Food and Beverage processors experience pressure from many directions in their quest to remain profitable. The processing window is frequently tied to the harvest schedule and is accordingly unpredictable and inflexible. Unplanned downtime is unacceptable. System failures typically involve a lot of wasted product, which can easily turn a run from profitable to unprofitable. Add this to concerns about food safety, personnel (and their safety), variable raw product characteristics and finished quality requirements. Food and Beverage manufacturers have a lot to keep them up at night.