Case Studies

Some new end-user experience crops up here each week; watch for innovative technology and ingredients, issues and other studies to appear in this section.


Akro-Mils Develops Multi-Load Tote for World’s Largest Goods-to-Person AS/RS

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Designing and building a 1-million-sq.-ft. warehouse is a daunting task. For a leading distributor of industrial goods, the stakes were high to deliver flawless order fulfillment for customers throughout the United States and internationally — this distributor planned to create the largest goods-to-person automated system in the world!

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The fresh-bread category probably captures the entire U.S. consumer base better than almost any other, since bread is both widely consumed and regular consumed.

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Golden Grove founder Lee Swinson, a peanut farmer in Eastern North Carolina, sells his Carolina/Virginia-style peanuts to wholesalers around the world.  While some peanuts are made into candy and some are roasted, packaged and sold to retailers, the majority of the 10,000 ton harvest is left raw and sold in bulk.

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Case Study: Manufacturer Saves Space, Improves Efficiency with Akro-Mils Bins

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A major manufacturer of construction and mining equipment looked for a solution to improve storage efficiency and inventory control within its 700,000-sq.-ft. master parts distribution center.

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Bühler Aeroglide Publishes Peanut Roasting Study With Industrial Parameters for Salmonella Reduction

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This industrially based peanut study provides practical information for processors that can be used as guidance for a 5-log reduction of salmonella.

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Yummy granola gets big boost

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Rani's NutraFoods, a  Michigan grab-and-go  food manufacturer, conquers new market  territory with a fresh packaging design, new  net weighing and filling equipment and help from the PACK EXPO International show.

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MAP Check 3 boosts efficiency at leading Scandinavian snack maker

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KiMs, one of Scandinavia’s leading snack food producers, continually strives for efficiency improvements.One of the first areas the company looked at was the quality-assurance testing on the modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) line at its factory in central Denmark. After doing so, it decided to invest in Dansensor’s new MAP Check 3 on-line gas analyzers on three of the plant’s MAP lines.

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General Mills leverages external partnerships

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General Mills leverages external partnerships to grow its convenience business through innovation

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Food Plant of the Future webinar looks at wastewater management trends and solutions

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Increasing costs from an aging infrastructure and growing demand, coupled with greater pollutant restrictions and other factors, are prompting food and beverage providers to examine their wastewater management strategies. “The Future of Wastewater Management,” the most recent Food Plant of the Future webinar sponsored by Hixson Architecture & Engineering and bnp publications, looks at a variety of strategies, technologies and processes for minimizing costs associated with water and wastewater.

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Heat recovery is a fuel-saving winner at Wyandot

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With four tortilla chip ovens operating for three shifts, five days a week, Wyandot Inc., a full-service snack food processor in Marion, Ohio, saw an opportunity to use the energy going out of its exhaust stacks.
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