Preventative Maintenance Integral To Safe Food Practices

Preventative Maintenance Integral To Safe Food Practices

Apr 14, 2015

Industry professionals have long recognized that a well-documented preventative maintenance program provides a company with significant cost savings. In the food manufacturing industry, it is also integral to producing safe foods, since well-maintained equipment reduces the risk of...

Pipetite Grommet Achieves UL IP64 Rating

Pipetite Grommet Achieves UL IP64 Rating

Jun 13, 2013

When dust and moisture get in the wrong places they can cause production downtime and safety concerns. To lower these risks, Pipetite Grommet brings a higher level of protection to penetrations where air and electrical lines enter a cabinet or control panel. These small, yet effective, flexible silicone escutcheons now boast an IP64 rating, also known as a UL Rating. This means that the Pipetite Grommet is dust proof and splash proof from all directions. Its dust proof characteristics can greatly help...

A Better Bridge to EHEDG

A Better Bridge to EHEDG

Feb 2, 2012

In a world where international trade is routine, American dairy processors are not allowed the same economic advantages as their sister plants in Europe. Factories producing identical products on two continents find that American dairy plants are required to operate with CIP devices that consume twice the amount of water to operate, and often take much longer to complete a CIP cycle. This creates a financial disadvantage for US dairy processors. American dairy processors adhere...

Need a Manufacturer’s 3-A Certificate?

Need a Manufacturer’s 3-A Certificate?

Sep 14, 2011

Do you need a manufacturer's 3-A certificate for equipment installed at your facility? The 3-A Sanitary Standards website is your portal for finding...

Elastomers: A Beginner’s Guide

Elastomers: A Beginner’s Guide

Jul 5, 2011

Whether for a gasket, valve seat, or O-ring, the choice of elastomer might seem like a minor decision, but it can have a major impact. If a seal material is a poor fit for the application, you could run into any number of problems, from swelling, to peeling or cracking. Needless to say, these could be a big deal in a sanitary process. But how do you decide what elastomer to use?

Top 3 Hot Topics – Meat or Bologna?

Top 3 Hot Topics – Meat or Bologna?

May 24, 2011

If you go to almost any forum, conference or trade show relating to our industry, you will find an overwhelming amount of conjecture and pontification about one—or all—of these subjects: