Drying system includes an integral baghouse dust collector positioned directly above the fluid bed drying zone. The configuration is designed to contain all of the fine particles entrained in the airstream and allow them to remain in the dryer for processing as product rather than collecting them remotely or accepting their loss as waste.
HJF, a Korean supplier of meat and sauces, invested in cooking equipment manufactured by Belgium’s Infrabaker International. The industrial oven was purchased to meet demand for grilled chicken breast.
Wireless technologies that serve as the backbone of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are gaining wider use in the global food manufacturing industry. The goal of IIoT technologies is to automate the collection of data across operations and improve processes within a processing plant. An enterprise that uses more advanced analysis of its data will see operational improvements and cost savings.
Emerson agreed to acquire Intelligent Platforms, a division of General Electric (GE). Intelligent Platforms’ programmable logic controller (PLC) technologies will allow Emerson, a supplier of automation for process and industrial applications, to provide customers broader control and management of their operations.
The development of pasteurization as a method to destroy pathogenic bacteria in food and drink and, therefore, aid in food safety, dates back to the 19th century. However, the origins of heating (rather than cooking) food and drink for the purposes of preservation go back to China in the 12th century, where the technique was used to keep wine fresh and drinkable.
A cloud-based digital service designed to help improve yield while reducing energy costs and the thermal processing equipment’s environmental footprint was launched. MoisturePro, one of a suite of digital services offered by Bühler Insights, is a cloud platform for the food and feed processing industries.
Risk can take many forms in food-and-beverage processes. From proper hygiene standards for employees to regular calibration of instrumentation on critical processes, there are dozens of ways that process owners can mitigate risk to avoid potentially costly or hazardous results.