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High Pressure Processing Equipment

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Global High Pressure Processing Equipment Market is expected to grow from $278.32 million in 2016 to reach $635.48 million by 2023 with a CAGR of 12.5%. Growing demand for packaged foods, raising health awareness & changing life style habits, and increasing focus on food safety are some of the factors boosting the market growth. In addition, technological advancements in HPP equipment, encouraging government policies for food technologies are other factors fuelling the market growth. On the other hand, strict regulations on food products, higher initial investment are some of the restraints limiting the market growth.

By orientation type, horizontal HPP equipment segment is expected to witness a higher CAGR during the forecast period. The growth is attributed to its simple & faster operation for food processing. Fruits & Vegetables application segment is dominating the global market with higher market share. North America is anticipated to hold the largest share in global market due to technological advancements and growing demand from U.S. Asia Pacific is anticipated to be a fastest growing region due to increasing urbanization & raising demand for packaged food.

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Ensuring Food Safety and Sanitary Design in Food Manufacturing Facilities

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Food manufacturers face all of the usual challenges when designing a new facility or expanding an existing one: market uncertainty, return on investment hurdles, and capital constraints, to name a few. But in addition, food manufacturers must meet very high standards for food safety and sanitary design.

While it may seem that approaches to ensuring food safety and sanitary design would not change significantly over time, there are several recent factors impacting decision-makers. Consumers’ preferences for minimally processed foods with nontraditional savory and exotic ingredients influence facility and process design. Non-GMO, allergen-free, local, and other trends impact recipes and ingredient supply chains. After preparation and cooking, material flow paths, room separations, and HVAC must be carefully addressed to ensure no recontamination or adulteration is possible. Redundant dedicated processing equipment, restrictions on production schedules, and more complicated sanitation procedures may be required. It is now very common for food manufacturers to conclude that existing equipment cannot be adequately sanitized and must be replaced. Furthermore, after a certain point, the hurdles to ensuring food safety and implementing best practices in sanitary design are so great that a decision is made to retire a plant and build a new facility.

Sanitary Design: A Brief History
During the Reagan years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) stopped approving construction drawings. Sanitary design responsibilities shifted to owners and operators. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) cGMPs (current good manufacturing practices) were not as prescriptive or detailed as the USDA’s had been at that time. Kraft had the best standards for sanitary design of equipment and ran training courses for vendors and design firms. Buyers could specify “The Kraft Standards” as an option on many pieces of food processing equipment.

Around 2002–2004, the AMI (now the North American Meat Institute (NAMI)) led two task forces which built on the designs promoted by Kraft and expanded the discussion to bring in best practices from the leading manufacturing and plant design firms. Updated in 2014, the equipment checklists are available on the NAMI website. The facility design guidelines are available from consultants and design firms as well as from Commercial Food Sanitation. Building on these efforts, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), the American Institute of Baking (ABI International), and other groups adjusted the approaches for low-moisture, produce, dairy, nut processing, and other sectors.

Standards, checklists, guidance documents, and certifications are also promoted by other groups. 3A and Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) standards are well established for the dairy industry. And 3A, American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) develop standards for meat and poultry equipment. The European Hygienic Design Group (EHEDG) certifies equipment. ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is also active.

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Global Food Processing Machinery

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A number of factors will contribute to sales gains:

  • the transition from manual food processing to mechanical food processing in developing countries
    • replacement of older machinery in mature markets
    • government initiatives to support local food and beverage manufacturing industries
    • rising demand for processed foods
    • development of new foods and beverages that require new production methods and associated machinery

Key Findings in the Global Food Processing Machinery Study:

Developing Nations to Outperform Developed Markets
The fastest increases in food processing machinery demand are projected to occur in developing parts of the world. The Asia/Pacific region, Central and South America, and the Africa/Mideast region will all record above average market advances. Among developing areas, only Eastern Europe will post subpar demand gains, as ongoing political and economic instability in the region hampers foreign investment.
Central and South America will register the fastest sales growth of any region. In fact, Brazil is expected to record the most robust sales increases of any major national market through 2021. Following a strong contraction in food processing machinery demand brought upon by falling food and beverage manufacturing and investment activity and economic instability, sales gains in Brazil and other countries in the region will be fueled by a resurgence in investment spending as food and beverage suppliers expand capacity. The alleviation of pent-up replacement demand will also boost overall product sales.

China to Remain the Single Largest Market
Responsible for more than one-fifth of global demand, China is a critical market for many food processing machinery suppliers. Through 2021, the nation is forecast to account for more than one-third of total global demand increases in value terms as China continues to expand its processed food manufacturing capabilities.

Most Developed Nations to Record an Improvement in Equipment Sales Through 2021
Nearly all developed markets will post improved market performance through 2021 compared to the 2011-2016 period, when sales were sluggish or declined. An anticipated increase in food and beverage industry investment will stimulate equipment demand, especially since many food processors postponed replacing equipment when investment slowed or fell. The US will be a notable exception. The country posted particularly strong demand increases between 2011 and 2016 as heightened industry investment spurred equipment replacement spending. An expected moderation in investment growth will result in a similar deceleration in equipment sales gains.

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USDA grant to help Franklin County CDC improve food processing

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The Franklin County Community Development Corporation just received a half a million dollars from the USDA.

The 3 year grant will help the Franklin County CDC improve their food processing center and increase sales to institutions and retail markets.

The Franklin County Community Development Corporation is based in Greenfield. They work with food entrepreneurs and farmers, to help them create products for stores.

They’ll use some of the grant money to purchase a washer chiller and dryer conveyor belt, and a bag sealer, an equipment that’ll help increase efficiency at their western Massachusetts Food Processing Center.

“Everything that those pieces of equipment will do, are being done manually right now so this will help us able to double our capacity for the number of pounds of veggies we freeze in a day,” said Joanna Benoit, Food Business Development Specialist at the Franklin County CDC.

Benoit told 22News the new equipment will help them increase the amount of frozen vegetables they produce.

They will soon be able to place the frozen foods in their 2,800 square foot cold storage facility, that’s under construction.

They expect construction to complete in about 3 weeks

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Global Sheet Metal Fabrication Services Market 2022 Key Manufacturers, Suppliers, Traders, Elite Designs: Metcam Inc., Moreng Meta

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Qyresearchreports include new market research report Global Sheet Metal Fabrication Services Market Size, Status and Forecast 2022 to its huge collection of research reports.

This report on the Sheet Metal Fabrication Services has been compiled after conducting extensive primary and secondary research through seasoned hands. Primary research has covered a bulk of the efforts taken to prepare the report, including key discussions with several important opinion leaders and industry experts and significant data collected with the help of thorough interviews conducted. Secondary research, on the other hand, has covered studies of the most vital national and global databases, analyst presentations, investor presentations, press releases, annual reports, and company websites. With such in-depth research performed using cutting-edge techniques, interested parties have been anticipated to gain a comprehensive and definite understanding of the market.

Researchers authoring the publication have provided near-accurate estimations of the Sheet Metal Fabrication Services, along with those of key segmentations, for the forecast timeframe under discussion. The revenue generated by each segment, the potential of different markets within the global market, and various macro and micro environment factors have been presented in the publication. In terms of geography, the researchers have studied the adoption rate, awareness, and industry trends taking shape or about to show face in the key regions of the market. Market opportunities prevailing in different segments have also been identified and assessed by the researchers.

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Global Laser Cutting Machine Market (2017-2023): Increased Demand For Automation in Industrial Sector

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The global laser cutting machine market is expected to have a CAGR of 9% during the forecast period 2016-2023.

Laser cutting process offers many advantages over conventional cutting process such as faster operation as majority of the work is automated, flexible to use, fine and accurate cuts are obtained without any contamination and there is no deformation of the metal edge. Moreover, laser cutting technology requires less energy for metal cutting hence is consumes less power thus more cost effectiveness. The key factor driving the growth of global laser cutting machine market is the increased demand for automation in industrial sector.

Asia Pacific is the largest market for global laser cutting machine market in terms of market revenue share. The key factor contributing to the market growth in Asia Pacific is the increasing gross domestic product (GDP) and development of industrial sector in the developing countries of Asia Pacific such as India, China, and Japan etc. Moreover, the increasing investments in the automotive, industrial machinery, aerospace and defence industries in the Asia Pacific region is contributing significantly to the market growth. However, North America is expected to emerge as the fastest growing market due to the presence of powerful industrial sector. Moreover, the North America region accounted for significant market revenue share of 31% in 2015.

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Global Food Processing Equipment Market Analysis 2017 – Forecast to 2023

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The report contains up to date financial data derived from varied research sources to present unique and reliable analysis. Assessment of major trends with potential impact on the market during the next five years, including a deep dive analysis of market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, regional and country level analysis. The report provides a comprehensive outlook about the market share along with strategic recommendations based on the emerging segments.

This report analyzes the global markets for “Food Processing Equipment”. The market assessment is performed through standard and the tailored research methodology approach. The market overview offers in depth analysis at the regional and country level, for instance North America (U.S., Canada and Mexico), Europe (Germany, France, Italy, U.K. and Spain), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea and Rest of APAC) and Rest of the World (Middle East, Africa and Latin America).

Annual estimations and forecasts are provided from the year 2014 to 2023 for each given segment and sub segments. Market data derived from the authenticated and reliable sources is subjected to validation from the industry experts. The report also analyzes the market by discussing market dynamics such as drivers, constraints, opportunities, threats, challenges and other market trends.
Competitive landscaping provides the recent activities performed by the active players in the market. Activities such as product launch, agreements, joint ventures, partnerships, acquisitions and mergers, and other activities.

This report provides:
• Market Sizing estimations and forecasts across the given market segments
• Identifying market dynamics (Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges and Opportunities, )
• Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
• Regional and country level market analysis
• Competitive landscaping of major market players
• Company profiling covering the financials, recent activities and the future strategies

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Laser Cutting Machine 2017 Global Market Expected to Grow at CAGR of 8.04% and Forecast to 2021

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Laser cutting machines have high-power lasers that can cut a range of materials, from steel to plastics, with high levels of accuracy. The versatility of these machines allows manufacturers to develop complex geometric products. Thus, laser cutting machines offer an efficient and effective way for manufacturing parts and components for a wide range of industries, such as automotive, aerospace and defense, healthcare, electrical and electronics, textiles, and wood working.

The analysts forecast the global laser cutting machine market to grow at a CAGR of 8.04% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global laser cutting machine market for 2017-2021. The report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
• Americas
• APAC
• EMEA

The report, Global Laser Cutting Machine Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

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Laser blanking system enables mass production without dies

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Remarkable progress has been seen in lightweighting of automotive parts because of expanded use of high-tensile-strength steel and aluminum. However, most of the cost for lightweighted parts is the raw material—especially for press-blanked parts, where a large amount of material is wasted because of scrap produced during the cutting-out process from sheets or coil. Also, for press blanking, a die is required for each part—therefore, die manufacturing, die change, and die storage are inevitable.

Minimizing waste and die-related cost not only leads to part-cost reduction, but also reduced energy and CO2 produced during material production—a challenge for the automotive industry, which uses a large amount of materials. Honda’s solution was to develop a die-less Intelligent Laser Blanking System (ILBS) for mass production.

Aim of ILBS

Press blanking with a die is a process that has been widely used for mass production in the automotive industry. Contrary to its high productivity, the drawback of using a die is its expensive manufacturing cost and the need for long-term storage space. Also, material yield rate of the blanked part is not optimal because of the restrictions of tool edge design caused by minimum curvature.

By applying laser blanking to automotive sheet metal production, no die is required and press hardening could be avoided, leading to higher design freedom, lower cost, and higher formability, which are the advantages to conventional press blanking. However, laser blanking is mostly used in low-volume prototyping because of its overwhelmingly slow process speed compared to press blanking.
Increasing laser blanking process speed is essential to maximize its advantage over press blanking. Honda utilizes ILBS for mass production by developing three key technologies: high-speed laser cutting, a high-acceleration H-gantry system, and a continuous-feed conveying system

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Sheet Metal Fabrication Machines Market Production, consumption and Quality overview 2017 to 2022

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Global Sheet Metal Fabrication Machines Market Research Report 2017 to 2022 presents an in-depth assessment of the Sheet Metal Fabrication Machines including enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, standardization, regulatory landscape, deployment models, operator case studies, opportunities, future roadmap, value chain, ecosystem player profiles and strategies. The report also presents forecasts for Sheet Metal Fabrication Machines investments from 2017 till 2022.

This study answers several questions for stakeholders, primarily which market segments they should focus upon during the next five years to prioritize their efforts and investments. These stakeholders include Sheet Metal Fabrication Machines manufacturers such as Amada, TRUMPF, Dalian Machine Tool Group, DMG Mori, U.S. Industrial Machinery, Allied Machine & Engineering, Fair Friend Group, Doosan Infracore, FANUC, Haas Automation, Hardinge, Sandvik , etc.

Primary sources are mainly industry experts from core and related industries, and suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, service providers, and organizations related to all segments of the industry’s supply chain. The bottom-up approach was used to estimate the global market size of Sheet Metal Fabrication Machines based on end-use industry and region, in terms of value. With the data triangulation procedure and validation of data through primary interviews, the exact values of the overall parent market, and individual market sizes were determined and confirmed in this study.

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