Processing

Pasteurizing, homogenizing, blending, filling and other processing steps for dairy foods.

ARTICLES

New pumps and valves technology for dairy processors

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Pumps from Meyer, Graco, PIAB USA, Ampco and much more!
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Taking their lumps

Nestlé, French researchers seek to smooth out lumps and bumps in beverages

How a water droplet spreads over a non-crystalline substrate strongly depends on the amount of water absorbed and on the softness of the substrate.
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Optimal dissolution of powders is critical for providing consumers with a smooth and appealing beverage that ensures adequate delivery and uptake of important nutrients. Successful dissolution of a powder is dependent on the physical and chemical nature of both the substrate and the solvent


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The Encompass filler system from Stonepak

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The Encompass system from Stonepak consists of a valve bag filler (or two), an ultrasonic sealer and a robotic bag applicator completely enclosed to contain dust within the enclosure.


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Flexicon introduces new vacuum receiver with a pneumatically actuated dump valve

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Flexicon has introduced a new vacuum receiver with a pneumatically actuated dump valve for dilute phase pneumatic conveying systems. Constructed of stainless steel, the vacuum receiver features a rugged, clamp-together design that facilitates rapid, tool-free disassembly for filter cleaning and maintenance.


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Green cheese

California cheesemaker Joseph Gallo Farms honored for sustainable dairy processing practices

An awards program honors dairy farms, businesses and collaborative partnerships that are committed to stewardship and sustainability.
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Joseph Gallo Farms uses energy-efficient equipment and cutting-edge technology in its cheese plant help to conserve energy and at least 2.9 billion gallons of water each year, in addition to accepting as much as 10 million gallons of stormwater and wastewater each day from local communities to use for irrigation.


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Globule warming

Why ice cream melts

By understanding melting characteristics, ice cream manufacturers can create products with the mouthfeel of full-fat products but without the calories.
By Richard Hartel and Maya Warren
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 By understanding why ice creams melt at different rates, dairy processors can create ice cream products, regardless of fat content, with particular melt and sensory properties. 


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Processing

Use sterile air to extend product shelf life

An air displacement technology creates and supports a clean environment inside the process equipment through the continuous delivery of purified air.
By Mikell Knights
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Purging airborne microbes like yeast and mold is not easy due to their size.


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Stinky cheese? Not anymore

Cheese plant resolves odor issues

BioAir's EcoBase synthetic media is specifically designed to provide uniform and optimized mass transfer of odorous compounds under a controlled microenvironment.
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A major Canadian dairy food processing plant recently found itself struggling with odor issues. The plant, which makes a wide range of cheese products for all of Canada, resides in a planned community; careful consideration was given regarding the balance between residential, industrial and commercial usages of the area. Problems with odor destabilized that balance, making local residents and businesses unhappy.  


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Smith Brothers Farms moves into a new milk processing plant

By Jim Carper
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 A milk processor moved from a 90-year-old operation into a newer facility in Kent, Wash. Smith Brothers Farms made the most of the space, designing process areas for efficiency, safety and future growth. 


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Software

Wonderware Historian online edition enables dairy processors to share more production and operations data

A multi-tier historian database architecture stores data from one or more Wonderware Historians around the plant onto a cloud-hosted instance.
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Invensys’cloud-hosted Wonderware Historian online edition enables dairy processors to safely share more production and operations data with their workers while lowering their IT burden. 


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EVENTS

Food Plant of the Future: Using Design to Increase Productivity and Drive Down Unit Costs

6/1/09
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Contact: Adam Thomas

On-Demand: The need for food and beverage processors to drive down unit costs never ends. How can new/retrofitted plants be designed to optimize productivity? What solutions will have the biggest influence on productivity?

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Food Plant of the Future: Building Realistic Sustainability into Food and Beverage Plants

9/1/09
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Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand: Using cost-effective design solutions, food and beverage processing facilities can meet the rigorous performance demands required in a processing and production environment and, at the same time, focus on sustainability.

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Food Plant of the Future: Anticipating the Next Generation

9/29/11
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Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand: Exclusively for thought-leaders in food and beverage processing facility management, Food Plant of the Future webinars are presented by Hixson, a leading design and engineering firm of food processing facilities in North America.
 

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DOCUMENTS AND FILES

Immunel

November 10, 2011
Find out the current state of knowledge regarding Immunel, a proprietary extract from colostral whey.

Bulk Liquid, Food Transport Solutions

November 10, 2011
AsepTrans is a leading provider of aseptic tanks dedicated to food grade products.

ATS Engineering

November 10, 2011
ln today's growing global demand and market for packaged foods, A.T.S. Engineering, Inc. has emerged as a manufacturer of precision packaging equipment for the food industry.

Cooling Tunnel

November 10, 2011
Airinotec offers customized solutions and energy-efficient technologies.

Precisa Optimized Texture Solutions

November 10, 2011
Achieve the perfect texture faster with this new solution from National Starch Food Innovation.

Vector Conveyor Systems

November 10, 2011
Realize the full potential of your Phantom metal detector with an in-line Vector Conveyor from Fortress Technology. 

Delkor Debuts Innovations for International Dairy Show

November 10, 2011
Delkor will showcase new retail- and shelf-ready packaging at the International Dairy Show.  

Sterling Technology Discusses Tegricel

November 10, 2011
Tegricel is a proprietary extract from colostral whey (bovine). This white paper describes the current state of knowledge, involving specific biological mechanisms of action, proof of concept in animal studies and clinical data in humans. 

Creatively Kosher

November 10, 2011
Increased consumer interest in kosher foods drives suppliers to scale up production of specialty ingredients, such as beef gelatin, an ingredient long sought by product developers.

What is Anaerobic Treatment?

November 10, 2011
ADI Systems offers a wide range of wastewater treatment systems, including bench- and pilot-scale testing, custom-designed solutions and proprietary and patented technologies for anaerobic and aerobic biological waste treatment. 

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

Agropur, Natrel Division USA, St. Paul, Minn.

 At its Natrel Division plant in St. Paul, Minn, Agropur makes rBST-free white and flavored milk, heavy whipping cream, half n half, buttermilk, organic milk, nutritional drinks and shakes and sport drinks. Nondairy beverages (soy, rice, coconut, and almond) coffee creamers, broth and sauces. 

BehindtheScenes

This photo gallery contains additional, unpublished photos of dairy processing facilities featured in Dairy Foods magazine. To view more Behind the Scenes galleries go to our archives page!

9/23/14 2:00 pm EDT

Milk/Flavored Milk and Non-Dairy Beverages: Opportunities in the Beverage Segment

This free webinar will cover methods and ingredients available to increase protein levels, processing issues related to high-protein beverages, future ingredients and opportunities for protein fortification, adding value to milk and beverages, niche markets for high-protein milk and beverages and case studies of Core Power and Fairlife.

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