Case Studies

Production efficiencies

Cheesemaker's automated packaging line increases throughput by nearly 10%

MDS Foods implements Ossid’s labor saving packaging solution to increase throughput, improve accuracy, and save time.
May 3, 2013

MDS Foods’ goals were to increase the production line’s capacity and profitability as well as give the company the capability to bring more product categories, predominately packaging smaller chunks of cheese, into its facility.

MDS Foods and Ossid collaborated on developing an automated system to replace the manual operation. 


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Green energy

Pearl Valley Cheese goes green with GEM Energy power system

May 1, 2013
Pearl Valley Cheese Co. is going green with an energy-saving power system that runs on cheese manufacturing waste water.
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FFS technology

Synerlink is a Chobani partner in the yogurt maker's new Idaho plant

In less than one year the engineering team delivered the first complete packaging production line to Chobani’s new yogurt plant in Idaho.
April 12, 2013

Synerlink engineered the complete form-fill-seal packaging lines in Chobani's new Twin Falls, Idaho, plant. The yogurt maker produces its Bite and Flip cups here.


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Stretch wrapper’s integrated scale provides EZ path to more efficient, lower cost shipping

Patent-pending EZ Weigh stretch wrapper uses turntable scale to save time, labor and BOL adjustments.
March 11, 2013
Louisville, KY, February 2013 – Rising fuel costs and related surcharges continue to increase trucking costs, so the last thing a shipping manager needs is additional fees for improperly reporting the weight of shipments. On top of that, strict adherence to truck arrival and loading schedules has shippers looking for ways to streamline shipment processing, while balancing the needs of producing safe, secure loads and keeping labor costs down.
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Techniques

PBI finds a fluid bed processing system works most efficiently

A new food granulizing line fits a restricted space with circular fluid bed processor
February 25, 2013

Agglomeration required a third process line but the opportunity meant more business. PBI had to solve the challenge of fitting a new line that includes equipment to moisturize, agglomerate and dry the material in a plant of 27,000 square feet.


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Ingredients

OSU study: Cows fed flaxseed produce more nutritious dairy products

February 1, 2013
OSU study shows that cows fed flaxseed produce more nutritious dairy products.
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Milk Authenticity – Organic vs. Non-organic

January 10, 2013
With increasing concerns over contaminants in milk, many consumers are switching to organic milk.
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End-of-line solutions

Arcil's Synerlink selects Adept Quattro robots

The Quattro robot’s end-of-arm tooling used to handle the yogurt cups is a proprietary gripping technology that conforms to the shape of the product to provide a strong vacuum path.
September 25, 2012

Used to gently stack cups of yogurts and other food products at very high speeds prior to multipacking or case packing, the flexible Quattro robots are easy to deploy and easy to maintain.


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IT infrastructure

Egyptian dairy and juice manufacturer and distributor increases business efficiencies through IBM Integrated Solutions

Juhayna Food Industries invests $1.15m to build a smarter IT infrastructure
August 9, 2012

Juhayna Food Industries is investing $ 1.15M into building a smarter computing infrastructure provided by IBM. As one of Egypt's largest dairy and fruit juice producers, Juhayna supports a distinguished list of clients through its 26 distribution centers in Egypt. The company's substantial growth plans require it to transform its business model to support current and future expansion plans. 


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Cow Water Reuse – Pasteurized Equivalent Water: AgriMark-Cabot

August 6, 2012
AgriMark, established in 1916, is a premier dairy farmer cooperative in north-eastern US. In 1992, they merged with the Cabot Creamery Cooperative. The AgriMark-Cabot dairy in Middlebury, Vermont, produces a variety of dairy products from the famous award-winning Cabot cheddar cheese to other popular products such as white cream and butter cream.
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