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  • Designing Liquid Dosing Systems

    Liquid dosing systems are used in a wide variety of industries in applications, from food and beverage to pet food, industrial chemicals, pesticides, sanitation, and many more. To design the right liquid dosing systems for your needs, it’s helpful to understand the basic components of the system and how the liquids you’re working with interact…

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  • What is Hermetic Sealing?

    Hermetic sealing is the process of creating an airtight seal. Hermetic sealing can be done with plastics, epoxy resins, glass, metals, ceramics and more. There are many ways to create a hermetic seal, and even more applications. The specifics of what a hermetic seal is and what it’s for depends on the materials, applications, and…

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  • The History of Food Processing: How We Got to What We Eat

    Food processing includes a wide variety and range of activities that help to make food tasty, accessible, and safe. Humans have been trying to make food processing faster and more efficient for thousands of years. The long history of food processing has helped us sustain our quickly growing societies, and also given us more time…

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  • Automotive Sealing Components

    Problem: An eastern Michigan manufacturer of automotive sealing components and reinforcements was interested in finding a more accurate method to manufacture their products. Their process was entirely manual. Batching, weighing, and measuring was all being done completely by hand which amounted to waste due to human error, poor housekeeping, and high labor costs. The company approached…

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  • Integrated Pork Operation

    Industry: Animal Feed Customer: Integrated Pork Operation The Challenge A large integrated hog operation, decided to manufacture their own feed. Because of the record keeping and required precision they wanted an easy automatic way to introduce micro ingredients into their process. They had plans to automate the rest of the feed manufacturing plant, but the micro ingredients…

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  • Specialty Ingredient Manufacturer

    The Issue A chemical manufacturer heard about APEC’s Mistcoater, which had been used for many years for applying fats and flavorings to animal feed and pet food, and approached APEC about the possibility of using the same machine for their enzyme product. The customer had developed an enzyme that when added to animal feed, reduced…

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