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Making the Most of Automation for Food and Beverage Manufacturing

May 05, 2021
No two automation projects are the same. What makes a project unique? The size of the project, complexity of the operation, deployed technologies, or new installation at greenfield facility versus a modernization or expansion of an existing, brownfield site. Adding automation technology for food and beverage manufacturers, however, adds a different challenge and a different set of variables that are important to consider as you plan, implement, and leverage the new tools. At Bastian Solutions, one of our core values is to “keep growing,” and we do this by implementing Kaizen principles. One detail that is constant in all of these projects is learning how to do it better and keeping that in mind for new projects. Adding advanced technologies to a distribution or manufacturing operation can certainly create efficiencies. With food and beverage, I’ve found that there are four key focus areas that can help manufacturers truly make the most of automating their processes.

How the World's Largest Wine & Spirits Distribution Center Ships 25 Million Cases Each Year

August 20, 2019
After consolidating all the inventory and functions of its Florida facilities into a single location, Southern Glazer’s Lakeland, Florida facility is now the largest liquor spirits and wine distribution hub on the planet.

A Food Bank Supply Chain: The Logistics of Feeding the Hungry

November 13, 2018
Food banks from a supply chain perspective: how they receive, store, process, and distribute millions of pounds of food out to the community. Read: A Food Bank Supply Chain: The Logistics of Feeding the Hungry
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Don’t Let Wash-Down Conveyor Leave You Feeling Drowned

January 10, 2018
Often times, when people think of wash-down conveyor, stainless steel comes to mind. That's correct, but there are several key components to successful wash-down conveyor. They are complicated as long as you work with a trusted vendor. Read: Getting Started with Wash-Down Conveyor

If Julia Child Upped Her Throughput: Food Grade Conveyor 101

February 16, 2017
As standards of food manufacturing and distribution change with new mandates, food manufacturers and processors sometimes struggle to keep up. The regulations may require facilities to modify their existing material handling equipment for new, updated equipment that meets current standards. This article sheds light on which conveyor is best for conveying various food products. Read: Food Grade Conveyor 101

Keg Handling 101: 3 Options for Easy Moving

February 05, 2016
One of the most challenging and often times dangerous items to handle and store are beer and wine kegs. Not only are they awkward and heavy, but their round, oblong shape leads to very inefficient storage. Here are 3 helpful solutions for your keg handling needs. Read: Keg Handling 101: 3 Options for Easy Moving

7 Helpful Tips for Selecting Food Grade Conveyor

September 14, 2015
Conveyor systems are most critical in the food processing and manufacturing industry to reach high efficiency and profitability. The answer to which style of food grade conveyor can be a difficult decision. Conveyor technology is changing rapidly, and it’s always beneficial to study what is available in today's market before making a decision to settle on yesterday's offerings. Read: Selecting Food Grade Conveyor
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