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Improving Quality for Food and Beverage Producers

Posted in Food & Beverage on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019. No comments yet
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Consumers have come to expect only the highest quality when it comes to the food and beverages they purchase. Automation has driven the variability of the products way down over the years. But even with these improvements, the average food & beverage producer takes almost a full day to respond to shipments with quality issues. […]

Fostering Organizational Collaboration in the Life Sciences

Posted in Life Sciences on Friday, January 11th, 2019. No comments yet
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As automation technologies continue to incorporate commercial off the shelf technologies and cybersecurity concerns grow, the need for manufacturers’ Information Technology (IT), Operational Technology (OT) and Quality teams to collaborate grows. In a PharmTech article, Improving Production: How IT, OT, and Quality Can Collaborate, Emerson’s Will Goetz and Ron Rossbach describe how the different groups […]

Improving Food and Beverage Manufacturing Reliability

Posted in Food & Beverage on Thursday, January 10th, 2019. No comments yet
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Food & beverage manufacturers are driven by consumers not only to maintain high levels of consistency with existing products, but also to develop and deliver new, experiential products. Maintaining consistency and running new production lines require reliable operations to stay competitive and deliver returns to fund new developments. Emerson’s Dennis Belanger , a reliability expert […]

Improving Opportunity Crude Blending Operations

Posted in Flow, Refining on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019. No comments yet
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Opportunity crudes provide refiners with lower feedstock costs, but they must be carefully characterized and blended with other crudes to avoid problems during the refining process. These opportunity crudes are typically discounted from typical crudes because of the refining challenges they introduce. In the 4-minute YouTube video, How to Maximize Profit by Characterizing and Blending […]

Food and Beverage Manufacturing Production Optimization

Posted in Food & Beverage, Industrial IOT on Friday, January 4th, 2019. No comments yet
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Unlike many other industries in process manufacturing, the food & beverage industry must react much more quickly to changing consumer demands. These rapid changes challenge these manufacturers in their production practices, reliability requirements, product quality needs and sustainability goals. I caught up with Emerson’s Marcus Parsons to discuss the challenges around changing production requirements and […]