The History of Project Management and Current PM as a Contract Manufacturer

The MultiSource Manufacturing LLC network operates as several facilities across the Midwest. Our manufacturing locations have a comprehensive range of capabilities, technologies, and skilled team members. MultiSource was founded in 1998 and expanded to include all our branches today. Thanks to our trusted collaborating locations, we are able to manufacture precision-based parts, components, and full assemblies for multiple industries, including medical device, semiconductor, aerospace, defense, food packaging, and more. From the prototyping to the finishing processes, we can complete any project, big or small, for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) worldwide. When it comes to managing the journey of these projects, our project management practices and teams are key for continued communication, direct results, and reliable quality. If you need a contract manufacturer for any parts, the MultiSource network has the attention to detail and customer care of a small shop with the machining and engineering capabilities of a global operation.

Project Management Systems

While it may seem like a broad concept historically, the development of the project management systems we utilize actually have direct roots in civil engineering and defense strategies.

History

Before the 1900s, engineering projects requiring specific project management approaches were done by individuals such as architects, master builders, and engineers. One of the oldest examples of a creative individual running his own project management systems is Vitruvius during the 1st century BCE. Vitruvius was an architect who created building principles that were largely adopted into all future Roman architecture.

Forefathers

After the turn of the 19th century, industrial growth required a more standardized approach to project management. Henry Gantt and Henri Fayol are both considered forefathers of the modern project management system. In 1910, Gantt created the Gantt chart, one of the first bar charts that outlines a project schedule while taking into account the interdependence of each building stage.

Henri Fayol

Henri Fayol developed a theory of business administration and scientific project management (sometimes called Fayolism). His theory included six kinds of project organization and categorized activities, including technical, commercial, financial, security, accounting, and managerial.

Project Management Practices

Project management practices progressed even further through both World Wars, and by the 1950s, it was recognized as its own discipline as management with the engineering model. Two main mathematical management systems were developed: the critical path method (CPM) and the program evaluation and review technique (PERT). By the 1970s, most automotive, defense, and other global industries were using standardized project management strategies.

Contract Manufacturer

Today, as a contract manufacturer for a wide range of industries, MultiSource utilizes highly optimized management systems that aim for overall success of part design, production, assembly, and integration. Our project management systems have been a foundation for our 40+ years of experience working as a contract manufacturer for OEMs worldwide.

To learn how our equipment can fit into your production line, contact Forpak at (612) 419-1948 or forpaksupport@multisourcemfg.com. You can also request more information online today or request a quote.

Forpak Videos Featuring Our Food Assembly Equipment in Action

The food processing industry is unique in the strict sanitation and hygiene requirements set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and other government and regulatory organizations. These regulations apply throughout every stage of the harvesting, processing, packing, storage, and distribution operations, including every step of the production line in industrial facilities. At Forpak, we design and build food assembly equipment that meets international requirements for safe-food packaging solutions. Our team of engineers, technicians, and other staff has over 30 years of experience in the automated packing equipment industry. Forpak equipment meets food safety standards for NSF 3A for meat and poultry, and Baking Industry Sanitation Standards Committee (BISSC) for bakery products.

Forpak manufactures intelligent designs for many packing operations such as laning, stacking, transferring, and more. We also work with clients in need of custom designs that can be integrated into unique facilities.

Food Assembly Euipment

With so many years working in the industry, we’ve created a broad range of designs for highly specialized and advanced food assembly equipment. To document the effectiveness of our equipment for clients and other interested parties, we have a diverse selection of video clips that capture our machines in action. These videos include the following:

Laning:

All our laning equipment can quickly and methodically sort products from a large jumble into neat paths that make packing more streamlined. Our video highlights include laning for two different waffle processing setups and a Melba toast packing facility.

Oscillating and splitting:

For products moving in a single stack down the production line, oscillators and splitters can quickly reduce the large groupings into systematic chutes. These videos, featuring waffles, pancakes, hamburger patties, and pizza crusts, show how quickly our machines can organize your line.

Reject systems:

We manufacture multiple kinds of reject systems, from vacuum rejection to conveyor retraction rejectors. Videos of automated reject systems for Melba toast, waffles, and hamburger patties show how production lines improve quality without needing to halt the machine.

Stacking:

In many packaging scenarios, food products need to be stacked in order to fit correctly into containers. Our automated stacking machines can sort and stack quickly without potential for human contamination in the process.

Diverting:

For single or stacked products, our diverters can control the path of food items moving on conveyors. To prevent overflow, traffic jams, and loss of quality products, diverters are a useful tool on a production line.

Conveying:

Conveyors are the foundation of any production line. Various formats, sizes, directions, and speeds of conveyors can fit into any kind of production facility. Without a reliable conveyor, movement in a facility is limited to human intervention.

Autotransfer:

In the food packaging process, autotransfers are key in organizing and sorting singular or stacked products. Transfers move items down the line in a precise system to prevent contamination or backup.

For more information about our videos and the food assembly equipment they capture in action, contact Forpak at (612) 419-1948 or forpaksupport@multisourcemfg.com. You can also request more information online today or request a quote to get started with us today.

The Importance of 3D Printing for the Future of Rapid Prototyping Services

At MultiSource Manufacturing LLC, we have a widespread network of several facilities that house a broad range of high-powered, precision-based machining, prototyping, and assembling tools and equipment. Our staff of engineers, technicians, project managers, and other important team members is highly skilled and capable of handling any production process in the industries we serve. Because we manufacture for such a large variety of industries, from aerospace and defense to semiconductors, it’s important for all our projects to start with a good foundation. A solid foundation for the project movement down the production line begins in the prototyping stages. We provide comprehensive prototyping services with computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software and computerized numerical control (CNC) technology, experienced engineering teams, and 3D (three-dimensional) printing systems. For the future of prototyping processes, especially for rapid prototyping, 3D printing/additive manufacturing may be one of the most important technological capabilities.

3D printing allows the process of prototyping, which historically relies on CAD/CAM or tooling systems to become faster and more straightforward.

What are rapid prototyping services?

Rapid prototyping using 3D printing as the method of fabrication essentially operates on a three-stage cycle. The first step is the digital prototype creation with our versatile engineering software. Next our team reviews the part, including diagnostics, testing, and other analyses. Finally, we adjust the prototype based on the data we collect in the review stage, refining and reiterating the part until it is perfect.

Rapid prototyping with 3D printing allows us to move through these cycles very quickly with minimal materials wasted, and lower energy and labor costs. That faster movement through the cycle means clients get results sooner, can provide their own direct feedback, and see reduced expenses overall.

Why use 3D printing?

In today’s industrial world, the term rapid prototyping is often synonymous with “3D printing” or “additive manufacturing.” That’s because without the capabilities 3D printers provide, rapid prototyping would not be possible. 3D printers are precise, they move quickly, and the polymer materials printed cure almost instantly. This means that 3D printing can get your protype from a digital format to a physical one in a matter of minutes. Wait times for other prototyping processes and the time it takes to reiterate through the same slow process are both eliminated with 3D printing.

Traditional wait times with other prototyping services can take months. Some more complex components may even take years for a final prototype design to be developed. With 3D printing, those wait times are slashed to weeks or even days.

Not only is 3D printing faster, but it’s also cost-effective when it comes to materials and other production costs. To learn more about our rapid prototyping services and the benefits they provide, contact MultiSource Manufacturing LLC at (952) 456-5500. You can also request more information or request a quote to get started with us today.

Temperature Control and Meeting Standards for Food Safety in an Industrial Environment

The global food industry is a massive system that brings foods from all around the world to millions of communities. Because the industry is an enormous network with complex supply, storage, and distribution chains, following international safety standards is critical for all aspects of the system. Food industry standards can vary from place to place, but the majority of rules are set through the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and others. In the United States, rigorous regulations are imposed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), US Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Different parts of the food industry also have their own organizations creating more specialized food safety standards unique to the operations of that specific setting. At Forpak, we design and build innovative food packaging systems for the bakery, meat, poultry, and pizza industries. Our equipment follows food safety guidelines and laws with the installation of several features and pieces of equipment.

Equipment that Integrates

All our equipment, from stackers to reject systems, is designed to integrate seamlessly into existing factory settings and production lines. To allow for full wash-down sanitation, our Rockwell Automation controls are protected from water exposure with NEMA 4X Watershed Enclosures, and our designs also eliminate the risk of harborage and bacterial growth with stainless steel surfaces.

Fabrication Process

With all our fabrication processes, Forpak meets multiple specialized food safety standards, including NSF 3A for meat and poultry, Baking Industry Sanitation Standards Committee (BISSC) for baking, and more. After our equipment is installed in client facilities, the next step in food processing safety comes with temperature control.

Temperature Control

Temperature control of an entire facility, a section of the production line, and the equipment itself is critical for refrigerated and frozen processing. Because Forpak equipment handles mostly frozen and refrigerated products, our customers’ facilities meet the required food safety parameters.

Danger zone:

For regulatory compliance, food processors need to operate outside of the “danger zone.” Bacteria, viruses, mold, and other foodborne illnesses are active and reproductive between a zone of 40ºF (4ºC) and 140ºF (60ºC). Because these pathogens can still be reproductive at a limited capacity in a slight range beyond those exact temperatures, food should be handled at a known safety point. For frozen goods, this means industrial processing lines should be kept at 0ºF (-18ºC) to -5ºF (-20ºC). Refrigerated goods can be processed at temperatures between 35ºF (2ºC) and 38ºF (3ºC). Pathogenic reactions aren’t necessarily completely eliminated at these safe temperatures, but they are halted until temperatures rise as food is thawed.

Common Foodborne Bacteria

Common foodborne bacteria and other microorganisms that can be controlled with regulated temperatures include:

  • Hyperthermophiles: minimum reproductive and survival temperatures of 176°F
  • Mesophiles: minimum reproductive and survival temperatures of 41–50°F
  • Psychrophiles: minimum reproductive and survival temperatures of 14–41°F
  • Psychrotrophs: minimum reproductive and survival temperatures of 32–41°F
  • Thermophiles: minimum reproductive and survival temperatures of 68–104°F

To learn more about how our equipment promotes food safety, call Forpak at (612) 419-1948 or email us at forpaksupport@multisourcemfg.com. You can also request more information online today or request a quote to get started with us today.

 

Entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution as a Multi-Strength Contract Manufacturer

In the past two hundred years, the world has moved through several social, cultural, political, and technological changes, including three industrial revolutions. The First Industrial Revolution occurred between the mid-1700s and mid-1800s with a transition into steam and water power. The Second Industrial Revolution occurred between the late 1800s and early 1900s, when railroads became widespread and electricity was introduced for many different applications. The Third Industrial Revolution began in the late 1980s with the burst of computer technology and the internet. In the last 20 years, we’ve been moving through the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which came about through the rapid growth in the expanse of internet connectivity, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and augmented realities. As a contract manufacturer building precision-based parts, components, and full assemblies, MultiSource Manufacturing LLC grows and advances with the industries we serve.

Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is the conceptualization of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Its core aspects emphasize the connectivity, automation, and rapid advancements in the technological capabilities of modern industry.

Contract Manufacturer

MultiSource works as a contract manufacturer for a broad range of industries that require extreme precision, highly reliable quality, and trusted materials, including the medical device, semiconductor, aerospace, and defense industries. We also work with our Forpak partners to build innovative automated food processing equipment that meets strict food safety standards.

All of the parts and assemblies we manufacture for these industries fit into the mold of Industry 4.0 through our prototyping, technology, and practices.

Prototyping:

MultiSource engineers practice reverse engineering based on proven specifications and geometries, but we also provide prototyping services using intelligent CAD systems, 3D printing, and CNC controls. Our prototyping strategies follow Industry 4.0’s core elements of information transparency, massive data collection, and computer support. Throughout the prototyping process, we have a fully open line of communication with all our clients.

Technology:

Our facilities have always hosted state-of-the-art technology and highly precise machining centers. Today, we have access to a wide range of technology across our six fabrication locations. Intelligent automation is another key component of Industry 4.0. Our multi-axis CNC machining centers, advanced software programs, computer technology, and other tools push our production floor into the future.

Practices:

Throughout our facilities, from the customer service desk to the clean room, our practices continue to support Industry 4.0’s value for communication and connectivity. We find projects run smoothly and yield the highest quality products with a network of communication across all our departments and at every stage of the production process.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution will change many parts of our world, but manufacturers and engineers will see some of the first new standards take place. To learn more about our work as a contract manufacturer, contact MultiSource Manufacturing LLC today at (952) 456-5500, request more information, or request a quote.

 

Forpak Technical Support and Extra Maintenance Services for Your Food Packaging Equipment

The global food industry has some of the most rigorous safety standards compared to most other types of production. Not only do these standards and regulations apply to the product, equipment, and factory practices, but also to the shipping, storage, distribution, and other business processes. Down to particulars like the shelf life of packaging materials, the food industry imposes requirements and sets standards meant to protect the consumer, the manufacturer, and the planet. While these regulations are strict, they are critical for a reliable, safe, and sustainable industry that can feed the world. A large part of the food industry that can make or break safety standards is the packaging process. Food products are harvested and distributed on a wide-scale global network for today’s cosmopolitan, internationalized consumers. Packing such a range of food items for shipping and storage in all kinds of climates is a challenge that packaging engineers and food processing facilities have met in many ways. With our own engineers and packing experts, Forpak works with facilities in the bakery, pizza, and meat industries to provide innovative solutions to the world’s food packaging equipment obstacles.

Forpak Food Packaging Equipment

Forpak food packaging equipment designs are unique systems for the full factory automation of several conveyor steps, including transfers, stacking, sorting, laning, reject systems, and more. We also work with clients to tailor custom designs that meet their facility needs. All our designs can be integrated seamlessly into existing production lines with limited downtime in customer schedules.

Installation and Maintenance

To make the installation and maintenance process as fast and reliable as possible, Forpak technicians provide complete technical support in addition to our new preventative maintenance benefits program.

Technical Support

Our technical support starts with the installation and start-up of your new equipment. Forpak equipment can be installed in any production line, but with our own technicians in the facilities with exactly the right tools, knowledge, and experience, your equipment can be quickly and perfectly integrated. Our service technicians will perform the installation and new equipment start-up process. We also offer Machine Operator Training for our equipment to any of your staff members.

Warranty

With ongoing technical support, Forpak customers will benefit from a 12-month parts warranty, spare parts packages, and 95% of all parts available for same-day shipping. Our tech staff is available for phone support during all business hours, but we also provide on-site support with certified Forpak technicians. We work with customers to schedule all the necessary upgrades, parts replacement, and preventative maintenance through our brand new support program.

Preventive Maintenance

Our preventative maintenance program is designed to support Forpak customers with comprehensive care. Customers benefit from discounts, personalized maintenance, and optimized scheduling, and they can also expect a significant increase in equipment longevity and a reduction of repair downtime.

To learn more about our preventative maintenance program and technical support for our food packaging equipment, contact Forpak by calling (612) 419-1948 or emailing forpaksupport@multisourcemfg.com. You can also request more information online or request a quote to get started with us today.

Coordinate-Measuring Machines for Quality Control in Contract Manufacturing

For all the industries we at Multisource Manufacturing LLC serve, precision is a necessary factor in our machining, tooling, and other fabrication processes. We operate a network of facilities with access to over 140 computer numerical control (CNC) machines, including machines with 3-axis and 5-axis indexed milling capabilities. Our team of more than 300 employees operates with seamless lean manufacturing practices for all projects, including the production of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts, components, and full assemblies. For all our precision contract manufacturing work, quality is critical. Our quality control practices take place in every stage of fabrication, from prototyping to packaging. In compliance with international standards and our own personal goals for excellence, we perform rigorous quality control processes, including simulation diagnostics, testing of working components in high-stress environments, precise geometric measurements with Zeiss coordinate-measuring machines (CMMs), and vision system analysis for first-class inspection.

Quality Control

Quality control diagnostics with CMMs and vision systems provide us with unique solutions for guaranteeing the geometric accuracy of precisely machined parts. For contract manufacturing, CMMs are key in automating important parts of the quality control process.

Function

Our CMMs are free-standing machines that use bridge-type coordinate measuring controlled through state-of-the-art software for fast and accurate geometric readings. Using a probe along the three XYZ dimensional axes, each with a sensor monitor, the CMM can measure exact coordinates on an object surface. A coordinate measurement is recorded and the process is repeated until the CMM can detect and relay the precise geometry of a part. The readings are translated through an intelligent software program that compares information against design specifications. We utilize CMM diagnostics for most parts, but it is especially useful in testing parts before and after they are assembled.

Accuracy

The main benefit of using a CMM for quality control is the extreme accuracy of its readings and the precision we can achieve thanks to those systems. Repeatability of a sensor probe, multiple axes, and the angling capabilities of the coordinate measurements allow our CMMs to read tolerances within 0.001mm (0.00005 in). We calibrate our CMMs before each new part is tested to ensure baseline conditions are standardized.

Coordinate Measuring Machine

The first CMMs were developed in the 1950s and worked only along two axes. Three axis CMMs entered the industrial world in the 1960s, and early computer control systems for CMMs were introduced in the 1970s. Since then, the use of CMMs for high precision parts spread throughout many different manufacturing industries. Modern CMMs, while highly accurate, powerful pieces of technology, are commonplace in many facilities.

To learn more about the role CMMs play in our quality control processes, or for more information about our contract manufacturing services, contact MultiSource Manufacturing LLC at (952) 456-5500. You can also request more information or request a quote to get started with us today.

Food Packaging Solutions Protect Workers

As computerized systems, software, and hardware technology continue to develop today, most industries have started to integrate more automation into production facilities. Robots and other automated systems are critical parts of even the smallest manufacturing or processing plant. Because of the increased use of automation, the way the human workforce operates has changed over the last ten to twenty years. Production line workers who previously spent their days performing repetitive manual duties can now dedicate their time and skills to higher-level projects. At Forpak, we support this change in the food industry with our innovative food packaging solutions. Our designs provide automated systems for conveyor belt packing lines, including sorting, laning, stacking, transfers, and rejection capabilities. We also provide custom designs engineered for specialized functions and facility spaces when needed.

Food Packaging Solutions

Not only do automated food packaging solutions eliminate the risk of human contamination, improve packing precision, save time, and support sanitation in a food handling facility, they also protect worker safety in a number of ways.

Protecting Workers

Removing workers from roles that can be accomplished faster and more accurately with automated technology protects workers from the following:

Injuries from repetitive motion:

The traditional factory assembly line requires a significant amount of repetitive motion. Workers often develop chronic injuries and conditions from those daily repetitions, such as carpal tunnel, tendonitis, and bursitis. Automated systems can perform those repetitive motions, preventing potential long-term injuries.

Back injuries:

Many factory jobs require workers to lift heavy materials, often over 50 lbs., frequently. While workers might adjust to these conditions and develop more ergonomic ways of moving heavy objects, back injuries are still the most common workplace injury in many industries. Automated systems can reduce or eliminate the need for workers to move heavy materials in a facility.

Injuries from fatigue:

With increased use of automation, workers have significantly fewer physically demanding jobs. The physical demand on workers prior to the integration of automated systems often led to fatigue-related injuries towards the end of a production shift. Automated systems help keep workers more alert and less exhausted throughout the day.

Exposure to hazardous conditions:

There are many kinds of facilities where hazardous or extreme conditions are required for production or are a result of the manufacturing process. In the food industry, workers can often be exposed to freezing temperatures and processing elements such as boiling water. Automated systems ensure less harm and safer workplace settings while maintaining better accuracy.

COVID-19:

Finally, automated systems have proven highly effective in protecting workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to automation, facilities can keep workers at a distance, which prevents the spread of the virus and allows for greater sanitation between shifts.

To learn more about our automated food packaging solutions, contact Forpak at (612) 419-1948 or forpaksupport@multisourcemfg.com. Request more information online or request a quote to get started with us today.

Aircraft Flight Instruments Made with Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing

Air travel and military air defense technology have advanced significantly since MultiSource Manufacturing LLC first entered the industry in 1968. Airplanes, jets, helicopters, rockets, space systems, and even drones are more capable and safer than ever before. While technology has changed in many ways over the last 40 years, there are also many components of aerospace engineering that have remained the same. While manufacturers have replaced older analog systems in favor of modern digital tech, many of the standard flight controls and instrumentation still follow the same principles and functions. In addition to the main functions of most flight deck instruments remaining the same over the years, the aerospace and defense industries still require some of the highest precision and reliable machining performance for all parts, components, and full assemblies. Today, MultiSource Manufacturing prototypes and fabricates a broad range of parts for the aerospace industry with multi-axis machining, Swiss turning machines, live tooling, and more. When it comes to aerospace and defense manufacturing, our engineers and technicians have decades of expertise.

Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing

There are many aspects of aerospace and defense manufacturing that have changed greatly over time, but the production of flight deck controls, sometimes called the “aviation six pack,” follows the same general shape and form. These six instruments, found in every aircraft, include:

  • Airspeed indicator (ASI)
  • Altimeter
  • Attitude indicator
  • Heading indicator
  • Turn coordinator
  • Vertical speed indicator

Oldest Types of Aviation Instruments

Of these six instruments, the airspeed indicator and the altimeter are some of the oldest types of aviation instruments, and they provide many important data points to the engineers, pilots, and flight deck in general.

Airspeed indicator (ASI):

The ASI measures several types of aircraft speed. Most often, four basic types of airspeed are measured. First, the indicated airspeed (IAS) shows a reading without consideration of atmospheric pressure, weather, and potential instrument errors. The ASI also reads the calibrated airspeed (CAS) that corrects for installation and instrument error, the true airspeed (TAS) that corrects for atmospheric changes with altitude, and the groundspeed (GS), which measures the actual speed of the aircraft over the ground.

 Altimeter:

Traditional altimeters measure the height of the aircraft above sea level, but there are several altimeter systems that provide more information adjusted for altitude factors. Most flight decks will include altimeters that read the indicated altitude, which is only accurate with the correct barometric pressure settings; the true altitude, which is the exact height above sea level; and the absolute altitude, which is the height above ground level. Modern aircraft will also use altimeters that read the pressure altitude, which shows the altitude reading calibrated to standard atmospheric levels, and the density altitude, which adjusts the pressure altitude reading for external temperature changes.

Original Six Pack

There are many other instruments that fill a flight deck and provide vital information, but those in the original six pack are some of the older tools still used in updated formats today.

To learn more about aerospace and defense manufacturing, contact MultiSource Manufacturing LLC at (952) 456-5500, request more information, or request a quote

The Importance of Reject Systems for Food Packaging Equipment Hygiene

Any industry that directly impacts the health and well-being of our global population requires strict regulations, guidelines, and standards for quality, consistency, and trustworthy practices. From the pharmaceutical industry to the food industry, ethical companies involved in the production, packaging, storage, and distribution of goods all strive to maintain reliable operations that protect sanitary, safe consumables. In the food industry, growing trends toward sustainability and reducing waste are intertwining with existing standards for hygiene and food safety. Supporting these trends means making changes in all food production facilities, including harvesting, processing, packing, and shipping. At Forpak, we design innovative solutions for food packaging equipment to meet industry needs for increased sanitation and sustainability. Our equipment provides intelligent systems for automated conveyors, transfers, laners, sorters, stackers, and reject systems. We also provide custom equipment designs and fabrication to meet specialized needs across the food industry.

Food Packaging Equipment

Making smart adjustments in all kinds of food packaging equipment can continually improve the way packing facilities meet sustainability and sanitation standards. In particular, our reject systems can significantly reduce inaccuracies that lead to food waste and improve hygiene on the production line.

Reject Module System

Forpak has designed a unique reject module system that can be quickly and easily installed onto existing belt systems. In fact, the Forpak Reject Module can be installed and removed without taking apart belting, which limits the need for maintenance and cleaning. It’s also a lightweight design and can extend the overall lifetime of sensors and belts with discrepant product removal and product diversion.

Less Food Waste

The automated reject system pinpoints products that don’t fit tight standards, using laser systems to measure dimensions and other discrepancies. With automated, continuous rejection for discrepant products and programmable product diversion on any production line, facilities will see superior sanitation and less food waste.

Sanitation

Our reject system increases sanitation with its full wash-down capabilities, thanks to NEMA 4X watershed control enclosures, stainless steel components, and anti-harborage designs. It also reduces the risk of contamination between products and limits packaging inaccuracies that can cause increased human exposure to food items. An ergonomic design with a flat belt path protects the smooth transition of discrepant goods, preventing broken particles of products from lingering until the next cleaning.

Time Saver

In addition to promoting sanitation, our reject systems save facilities time, energy, and material costs. Rejecting discrepant products or following diversion programs helps eliminate food waste at the consumer level.

To learn more about how our reject systems work and their ability to support industrial hygiene, food safety, and global sustainability in the food industry, contact Forpak at (612) 419-1948 or forpaksupport@multisourcemfg.com. You can also request more information online today or request a quote for our food packaging equipment design services.