Dear Powder Doctor,
We’re in a never ending spiral of replacement and repair for our powder processing system. How do we get ahead of this cycle?
Dear R. Pierre,
The speed and reliability with which your powder processing system works is essential to every part of your business. So when you’re caught in a seemingly endless cycle of repairs, it can be frustrating. The good news is that you can break that cycle. And here are the steps to do just that:
Chicago, USA, April 4-6, 2017
ProFood™ Tech, in its inaugural year, will run from April 4-6 at the McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, USA. ProFood™ Tech serves to be the most comprehensive food and beverage processing event to attend with a focus on innovation, education, and networking for industry professionals.
Focusing on a full range of food and beverage processing solutions, the event offers information across all spectrums of the food and beverage industries. Processing solutions will be represented by a full range of sectors, including:
During the recent Pack Expo show in Chicago, Illinois, the Food Safety Summit Resource Center allowed for experts in the field of food safety to speak on hot topics affecting the food industry. Four days were filled with expert presentations including Kevin Baker, director of MAGNATTACK™ Global USA, who spoke to Understanding How We Know If Our Magnets Are Effective.
For those that weren’t able to make it to his presentation, Mr. Baker spoke to a few main topics that assist in the understanding of testing and validations for food safety magnets.
Pneumatic conveying systems are a popular choice for many powder processing companies. Not only do pneumatic conveying systems effectively move bulk powder through the system, but they can also be customized to meet the unique requirements of the plant and the material characteristics.
However, pneumatic systems may not be the right choice for every application.
More than five years after the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law, the first compliance dates are among us.
What is FSMA?
FSMA is often referred to as the most sweeping reform of U.S. food safety laws in more than 70 years. It was signed into law by President Obama on Jan. 4, 2011.
As North America’s largest and longest-running powder processing industry event, the 2016 International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference and Exhibition celebrated its 40th anniversary and drew thousands of processing professionals from around the country to Rosemont, IL this past May.
Simply called “The Powder Show,” the event brought together the best ideas and the sharpest minds for a few days of learning, sharing and networking. From pneumatic conveying and dust collection to the latest equipment and innovations, this year’s event featured a whopping 21 technical training sessions and 15 presentations, and hand-picked industry experts from around the United States, England, Australia and Germany.
Purchasing powder product in bulk is not only a great way to improve efficiency in powder processing plants, but it can also help companies find significant cost savings. But in order to take advantage of all this and more, powder processing companies need to invest in a bulk bag unloader system that can be used to receive product and dispense it into the processing line.
Staying on top of the latest trends and technologies allow powder and bulk material manufacturers to continue to refine operations, improve plant safety, gain new knowledge, ensure product quality and ultimately grow a healthier bottom line.
Luckily, there are a number of industry events and expos that can serve as resources for powder and bulk material handling companies to do just that.
Metal contamination is a common sanitation concern for every food processing plant. The safety, sanitation, quality of a product and ultimately the company’s bottom line depends on ensuring metal contamination isn’t an issue. In fact, according to a white paper from Tyco Integrated Security, the average cost of a food recall $10 million.
Food processing plants nationwide have started looking to the MAGNATTACK™ magnetic mat to aid in the prevention of metal contamination.
Sanitation, plant safety, efficient operations and product quality are critical cornerstones for bulk powder manufacturers. And the good news is that there’s something that can ensure all four: flexible BFM® fittings.
BFM® fittings were created to solve many problems associated with old fashioned flexible sleeves and hose clamps used in powder processing lines. Here are just three reasons BFM® fittings should replace hose clamps and flexible sleeves:
1. Better Sanitation