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Food Production Facilities

Improving Performance in Food Production Facilities

March 19, 2024

Food production facilities today have to maintain maximum efficiency while catering to the ever-growing needs of consumers for increased value and sustainability. Competition is fierce, and standards and regulations are strict. Under these circumstances, how can food production facilities optimize performance?  Waste Reduction in Food Production Facilities One key strategy to improve performance and keep …

Food Packaging Technology

New Developments in Food Packaging Technology

March 12, 2024

Food companies are always looking for ways to keep their products fresher for longer. Food packaging technology advances steadily in order to continue meeting and exceeding this need. Another important requirement is the need to lessen the food industry’s impact on the environment, which makes biodegradable and sustainable packaging options increasingly important. Let’s take a …

4 Solutions for Common Food Processing Challenges

March 05, 2024

Food processing facilities have the dual requirement of being fast and efficient, but also of operating at high standards of safety and hygiene. In trying to meet these needs, facility owners face a number of challenges. Unresolved problems in the food supply chain can lead to public health hazards and even put a facility out …

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HSI’s Focus on Reducing MTBF for Food Producers

November 10, 2023

Revolutionizing Food Processing with Innovative Solutions HS Innovations, Inc. (HSI) has been at the forefront of enhancing safety and efficiency in the food processing industry, with a particular focus on reducing the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of equipment. Initially a repair company, HSI, under CEO Trent Andersen, evolved into an innovation-driven firm. Our pioneering …

Vacuum pumps installed in a food processing plant

Vacuum Pumps should Suck, right?

March 01, 2020

Maybe you have an application for vacuum so you are planning on buying a vacuum pump, or you already have a vacuum pump in your facility. We at HS Innovations are here to provide some tips / tricks and general knowledge to help you get the most ‘suck for your buck’.   There are 3 main …

Concerned about foreign material in processed food? NOT with the TNT Tri-clamp Sanitary Gaskets

August 28, 2019

Many food meat processing companies spend a great deal of time and money to keep their products free of ANY foreign matter, including, but not limited to, organic material, wood, metal shavings, or any plastic material. Food processors use x-ray machines and metal detectors to check for foreign material, so it can be caught before …

How to Maintain a Sanitary Food Processing Facility

June 11, 2019

In order for meat processors to meet today’s high standards and growing demands, they need to operate a sanitary meat processing facility that meets or exceeds the USDA guidelines. Though the demand for fresh and unprocessed food has risen, processing plants still have to deal with risks of contamination due to unsanitary practices. Whether you …

Everything That The Modern Food Processing Plant Needs

April 15, 2019

Since, the development of modern food processing in the 19th and 20th centuries, many advancements have been made to make the entire process more affordable and safer by ensuring the microbiological safety of food through discoveries such as pasteurization. All over the world, packaged and canned food products have become a staple in households. Thus, …

wash down proof flow control valve

The Safest, Most Precisely Adjusted Pressure Compensated Hydraulic Flow Control on the Market

September 11, 2017

The HSI flow control is the safest flow control on the market, to the best of our knowledge.  Every other flow control cartridge or inline flow control has the adjusting stem threaded into the body from the outside.  There are various methods to retain the stem, and therein lies the problem.  From our experience, everyone …

Why do my pneumatic valves keep failing?

July 24, 2017

If you posed that question to me, I would equate it to the age old question “How high is up?” In other words, the question is too open-ended. There are so many varieties of hydraulic valves and so many ways of failures that there could be a book to show all of these valves and …

Do you want to keep your hydraulic system running forever with no down time?

July 11, 2017

I cannot begin to imagine how many downtime hours are attributed to hydraulic system or component failure, and yet almost all of this downtime is preventable by implementing just a few inexpensive ideas. You are in charge of the plant’s hydraulic systems, and you dread going to work every day because of this portion of …

Flow Control Angle

Not Your Usual Washdown Flow Controls

July 10, 2017

Flow controls are pretty basic little valves, but like everything else, they are only easy if you already understand how they work. In hydraulics, two general statements could be: 1. Control the flow (gpm, or gallons per minute) and you control the speed of your actuator. 2. Control the pressure (psi, or pounds per square …

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