The food processing industry is facing huge challenges. Without the right processing equipment and tools, the cost of providing food for an industrial economy will continue to rise. The process of making food starts with the raw materials found in crops, livestock and lakes, and ends with sophisticated food processing plants that convert these raw materials into food products consumed on a massive scale. The equipment used to do all this ranges from a simple shovel, a complex inventory system, scales, to heat exchangers and metal separators for removing metals from streams of free falling food material. Having the right food processing equipment is the difference between food shortages and a reliable but cheap source of food.