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Energy Management Best Practices for Food Processors

In the food processing industry, energy is most concentrated in both the cooking and freezing processes. By integrating innovative—as well as common sense— energy management best practices into your food processing facility, you can reduce your energy costs by 3 to 10 percent annually. Plus, improving the energy optimization comes with an enticing byproduct: reduced waste and emissions, …

Ben Stewart

Oct 10, 2014

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7 Tips for an Energy Efficient Extrusion Process

Extrusion, a plastics manufacturing process that consumes a significant amount of energy, means many things in the plastics industry. It is both a final forming process as well as an intermediate stage for other techniques such as injection molding, blow molding and film blowing. To make an energy efficient extrusion process, the extrusion screw is …

Ben Stewart

Oct 10, 2014

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3 Opportunities for Improving Energy Efficiency in Food Processing

In the food processing industry, loss points can be found in many areas: time, energy, water, ingredients, packaging, scaling, scrap, and trash. In a food processing facility the proofer, oven, cooler and associated steam systems typically account for between 50 and 60 percent of the energy consumed, with the oven using the most energy. Improving energy …

Ben Stewart

Sep 10, 2014

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3 Ways to Increase Energy Efficiency in Injection Molding

In injection molding (a versatile process used to produce a wide variety of end products), 90 percent of the energy costs go toward electricity. This makes electricity costs—and the ability to reduce those costs—of prime importance. There are three processes that represent good areas of focus for increasing energy efficiency in injection molding: melting the polymer, …

Ben Stewart

Sep 10, 2014

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