• New Food Safety Regulations: Preventative Controls Review Extended

    April 27, 2015, by Andy Hansbrough, P.E.

    Consumers expect safe food. The Feds expect a safe food supply chain-farm, processing, packaging, and distribution. As we all work to consistently meet consumer food safety expectations, the need to prevent and control food adulteration and/or contamination is present in every step of the supply chain. Our modern and globally expanding food and beverage processing and packaging industries have made and continue to make great strides in improving food safety by improving preventive, control, cleaning and sanitation methods.

  • 10 Approaches to Sanitary Design

    December 11, 2015, by Andy Hansbrough, P.E.

    The American Meat Institute generated a Fact Sheet related to Sanitary Equipment Design in 2008 which helps the OEM Machine builder to design sanitary solutions for the Food Processing and packaging market. Our blog post looks at the 10 sanitary design principles recommended by the AMI and how automation system design plays an important role.

  • Don't be Caught Breaking Motors with Water!

    December 09, 2016, by Emily Blanchard

    I have discovered several ways to break motors. Some of them have some really great stories and I'll try to get their witnesses to write them down.

  • Food Recall Hits Close to Home

    February 17, 2017, by Emily Blanchard

    On February 21st, a recall for a soft cheese was issued due to high amounts of Listeria monocytogenes. Virginia and Maryland have been investigating the products from the manufacturer, but the sad truth is there has been a death associated with this disease.

  • The Story of the Sphere

    April 28, 2017, by Emily Blanchard

    And at Kollmorgen we do that. But the reality is we have to think about inside the box. It’s our job to protect inside the box. Our OEMs need us to be ever conscious of inside the box so that the box works and is dependable.

  • Importance of Food Safety

    July 07, 2017, by Melanie Cavalieri

    “The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it.” U.S. Food and Drug Administration