What’s the difference between filters and strainers?

What’s the difference between filters and strainers?

Oct 22, 2013

So, you have a process that has some particulates in it. You know that you want some or all of these particulates out of the product before you proceed with manufacturing, but you’re not sure how to get started. Do you need filters or strainers? What is the difference between filtering and straining anyway? What does it all mean? These questions are not uncommon...

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?

FA&M Conference and Expo

FA&M Conference and Expo

Mar 1, 2011

I will be attending this event and thought I would pass along the info. Food Engineering’s Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo (FAM) is a 2 ½ day event that brings food and beverage processors and suppliers together to gain valuable information on the latest trends and technologies in manufacturing, automation, sustainability and...

How to Choose the Right Pump

How to Choose the Right Pump

Oct 12, 2010

Looking for a pump? The right pump for you is out there, but it’s not always easy to know where to begin in the selection process. Here are some guidelines to help get your search moving in the right direction. The liquid you are pumping can sometimes lean us toward a particular type of pump: If your product is thick, think Positive Displacement. Products...