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How plant automation impacts product, equipment, and packaging compliance

With FDA food safety requirements and inspections on the rise in response to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) deployment, the first question for most people involved in the food industry is: Who does this law affect?
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Seven tips for FSMA compliance in plant automation

Here's how automation can improve compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)...
How automation can minimize risk and enhance process control and consistency.
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Five ways integrated software can ensure food safety

Preventing food safety risk begins with a comprehensive approach that accounts for five key software capabilities: real-time operational intelligence; trending capabilities; rich analytics; electronic standard work practices; and powerful traceability.
One IT architecture for a food safety management system
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How integrated management software enhances audit readiness

How automated food quality/safety system helps the most efficient companies eliminate errors and increase efficiencies in the auditing process.
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Eight tips for selecting food safety compliance systems

Regulations — namely, the coming requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) — have spurred growth in the market for food safety and quality management software. Below are eight guidelines food and beverage manufacturers should consider when selecting a system.
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Cognex: Updated software

Software update expands tuning and test mode options for DataMan fixed-mount ID readers.
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Visual inspection of insulin vials at the Brazilian site in Montes Claros, Novo Nordisk. Source: Novo Nordisk.
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Novo Nordisk Brazil site implements software program

Company uses newest PAS-X version at one of their largest sites for 18 production lines and two lines for packaging.
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AmeriPak upgrades software to sync with CPG brands

AmeriPak has adopted production management software from Toronto-based Nulogy.
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Bosch Rexroth: Motion logic controller

The Rexroth MLC motion logic controller with Version 13 firmware from Bosch Rexroth comes with a safety PLC and open core interface, and features a new set of capabilities and function modules designed to make it faster and easier to implement in-demand automation tasks such as integrated safety, robotics functions, and new mobile apps tools.
The individually tailored balance between stocking on site and ordering via the E-Portal helped to improve planning procedures and also reduced the risk of downtime.

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Schwabe North America banks on stock optimization

Stock optimization analysis helps pharmaceutical company customize its spare parts handling process after relocating from Utah to Wisconsin.

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