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See Lee Industries Innovations in Food Processing at Pack Expo International 2018

See Lee Industries Innovations in Food Processing at Pack Expo International 2018

Posted on October 10, 2018 in Events by Lee Industries

PACK EXPO International, to be held in Chicago beginning October 14, is the biggest packaging and processing event in the world. We’re always excited to be a part of Pack Expo. Lee Industries is committed to offering the best in custom processing vessel solutions and this is a perfect opportunity to show all we can do to help our customers improve worker and product safety, increase efficiency and reach new levels of productivity.

Remember Your Processing Kettles During Your Upcoming Plant Shutdown

Remember Your Processing Kettles During Your Upcoming Plant Shutdown

Posted on September 26, 2018 in Quality Assurance by John Weaver

Winter shutdowns are right around the corner. For manufacturers that depend on processing kettles and tanks, preparing for these crucial weeks becomes critically important, and not just because it’s an ideal time to take care of annual maintenance. Your winter shutdown can put your facility in a position to succeed next year—or leave you chasing maintenance issues that could have been addressed much earlier.

The Importance of a Clear Manufacturing Quote for Your New Processing Vessel

The Importance of a Clear Manufacturing Quote for Your New Processing Vessel

Posted on August 22, 2018 in Equipment Design by Bill Spicher

Obtaining a proposal for equipment you intend to use in your processing operation is a critical part of your purchase process. Here are three key benefits of a clear, easy-to-understand manufacturing equipment quote.

Three Questions You Should Ask Your Processing Equipment Manufacturer

Three Questions You Should Ask Your Processing Equipment Manufacturer

Posted on August 08, 2018 in Equipment Design by Timothy "TJ" Knob, Jr.

Preparing to buy a new piece of processing equipment can be a daunting process, but it doesn’t have to be. Knowing the right questions to ask before you buy can put you on the path to success.

Crucial Factors to Consider When Expanding Your Food Processing Operation

Crucial Factors to Consider When Expanding Your Food Processing Operation

Posted on July 18, 2018 in Equipment Design by Pat Coval

No matter the size of your current food processing operation, you may someday need to expand. If and when that day comes, you’ll have to address important questions regarding the expansion’s impact on your production.

Engineering Advancements That Make Cleaning and Maintaining Your Processing Equipment More Efficient

Engineering Advancements That Make Cleaning and Maintaining Your Processing Equipment More Efficient

Posted on June 27, 2018 in Quality Assurance by John Weaver

Cleaning and maintaining processing equipment is vital for production teams in the food, beverage, bio/pharma and chemical industries, but these processes can be costly and often take up enormous amounts of time. Learn how to optimize the efficiency of your operation in this latest blog article.

Three Ways Inclined Agitation Improves Operational Efficiency

Three Ways Inclined Agitation Improves Operational Efficiency

Posted on June 14, 2018 in Equipment Design by Bill Spicher

Choosing the right kettle design is a key part of your food processing operation. When it comes to optimizing your production, there are two clear alternatives in the mixing and agitation area: horizontal ribbon blenders and hemispherical kettles with inclined agitation.

Lee Industries Receives ISO Quality Management Systems Certification

Lee Industries Receives ISO Quality Management Systems Certification

Posted on May 30, 2018 in Quality Assurance by Lee Industries

Lee Industries recently received the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Certification, a marker of the company’s ongoing commitment to the highest international standards of quality.

Five Questions to Ask When Buying a Used Kettle

Five Questions to Ask When Buying a Used Kettle

Posted on May 15, 2018 in Equipment Design by Timothy "TJ" Knob, Jr.

Buying a used processing kettle can be a great option for expanding your operation or replacing older equipment. Used kettles and other vessels can often be available more quickly for lower prices than you’d see if you were buying new. But after weighing availability, price and basic design factors like shape, capacity and agitator type, there are other things you should weigh when deciding whether or not to buy a used kettle.

Use the 10X Rule to Guide Your Food Production Expansion

Use the 10X Rule to Guide Your Food Production Expansion

Posted on April 30, 2018 in Equipment Design by Pat Coval

Your food product is taking off and you need to increase your production capacity to keep up. If that is your situation, you may be asking a fundamental question to determine your processing equipment needs: how much capacity can I get from each processing kettle without affecting my product’s quality or consistency?

Lee Industries Explores Blending Options in Latest Production Guide

Lee Industries Explores Blending Options in Latest Production Guide

Posted on April 24, 2018 in Mixing Challenges by Lee Industries

The latest production guide from Lee Industries explores the differences in the two predominant mixer styles in food production – inclined agitation kettles and horizontal ribbon blenders.

How to Improve Food Safety in Your Plant Operations

How to Improve Food Safety in Your Plant Operations

Posted on March 29, 2018 in Safety by Bill Spicher

Assuring that your product will always be sanitary and free of contaminants is a critical food processing goal. So, when you are planning the design and configuration of your next kettle purchase, it is important to keep food safety in mind.

How to Improve Operator Safety in Your Food Processing Operations

How to Improve Operator Safety in Your Food Processing Operations

Posted on March 21, 2018 in Safety by Timothy "TJ" Knob, Jr.

During food processing, the safety of your production team is key. This article features key safety issues to consider in your food processing operation.