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Industry Perspectives

Monitoring Brix, salinity, viscosity, pH, and other readings during food processing is an important part of maintaining batch consistency and ensuring product quality. To learn about some of the innovations that are simplifying and improving the accuracy of those measurements, we spoke to Miyuki Clauer, marketing manager at ATAGO U.S.A. Headquartered in Japan and with […]

Many companies have quickly adopted software for managing payroll, business processes, and human resources, but scheduling is still often handled through spreadsheets and offline files. That means someone is responsible for planning and posting schedules at least a week in advance while searching for copies of qualifications, certifications, legal requirements, and other rules for hundreds […]

Digitalization and automation are helping food and beverage production facilities move faster, smarter, and smoother, as well as use their existing resources more effectively. Despite this competitive advantage, the steps to Industry 4.0 and adopting the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology can feel like a giant leap. We interviewed Emilie Lachance, Chief Marketing Officer […]

Food and beverage facilities require a substantial amount of piping, in multiple types and sizes, to move product through the various processing stages. But because that product is ultimately for human consumption, the piping isn’t like what you find in other types of manufacturing plants. To learn more about sanitary process piping, we spoke with […]

A key to maintaining a hygienic processing environment is eliminating harborage areas, but conventional heaters contain crevices where bacteria can thrive. They’re also difficult to disassemble for cleaning processes, which presents a challenge for complying with FSMA sanitation requirements.  That’s why Heateflex Corporation designed a true sanitary heater for the food and beverage industry. We […]

Food processing creates a lot of dust, and that dust is not only a potential contaminant — it’s also a key ingredient in the perfect recipe for an explosive disaster.  To understand what role vacuums play in minimizing contamination and complying with combustible dust standards, we talked to Carson Anderson, the National Sales Manager of […]