Food and Beverage Technology

Energy-Saving Nitrogen Generator Prevents Gas Supply Disruptions

When it comes to supplying dry, inert nitrogen for manufacturing applications, there’s a lot more to PSA technology (pressure swing adsorption) nitrogen generators than vessels filled with CMS (carbon...
On May 10, 2019

Putting Filter Blockages Under the Microscope

Filter blockages in a beer production process can cause serious problems for breweries which can include increased expenditure on replacement filter cartridges and a significant amount of downtime in...
On May 9, 2019

Easy Steps to Installing and Configuring a CPS Sensor

This blog post will describe current best practice or optimising the installation of a continuous position sensor (CPS) on to a pneumatic linear actuator.   For the purposes of the guidance, we’ll use...
On April 11, 2019

High Performance Drives Can Achieve Optimal Control of Cast Film Lines

Stretch films are essential in the packaging industry as they provide a versatile and high-quality solution for packing products in a safe and economical way. Film is produced by a flat die extrusion...
On April 4, 2019

Variable Frequency Drives Benefit Constant Speed Applications

Using a variable frequency drive (VFD) can be beneficial in many constant speed applications driven by electric motors, such as those that require controlled starting and have been historically served...
On March 6, 2019

Instant Fittings for Drinking Water Require KTW Certification

Drinking water is one of the most controlled food products. The materials of products in contact with drinking water can generate impurities and microbial growth. This makes a significant health risk...
On February 20, 2019

Reduce Microbial Hazards in Dairy Manufacturing with Pharmaceutical Best Practices

When it comes to the use of sterile gas for product contact purposes – such as aseptic packaging or product purge applications – no clear guidelines have been adopted by the dairy industry regarding...
On January 4, 2019

The HACCP Framework and Its Importance in the Dairy Industry

Bacterial contamination in the dairy industry can have major implications for operators. It can result in product re-work, wastage or recall – the cost of which can run into millions of pounds once...
On December 18, 2018

Identifying the Cause of a Beer Quality Issue | Case Study

As the brewing industry is becoming more competitive, breweries of all sizes realize the importance of producing a higher quality product while keeping an eye on the bottom line at the same time. When...
On November 20, 2018

How Oil Vapour in Ambient Air Affects Compressed Air Quality

Many companies, including those in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, manufacturing and electronics industries, recognize the negative effects on quality created by oil contact with...
On November 13, 2018

How to Reduce the Cost of Maintaining Aseptic Conditions in Dairy Applications

The dairy industry is currently enjoying a period of growth, principally driven by a shift in consumer preference towards protein-heavy diets as opposed to carbohydrates and an increase in the average...
On September 23, 2018

A Solution for Sterile Gas Filter Failure in Dairy Applications

The impact of the failure of a sterile air and gas filter can be potentially catastrophic for operators in the dairy industry. If a filter has failed, but the problem has not been identified,...
On September 11, 2018

Improving the Shelf-Life of Your Beer with Sterile Filtration

As the craft beer sector continues to grow, mainstream beer sales continue to decline. Beer production in Europe has been in decline since the 1970s, and with more and more drinkers demanding a...
On July 17, 2018

The Benefits of Changing Your Microbial Stabilisation Process to Sterile Filtration

Brewers who wish to reach their sustainability goals - and produce more stable, fresher beer - should consider embracing a technology which is changing the face of the brewing industry. New...
On July 8, 2018

Optimum Nitrogen Purity for Modified Atmosphere Food Packaging

Modified atmosphere packaging is now a prerequisite for many food products, extending shelf life, appearance and taste by preventing or retarding spoilage mechanisms. Quite simply, modified...
On July 5, 2018

Food Grade Gearhead Motor Solves Problem for Packaging Manufacturer

Gearhead motors can be ideal for the food and packaging industries if they are selected with several key features. A manufacturer of machines for gluing, fill, sealing and diverting food...
On June 5, 2018

Sterile Gas Filter Integrity Test Method for the Dairy Industry is Fast and Accurate

Any trip to the supermarket will demonstrate just how popular healthy dairy products are – products which are low in fats, salts, sugars and preservatives. This trend has driven the growth of aseptic...
On May 30, 2018

The Sterile Filtration of Beer - Keeping up with Consumer Trends

Some of the world’s largest breweries have recently reported a decline in sales as they have admittedly failed to amend their brand portfolio to meet consumer trends. Sterile filtration could be the...
On May 16, 2018

Know Your Pneumatics: Basics of Rodless Cylinders

Pneumatics have always played an important role in achieving maximised productivity for manufacturing automation applications and the technology is constantly evolving to solve engineering challenges. ...
On April 19, 2018

Microbial Control - What’s Spoiling My Beer?

As brewing becomes increasingly competitive, with consumers demanding higher quality beers, and retailers looking for products with greater assurance of shelf-lives, this sector of the food...
On April 9, 2018