MCLEAN, VA. – Attendees at this fall’s Process Expo trade show, held Nov. 2-5 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, will have the chance to see a meatball production line in action. This year’s production line demonstration will highlight equipment and technology from a number of Process Expo exhibitors. Process Expo has featured a production line demonstration at its trade show since 2017.

“This is the fourth production line that FPSA’s meat suppliers have organized for PROCESS EXPO,” said Bob Campbell, chairman of the Meat Industry Suppliers Alliance (MISA) and president and general manager at Marlen Inc. “Since being launched at the 2017 edition of the show, the Production Lines have been by far the trade show’s biggest draw aside from the exhibits as it provides our audience a chance to see how each component works in concert with the other pieces of the line for maximum efficiency and productivity. Furthermore, this is not just a passive demonstration. Each participating company has expert staff on hand to discuss their equipment and how it might fit into the attendee’s production or packaging plans.”

Exhibitors participating in the meatball production line demonstration include AmTrade Processing Solutions, Anritsu, Delkor Systems, Douglas Machines, EnSight Solutions, Handtmann, JBT, Multivac and Prospection Solutions.

In addition, the demonstration is being sponsored by RFW Construction Group, who will act as project manager for the line. Seaboard Foods will provide product for the demonstration.

“Our meat suppliers have taken the lead in the Production Line program over the last four years,” said David Seckman, president and chief executive officer of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA). “In fact, the live Production Line concept was the brainchild of one of the MISA members who saw the clear value that these lines would bring to food manufacturers who attend the show. Instead of the theoretical discussion we could have regarding a static exhibit, these lines are a much richer example of the practical applications these technologies have to offer.”

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