[ October 8–11, 2019    McCormick Place    Chicago, IL USA ]


Industry Perspectives

Insurance Policy

Managing a food company means balancing a lot of moving parts in addition to the main activity of processing food — complying with regulations, adopting automation, improving sales, hiring qualified employees, and everything in between. In the daily hustle and bustle, it can be easy to lose sight of things that operate in the background, […]


The force that powers food processing equipment — everything from pumps and conveyors to slicers and mixers — is housed within industrial gearboxes. Though these parts are small enough to be picked up by hand, they’re still not pieces you want to replace regularly, especially when a breakdown means stalling production and losing profits. We […]

Hygienic Design Terminal Box and Compact Enclosure

Food industry sanitation methods are notoriously abusive for equipment. That’s one reason food processing equipment is made of stainless steel — so it can withstand hot water and chemical washdowns and still maintain food safety. But non-food contact surfaces need to cope with these conditions as well. As the industry continues to adopt automation technologies, […]

Protective Enclosures

Automation and digital technologies have brought many improvements to food processing operations — from higher throughput to lower labor costs and improved traceability and compliance. They’ve also brought more screens into food plants. And those screens need to be protected from what can often be a harsh environment, especially for sensitive electronics. To learn more […]

Hyde food processing blades

Most processing plants have similar goals, such as cutting costs, reducing waste, improving efficiency, and increasing profits while also boosting quality. It’s not always easy to achieve these goals at the same time. For example, there are typically trade-offs between cutting costs and boosting quality. But some tools, if they’re designed well, can help processors […]