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Technology Brings Creativity in Wafer Production

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The challenges in making wafers are multifaceted – aside from new product shapes, we are challenged with continuously increasing production standards. Technology solutions work to not only solve them all but also to enable unlimited wafer-creativity. Energy savings and enabling manufacturing facilities to go green are very much key for wafer producers, as they are in all fields of the… Read more »

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High IQ Baking Technology: Industry 4.0

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Robots, artificial intelligence, the cloud, algorithms, machines that talk to each other, perform complex analyses and provide highly specific alerts. Welcome to the world of Industry 4.0. Profits are maximized as a result of the accurate synchronization of several mechanisms. In baking facilities, this means optimizing productivity, achieving a maximum level of flexibility to be able to adapt to changing… Read more »

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Perfect dough mixing in any climate

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New technology that makes high-speed mixing possible in hot climates is being introduced on Tweedy™ mixing systems by Baker Perkins at IBA in Munich (15-20th September; Hall A6, Stand 321).  The Tweedy™ SuperCool mixer combines radically enhanced bowl cooling with advanced control technology to provide precise management of dough temperature in any climate. The technique features a re-designed cooling system… Read more »

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Unifiller unveils its newest piping bag station

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Unifiller Systems unveiled its newest portioning system, the Piping Bag Station, at this year’s IBA event. Using the Piping Bag Station, decorators can easily and hygienically trigger the filling of a piping bag. By connecting the pastry bag directly to the outlet of the machine and pushing down on the switch, operators can fill pastry bags in seconds with minimal… Read more »

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Food revolution: robots takes over

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The rate of growth is going at a rapid pace, for over 30 food businesses. As the use of robots allows them to turn to automation, during a showcase at OAL’s Food Manufacturing 2030 Conference. With a combination of inspirational speakers and demonstrations, OAL, the University of Lincoln and ABB educated food manufacturers on the use of robotics and automation… Read more »

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Food revolution: robots takes over

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The rate of growth is going at a rapid pace, for over 30 food businesses. As the use of robots allows them to turn to automation, during a showcase at OAL’s Food Manufacturing 2030 Conference. With a combination of inspirational speakers and demonstrations, OAL, the University of Lincoln and ABB educated food manufacturers on the use of robotics and automation… Read more »

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Tetra Pak Extrusion Wheel produces stick ice cream products with large inclusions at highest capacity

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Tetra Pak has launched an Extrusion Wheel that produces stick ice cream products with large-sized inclusions, such as whole nuts, real fruit segments, or cookie dough chunks at highest capacity on the market. The Tetra Pak® Extrusion Wheel, which can be added to existing lines, uses an innovative vertical rotating design that moves continuously at a synchronised speed to the… Read more »

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Product Innovation Is Fine-tuned at Depositing and Filling Workstations

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Consumers enjoy experimenting with ingredients, whether it’s green banana flour, pink chocolate-filled wafers, and blue algae cake toppings – some examples among Mintel’s ingredients to watch this year. This means manufacturers have to get creative with products, and rely on precise formulations, from maintaining free-from production lines, to automated processing. How does equipment for depositing and filling help with accurate… Read more »

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The importance of innovation

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Why innovate? Innovation helps to develop more effective products, processes and services, as well as generate new areas of business. There are many reasons why a business may want to innovate. External drivers include competition, lower costs, demand, economic forces, social change and demographics. Equally important are the internal drivers, which include improved product quality and improved profitability. In a… Read more »

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Four tips to consider when designing a bakery

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It’s extremely rare that a company’s initial dream for a new plant, even its initial schematic design, will be realized 100% as it was envisioned. That first conceptual drawing is often like hitting a golf ball off the tee box. “On a par 4, you’re not going to get a hole-in-one,” said Mike Pierce, president, The Austin Co. “You keep… Read more »

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