Thinking About Automation in Food Manufacturing? Start Here!

Automation improves competitiveness in any industry, and the food manufacturing sector is no different. When you automate a food processing plant, you eliminate the scope of waste, improve efficiency, and expand profit margins. The resulting cost savings can be diverted to improving business processes and R&D. Additionally, food businesses that automate their production, packaging, and […]

Will Automation Replace Jobs in the Food Industry Over the Next Decade?

The food industry has always been defined by slim profit margins. In addition, much like other manufacturing industries, food processing has resisted the push to adopt more automation as a means to boost efficiency, improve productivity, save costs, and become more competitive within the market. However, the COVID-19 pandemic and employee wages have proved a […]

What is the ROI on Automation in Food Manufacturing?

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Making the switch to automation in your food manufacturing practices can feel like a daunting task. While there’s no doubt automation makes production more efficient, it can feel overwhelming to hit your ROI (return on investment) when adding expensive new equipment to your business. Here are a few of the major ways automation contributes to […]

3 Ways to Prevent Production Bottlenecks

Production bottlenecks are a type of congestion that form when a workload arrives too quickly for the production line to handle. While bottlenecks happen most frequently on the production line, they can also occur off of it – for instance, if trucks don’t arrive in time to move products out of the manufacturing facility to […]

The Clean Machine: Hygiene in Food Manufacturing

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Sanitation and hygiene is the foundation of good food manufacturing. Bacteria, allergies, cross-contamination – there are dozens of reasons to consider implementing good cleaning practices into your manufacturing. Some experts even recommend designing a solid sanitation plan before building a plant. The FDA has proposed guidelines around these processes under their Preventative Controls for Human […]

5 Steps for Risk Assessment in Manufacturing

Workplace accidents in manufacturing can grind production to a halt. Assembly lines are built around maximizing efficiency and delivering a high volume of quality products. To meet these goals, safety can be sidelined, leading to devastating legal consequences. This is why risk assessment in manufacturing is so important. OSHA has no mandates for specific machine […]

Nanobubbles: A New Frontier in Produce Manufacturing

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Providing our clients with the highest quality of automated machine tools requires investigating the newest and latest inventions. At Custom Cut Metals, we are constantly seeking innovations to cut costs and increase efficiency to make this a possibility. This is why we’ve directed our current research efforts into nanobubble technology as the next step in […]

Keeping Machine Automation for Fresh Cut Produce Affordable: A Case Study

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Automation is the future of manufacturing, but big price tags have kept small businesses from taking full advantage of this technology. This no longer may be the case with machine automation. For a larger company, an expensive piece of machinery might be a drop in the bucket, especially compared to the long-term savings that these […]

Lean Manufacturing: Streamlining Solutions Through Custom Equipment

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Is lean manufacturing the right methodology for your business? Depending on how long you’ve been in the manufacturing space, you’ve probably seen a lot of manufacturing buzzwords come and go. Six Sigma, for instance, may have had its heyday when employed at General Electric in 1995, but it has been criticized for its over-reliance on […]