Case Studies

Case studies about dairy processors using equipment and ingredients.

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Cheese bored? Hardly

Gourmet cheese distributor uses new packaging for its innovative sampler product

Arthur Schuman figured a novel product design and unique packaging format could transform the everyday consumer into a “cheese connoisseur.”
July 2, 2014

Arthur Schuman sells block and pre-packaged cheeses at high-end retailers and club stores. The distributor also saw an opportunity to create a cheese product that could be marketed as both high-end and convenient. But it needed to find the right packaging.


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Productivity

Cloverland Farms Dairy lowers costs, expand sales with new fillers

The transition to the three new filling lines took place one weekend a month over a three-month period.
May 5, 2014

Cloverland Farms Dairy of Baltimore replaced four aging milk filling lines with three state-of-the-art lines. It has made the dairy more productive.


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AK Gida Relies on OYSTAR Hassia

March 5, 2014

The dairy producer AK Gida, a subsidiary of Turkey’s largest food group, Ülker, is increasing its cream cheese production capacities.


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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.
January 23, 2014

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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Cream-O-Land Dairy Pushes the Limits of Direct Store Delivery Technology with Numeric Computer Systems

December 5, 2013

Cream-O-Land Dairy utilizes Numeric Computer Systems’ eRMS Route Accounting software for electronic data exchange (EDI), to manage and process orders, report truck and driver inventories and more. The robust order-to-cash accounting and inventory management software solution allows the dairy to streamline operations across multiple lines-of-business, distribution centers and the entire supply chain.


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ArchestrA System Platform improves the Production Monitoring and Control System at Woodlands Dairy

December 4, 2013

Humansdorp, South Africa — In these complex times, the supply of primary foodstuffs such as dairy products is subject to increasingly close scrutiny. To stay in business profitably in the dairy industry means the consistent provision of quality products and unswerving compliance with ISO standards. Humansdorp’s Woodlands Dairy is well up to the challenge.


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New plant supervisor is “The Big Cheese” after accelerating tank turnaround times by enhancing CIP

November 13, 2013

Ideal for all dairy tank and vat sizes and applications, the Alfa Laval Sani-SB rotary spray tank cleaning devices are all fully 3-A compliant and provide a faster, more efficient clean than standard CIP processes. 


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Plains Dairy Shifts to Numeric Computer Systems State-of-the-Art DSD/Route Accounting Solutions

November 12, 2013

Nestled in the heart of Amarillo, Texas, sits a state-of-the-art dairy processing facility known as Plains Dairy. From its humble beginnings – run by a single owner and supported by only 70 cows – to operating today as a subsidiary of Affiliated Foods, Plains Dairy supplies hundreds of thousands of gallons of milk each day to customers in West Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas and Arizona. The dairy’s product line also includes brewed Red Diamond tea, Tampico punch, Culligan water and fruit drinks.


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Partial demineralization and concentration of whey permeate by nanofiltration

October 22, 2013

DOW was invited to participate in a competitive field trial comparing five Dairy nanofiltration elements available on the market. The purpose was to determine which elements provide the best overall performance concentrating and demineralizing lactose over a period of 12 months. The results show that FILMTEC™ NF245 membrane consistently outperformed the other elements and maintained the highest lactose rejection and highest salt permeability. Additionally, FILMTEC NF245 had 16 percent higher permeate flow than the competition.


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Dairy processing

Delkor’s KwikCool unit accelerates chilling process for dairy products

The equipment cuts vents into shrink-wrapped bundles of cultured dairy products, allowing high-pressure refrigerated air to mix with the warm air emanating from the packaged product so the product cools quicker.
August 22, 2013

A new end-of-line piece of equipment developed by Delkor Systems shaves off as much as 30% of the time required for cultured dairy products to cool between packaging and shipping


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DOCUMENTS AND FILES

Partial demineralization and concentration of whey permeate by nanofiltration

October 22, 2013

DOW was invited to participate in a competitive field trial comparing five Dairy nanofiltration elements available on the market. The purpose was to determine which elements provide the best overall performance concentrating and demineralizing lactose over a period of 12 months. The results show that FILMTEC™ NF245 membrane consistently outperformed the other elements and maintained the highest lactose rejection and highest salt permeability. Additionally, FILMTEC NF245 had 16 percent higher permeate flow than the competition.

Dollars from Waste

November 14, 2011

Dion Label reduces its environmental impact and saves money by pelletizing its waste.

AstaREAL astaxanthin

November 14, 2011

Supported by a full spectrum of research, this is a powerful and well-substantiated antioxidant.

Keeping Food Containers Safe is an E-Z Task

November 14, 2011

When Huhtamaki Packaging entered a contract with a national yogurt producer, the yogurt company requested that every container be inspected by a metal detector before being shipped. So it purchased six E-Z Tec DSP metal detectors from Eriez.

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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. 

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Build a Better Cheese

On Demand Professor John A. Lucey of the University of Wisconsin, Madison will cover defects in cheese, improving yield with processing techniques to get the most from the ingredients you've paid for, the regulatory scene, and the future.

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