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Introducing VersaFlex

mk North America, Inc. Introduces VersaFlex Conveyors

New versatile and flexible flat top chain conveyor system featuring a modular design

Bloomfield, Conn. – Leading conveyor system designer and manufacturer, mk North America, Inc. has announced the addition of a new conveyor, VersaFlex, to its product line-up. The new flat-top chain conveyor system is intended to meet complex design needs and will replace the SBF-P 2254 conveyor line.

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3 Trends Shaping Food Product Manufacturing in 2020

FOOD TRENDS CLEANMOVE 2020

Each New Year, industries across the globe predict what trends will emerge that change the course of how they do things. These insights serve as a focus to help both shift priorities and to best position businesses for success.

As we enter a new decade, and with major technological innovations already happening, it’s certainly an exciting time to be in food manufacturing. This industry is unique in that it must not only comply with stringent regulations, but it is also under pressure to constantly change and meet consumer demands.

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What Manufacturers Can Do To Thrive In 2020

During the first two quarters of 2019, the manufacturing sector as a whole saw notable growth; however, according to J.P. Morgan’s Global Manufacturing PMI Report, the global manufacturing sector declined in September, but began to stabilize soon after.

What was the cause of this dip? With the understanding that every industry is unique, Deloitte points to muted job growth and tariff fluctuations as key factors. While it is true that fewer employees were hired in 2019 than in 2018, it’s important to remember that more manpower isn’t always a necessity in every industry; on the contrary, to thrive, it’s better to focus on acquiring and retaining talent who can help improve efficiency and output.

To off-set the fluctuating costs of supply chain models, manufacturers should look to lean manufacturing, automation, and most importantly, the needs and wants of their customers.

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Benefits of Closed Sided Extruded Aluminum for Laboratories

Biomedical and pharmaceutical facilities are under pressure to maintain compliance in their workplaces while also increasing efficiency and maximizing output. Due to the potential for hazardous conditions, these facilities must work to maintain controlled, clean and fluid environments. To be set-up for success, they require workstations and equipment built with quality and safety in mind.

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mk North America's Sanitary Conveyors Aid In Food Safety Compliance

 

Few initiatives have been as critical to food safety awareness as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Signed into law by President Obama in 2011, the FSMA is a system of rules and regulations aimed at preventing contamination and recalls throughout the food industry.

Since its inception, national food recalls have dropped significantly. According to Pro Food World, a comparison of FSMA data with FDA recall data reveals that national food recalls have reached a five-year-low.

As impressive as this is, it’s important for food plants to keep this admirable safety momentum alive.

If you’re a food plant manager, you may be wondering: If we’re already in compliance, how can we improve our prevention methods even more?

By ensuring that you’re utilizing machines--like sanitary conveyors--that are designed to augment your existing food safety.

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