spike in Sales; Fail With New Customers

According to Mintel research, energy drink manufacturers saw and increase a 136% increase in sales from 2005-2009 but are having a tough time attracting new customers. 74% of those surveyed say they don't consume energy drinks/shots and 69% of those non-users are not interested in trying them.

New energy tax incentive available in 2006

The Commercial Building Tax Deduction section of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which became effective Jan. 1, 2006, provides a new deduction for expenses incurred for energy-efficient commercial building property. The Commercial Building Tax Deduction Coalition, created by the National ...

Here's What Energy Management Leadership Looks Like

Although the company is a little outside of the food world, there are transferable lessons in how Corning Inc.’s commitment to energy productivity and visible senior leadership is improving the climate for energy management.

What Processors are Doing to Improve Energy Management

Energy management suddenly has taken on grave importance. Read what Tyson, ConAgra, Publix and other processors are doing to reduce consumption and find alternatives.

Automated System Speeds Bagging by Thirty Percent

Breeder’s Choice Pet Foods maintains its growth and success with automation seen at Pack Expo.

Latest energy drink gets some bad buzz

In the competitive market for "energy drinks," the aim is to advertise more caffeine, more buzz, more attitude. Even more controversy. The latest drink to bust from the pack promises the euphoria of drugs — but legally. And it's receiving buzz — especially from anti-drug advocates.

Advanced Tooling And Vision Inspection Add Value To Robotic Machines

3D vision and advanced tooling are expanding the functionality of robotic automation in food and beverage production. In the process, they’re altering the payback calculation.

One of Canada’s Biggest Bakeries Also Is One of Its Most Efficient

By focusing on both energy use and production facility, Canada Bread built a Hamilton, Ontario, bakery that exceeded expectations.

Calculating the Cost of Conveyor Systems

Conveying systems are the infrastructure of automated production, and cost per foot is only a starting point in calculating total cost of ownership.

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