A safe approach to food and beverage lubrication

Jim Girard, VP/CMO, LUBRIPLATE Lubricants Co. Technological advances in H-1/food grade lubricants mean that food, beverage and pharmaceutical processors should not hesitate to convert to a 100% H-1/food grade lubrication program. Converting to such a program helps consolidate lubricant choices, reduces lubricant misapplication, and helps to ensure a safe product for the consumer. Food grade

Innova Engineering announces establishment of new research and development facility

Innova Engineering recently opened a new Research and Development facility in Santa Ana, California. The new facility allows for an expansion of capabilities and services offered by the engineering firm. With over 22 years of experience in the product development industry, Innova Engineering supports manufacturers in the medical, aerospace, automotive and consumer product industries, utilizing computer simulation

Keep an eye on moving product

Vision can play a key role in food and beverage applications. The SBSI series low cost vision sensors, for example, read 1D and 2D codes, and handle quality inspection tasks. These code readers can identify, track and trace products for production flow, logistics, and serialization. The SBSI-B can also read Direct Part Marking (DPM) codes,

Global brands rely on PolyOne for luxury plastic packaging

Brand owners who collaborate with PolyOne have access to Gravi-Tech density-modified formulations, metallic-effect GLS thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) and InVisiOSM color and design services. The resulting caps and closures not only elevate packaging quality, but they also contribute to sensory branding experiences involving sight, touch and sound. For example, Gravi-Tech formulations impart weight, sound and a metallic

Take the work out of integration

Responding to industry demand for integrated machine and plant control, the iQ-R series incorporates sequence, motion, safety, process and C language control into one platform. The control platform is for applications requiring integrated motion and safety control, tight synchronization between various processes and high production throughput. Applications include automotive, food and beverage, material handling, life

First low-temperature FKM available for food and beverage industry

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies will showcase a trio of globally-certified sealing materials, including a new low temperature FKM that is being readied for use in the European food and beverage industry, at the 2016 International Beverage Dispensing Equipment Association (IBDEA) conference. The new material, 70 FKM 425727, will be the first low-temperature FKM that complies with

Minimizing production losses in the food and beverage industry

Jean-Pierre Berlan • Director of Processing • Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada Food and beverage companies have the power to make a difference in reducing waste, which occurs throughout the entire supply chain. Doing so not only affects a company’s bottom line (reduced waste equals lower costs), but benefits the planet through the conservation of