Innovation Stage Presentations


What distinguishes “run-of-the-mill” from “can’t keep it stocked?” How do you know what the “next big thing” is going to be? How can you maximize production efficiencies and grow market share in a crowded, competitive marketplace? Hear from SNAXPO18 exhibitors who are changing the game on the Innovation Stage. Located directly on the trade show floor, learn about breakthrough ideas, technologies and best practices to position your company as a leader in a dynamic industry. Tuesday, March 13
Urschel Laboratories, Inc. 11:00-11:30am Innovations in Slicing Equipment Urschel Laboratories, Inc. will introduce a new slicing concept-- the MicroAdjustable™ Slicing Head (SL-14). This 14-station cutting head offers nearly double the capacity of an 8-shoe head. The new design incorporates ideal, carefully crafted spacing of cutting stations to maximize slice engagement. The well-thought-out design carries through to every part and procedure and may limit use, reduce the need, or facilitate use of cut-protection gloves. Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions 1:30-2:00pm Mobile Technology Trends for Snack Operations Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions will provide insights into the latest mobile technologies for snack operations and an overview of recent Honeywell Offerings. Shifting user expectations, technology trends, and implementation considerations will also be discussed. Wednesday, March 14
FAM Stumabo USA 11:00-11:30am Next Evolution in Centrifugal Slicing Technology FAM Stumabo USA will present a groundbreaking, new cutting head and slicing machine, focusing on their latest Centris product line acclaimed by the biggest potato chip processors for its drastic improvements in the field of slicing quality, knife durability, reduced cutting head weight and ROI. Heat and Control, Inc. 12:45-1:15pm Innovations in Corn and Tortilla Processing Heat and Control, Inc. will share the latest innovations in corn and tortilla snack processing including a breakthrough corn masa making system that turns dry corn into fresh masa in mere minutes.  C.W. Brabender Instruments, Inc. 1:30-2:00pm Laboratory-Scale to Production Scale Twin-Screw Extrusion C.W. Brabender Instruments, Inc. will present best practices on laboratory and production twin-screw extrusion systems. Laboratory twin-screw extrusion provides unique advantages for evaluating new food ingredients on a smaller scale, and provides greater flexibility to learn the aspects of extruder variables.   If your company is interested in presenting on the Innovation Stage, please contact Liz Wells at .