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Food and Beverages | Friday, June 05, 2020
Robotics, new learning techniques, and technological advancements help save money and choose the right tools in the baking sector.
FREMONT, CA: Irrespective of new-product opportunities or the stick of regulatory and customer demands, the North American bakers are highly investing in production systems that deliver both greater flexibility and enhanced productivity.
Coextruded snacks and cereals epitomize the kinds of products that once were known to be exotic and now are attaining a growing spectacle. One excellent example of this is Lion cereal from Nestle. Produced in France and distributed throughout Europe, North America, and elsewhere, Lion has made it possible by twin-screw extruders that output a ceaseless rope that is then enrobed, cut and crimped into bite-sized dimensions.
Bakers' embrace of technology's ability to enhance plant performance and make work more satisfying has been somewhat moderate. An instance is the e-connect software solution suite from Mecatherm, a French OEM of integrated baking lines.
If bakers are skeptical about the remote machine monitoring, the same is not about adaptable equipment that can produce a broad range of products. An example is Baxter Manufacturing's VersaOven, a mixture of rotisserie and convection oven with an on-board CIP system that offers a hundred percent saturated steams.
The right bakery equipment can be a crucial factor for the quality of the final product, and the whole operation has mainly two reasons. First and foremost, products that are not adequately combined, processed, or baked are inconsistent, have limited shelf life, and enhance the waste. The second one is the cost and efficiency of tools that affect overall profits.
Another factor while considering the new piece of bakery equipment that will have a significant impact is the mixer. Not only is this the most crucial steps for a variety of products, but it has the highest and farthest-reaching impact. An efficient mixer will save costs for ingredients and labor, and it lays the foundation for the product as it moves through the rest of the make-up line.