Near infrared technology (NIR) has historically been used in the snack food industry for measuring moisture and oil, the two most critical constituents for controlling a snack food process. In addition to measuring moisture and oil in raw ingredients, in-process products and finished snacks, devices such as the Unity Scientific SpectraStar XT can measure the seasoning content that has been applied to the chips.
The brewing of beer is a complex multi-step process which when perfected results in the amazing variety of high-quality craft beers being produced today. The last decade will be remembered for the remarkable growth in beer according to an article Forbes.
Even the U.S. craft beer market, as defined by the industry trade group the Brewers Association, grew from less than 5 percent market share to more than 13 percent of all beer sold in the U.S. An explosion in the number of local small craft breweries will attest to the public’s seemingly endless desire to seek out the latest innovative craft beer. Mid-sized and large breweries are also getting in on the action with their own craft brew product lines.
One innovative company looking for ways to continue their success in the malt and distilleries markets is Rahr Malting, located in Shakopee, MN.
Eggs are a key foodstuff and ingredient, with processed egg products taking several forms — but the most common is liquid egg. Overall consumer demand for eggs has risen steadily over the decade and Canadians increasingly want the reassurance of home-produced eggs, 92 percent of Canadians say it’s important that the eggs they purchase come from Canada notes the 2018 Léger Supply Management Study referenced on eggfarmers.ca.
In the last decade, the use of Coriolis flow meters has been changing from general-purpose to supporting very specific applications. RotaMASS Total Insight (TI) is the Yokogawa Coriolis mass flowmeter said to provide very high accuracy for measuring liquids and gases.
When it comes to air quality, it’s important to choose the best air pollution collection system for your specific application. Choosing the right system can mean the difference between a safe, productive work environment, and a plant shutdown.
Determining if your pressure is functioning correctly at all times is critical to determine accurate measurements. Is the measuring instrument still working as it should? Pressure sensors with integrated diagnostic function and IO-Link provide information about their status at a glance.
A raft of powerful and structural challenges to the chemical industry has surfaced, in part, but not entirely, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the industry has already had to deftly navigate product commoditization, shifting consumer attitudes and regional preferences, and regulatory changes over many decades, the dynamics today are unique and more potentially disruptive than ever before.
As product manufacturing methods change, dust collectors and other essential process equipment must evolve to meet new demands. For decades, the pharmaceutical and chemical industries have manufactured products based on batch production.
Change in the food and beverage sector has been spurred by evolving customer demands in terms of both variety and quality, strengthening legal and regulatory requirements, and the need to keep costs in check.
Easy production scale up and changeovers are possible with accurate, reliable liquid measurement and filling systems in complete kits that eliminate the need to clean and sterilize equipment between batches.