Food & Beverage

corn cropFarmers Trust in Their Crop with a Rice Lake Survivor OTRNovember 2, 2016

Even before a seed is planted, farmers invest a great deal of time and effort to ensure it develops into …

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fish farmFish Farm Needs Automated System for Better Tracking and Error ReductionNovember 21, 2011

A fish farm was manually tracking how much feed was put into each individual pond and then recording that information …

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Food Testing SolutionsFood Testing SolutionsJuly 12, 2016

Our food texture analyzers are used widely by food scientists around the world for evaluating the textural properties of food …

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fairbanks scales logoFoodborne Illnesses White PaperJune 26, 2017

• 3,000 deaths
• 1 in every 6 Americans get sick (that’s 48 million people)
• 128,000 hospitalizations
These yearly estimates are provided …

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#1 Ametek DistributorForce Measurement ExplainedNovember 1, 2016

Force measurement is used in many differing types of applications and may be accomplished with devices utilizing differing technologies. Typical …

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Foreign Body DetectionNovember 1, 2016

For several years, production in the food, beverage and tobacco industries has become increasingly automated. This is due to larger …

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vegetables testingFruit and Vegetables TestingDecember 15, 2016

Firmness of whole fruits/vegetables and extrusion properties of soft fruits, peas, beans, corn and processed fruit/vegetables are just a few …

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Texture Analysis gelsGels TestingDecember 15, 2016

Gels are widely used in the food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.

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How to Weigh Portable Tanks AccuratelyNovember 1, 2016

In order for a portable tank system to have high system accuracy, it must have a rigid foundation that does …

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Minebea Intec logoHygienic Design White PaperApril 24, 2018

In the food production industry, product contamination by microorganisms such as bacteria or fungi presents a potential and omnipotent risk. It is …

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expand seed businessFarm Desires to Expand Seed BusinessFebruary 23, 2016

The farm will use this scale to expand seed business. A new B-TEK Centurion Hybrid steel deck analog truck scale was …

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Enhancing Scale Performance for Multi-Component BatchingNovember 1, 2016

Batching systems, whether manual or automated, are everywhere. Compounding liquid solutions or blending powdered components into a final mixture is …

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weight controlDynamic Average Weight Control at DannonFebruary 26, 2016

Danone, also known as Dannon according to its U.S. subsidiary’s name, rethought its entire production process as it expected to …

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Nine Band BrewingNine Band Brewing Storage Tank InstalledFebruary 19, 2019

Recently we installed a new grain storage tank for Nine Band Brewing, a craft beer company based in Allen, at …

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fairbanks scales logoAn Innovative Solution White PaperJune 26, 2017

The cost for hand-harvesting operations has steadily increased over the years without regard to the
delivered-in price that growers receive. Growers …

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bakery industryBakery Industry TestingDecember 15, 2016

Ametek Test & Calibration Instruments has long supplied the baking industry with advanced testing solutions to ensure end-product quality on …

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cereal testingCereal TestingDecember 15, 2016

Firmness, hardness, crispiness, chewiness, flexural strength and shear are just a few of the test types that you can perform …

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livestock scaleClient Desires Livestock Scale with Pass-through Doors and Easy TransportNovember 2, 2016

B-TEK Scales fabricated a full size livestock scale, equipped with forklift channels for portability. Each door has a latch closure …

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snacks testingConfectionary and Snacks TestingDecember 15, 2016

Firmness, hardness, gumminess, fracturability, stickiness, springiness, flexural strength and tensile strength are just a few of the test types you …

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cosmeticsCosmetics TestingDecember 15, 2016

Lipstick bending and cutting force, penetration test, consistency and eye pencil breaking are just a few of the test …

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mushroomCW-90 Checkweighers are the First Step to Mushroom Production AutomationApril 5, 2016

Whitecrest Mushrooms Ltd. Farm in rural Putnam, Ontario, has one of the most high-tech mushroom plants in the world — with …

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Quality Control Testing dairyDairy TestingDecember 15, 2016

Consistency, gel strength, spreadability, tensile strength, extensibility, viscosity, creep, relaxation, cutting resistance, firmness and hardness of cheese, yoghurt, butter, sauces …

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fairbanks scales logoIP69K White PaperApril 17, 2017

What is IP69K? Is this a concern for me? If so, how can I be
protected?

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#1 Ametek DistributorIs Force Measurement Evolving into Materials Testing?November 1, 2016

In the past force measurement generally meant obtaining a peak load measurement on a product, part or material to verify …

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fairbanks scales logoLabelBank Not Just for the Food Industry White PaperJune 26, 2017

Tracking boxes, crates, and bags of product is important to most businesses. Nowhere is it more important than in the currency business. …

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ta1Scottish Agricultural College Uses the TA1 to Measure the Eating Quality of MeatNovember 2, 2016

To measure the eating quality of meat, the Scottish Agricultural College uses the TA1 texture analyzer from Lloyd Instruments. Uniformity and enhancement …

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seafoodSeafood Company in Houston Area Needs Reliable Scales and ProgrammingDecember 5, 2011

Seafood Company in Houston area had a bagging system with two Weightronix indicators that had custom programs in them. Scales …

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Robbie Jeremy LogoSelecting a Testing, Calibration or Measurement SupplierNovember 1, 2016

When selecting a supplier to fulfill your testing, calibration or measurement needs, you need to be sure that they can …

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Single Column Force Testers Offer Practical and Affordable Force Testing SolutionsNovember 1, 2016

Single column force testers today represent the largest single market segment of the force testing marketplace for a number of …

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Condec ComponentsThe Benefits of Buying LocalNovember 1, 2016

Businesses are turning to the Internet for a wide variety of purchases, including scales. Although convenient and sometimes less expensive, …

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hygienic designThe Importance of Hygienic DesignSeptember 25, 2018

In the food production industry, product contamination by microorganisms such as bacteria or fungi presents a potential and omnipotent risk. It is …

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The Solution to Weighing Mobile Tanks and Reactors – a Caster Load Cell SystemNovember 17, 2014

How do you weigh product accurately in a portable tank, vessel or reactor? With a specially designed  caster load cell!
Read …

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Automated Ticketing SystemsTime Flies at Tilcon, Thanks to the Automated Ticketing SystemsNovember 2, 2016

Tilcon owns and operates dozens of quarries, asphalt and recycling plants, water terminals, and highway construction divisions, in New York …

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Brewing TanksTracking and Dispensing Grain into Brewing TanksSeptember 6, 2018

A new microbrewery in the rapidly expanding Texas craft beer scene wanted a way to accurately track the amount of …

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grain dustTurning Grain Dust into Gold with Grain Dump ScalesNovember 2, 2016

Grain fields in eastern Illinois and Wisconsin stretch as far as the horizon in all directions. Towering clusters of bins …

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Rice Lake Scales help break World RecordsRice Lake Helps Break World Record for Shrimp Cocktail, Fruit Salad and Chocolate SculpturesApril 6, 2016

Guinness World Record: The Shrimp Capital
MAZATLÁN, MEXICO—Mazatlan prides itself on seafood, to say the least. The “Pearl of the Pacific,” …

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Conagra gravel pitReplacing Previous Scale in a Gravel Pit LocationNovember 2, 2016

The Customer – ConAgra Foods, Morrell, Ohio location
The Challenge -Replacing a previous scale in a gravel pit location.
The Solution – …

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apples superior productsRed is Delicious with Rice LakeNovember 2, 2016

A world-renowned fruit company uses Rice Lake scales throughout their production facilities to deliver superior products and business development.
There is …

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drum scale mobileMaking a Drum Scale Mobile with Attached Ramp for Easier Loading and UnloadingFebruary 23, 2016

The Clients – Warehouses, manufacturing facilities and all customers with portability needs
The Challenge – To make a drum scale mobile with …

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Measuring the Eating Quality of MeatNovember 1, 2016

Uniformity and enhancement of meat eating quality is seen as an important factor in the sustainability of the Scottish (and …

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fish testingMeat, Poultry and Fish TestingDecember 15, 2016

Toughness of cooked meat, firmness, cutting strength and rapid slice shear force are just a few of the test types …

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packaging testingPackaging TestingDecember 15, 2016

By combining the TA1 texture analyzer with our grips and fixtures for packaging testing you can perform tests such as …

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ricePasta, Rice and Noodles TestingDecember 15, 2016

The TA1 texture analyzer and NEXYGENPlus food texture applications software can assess product quality on a wide range of food …

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pet foodPet Food TestingDecember 15, 2016

Texture analyzers are routinely used for determining the hardness and consistency of various pet food products.

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medley-mushrooms Labeling SystemPTI-Compliant Labeling System Installed at Buona FoodsAugust 23, 2017

Like other produce companies (growers, re-packers, and distributors), Buona Foods needed to address the requirements associated with the Produce Traceability …

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fairbanks scales logoQuickSilver Bench Scale meets all demands of Gulf Coast supermarket chainJune 26, 2017

Along America’s Gulf Coast, from Gulf Shores, Ala., to Layfayette, La., you will find locations for regional supermarket chain, Rouses Food Market. From …

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GiannellaRaising the Dough at Giannella Modern Baking CompanyApril 5, 2016

John Imparato, the proud and colorful owner of Giannella Modern Baking Company in Paterson, New Jersey, has one of those …

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Outagamie CountyRattling the Acres of Outagamie County with Rice Lake’s Mobile Marketing UnitNovember 2, 2016

It can be quiet in Wisconsin’s farm country, with July’s mid-day sun forcing every living creature to shade and shelter, …

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