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Unifiller unveils its newest piping bag station

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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KHS presents new chunk dosing unit and compact systems at Anuga FoodTec

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At Anuga FoodTec in Cologne, Germany, the KHS Group will have compact and flexible systems specially designed for the beverage, food and dairy industries on display. KHS will be exhibiting its systems at booth A60/A68 in hall 8.1 at Anuga FoodTec. “Users gain many benefits when fillers can be combined with our Blomax stretch blow molder to form a compact… Read more »

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3D Printing Comes to the Baking Industry

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Three-dimensional printing for the pastry, cake decorating and baking industries has arrived. CSM Bakery Solutions and 3D Systems Corporation, the originator of 3D printing and solutions, have announced they have reached an agreement to collaborate in the development, sale and distribution of 3D printers, products and materials for the bakery and food industry. The global agreement allows the two industry… Read more »

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AMF acquires U.S. patent for oven chain management system

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The U.S. Patent Office awarded AMF Bakery Systems (AMF) a patent for the Guardian Oven Chain Management System. The system monitors several important conditions of the oven chain, extending the life of the chain while reducing lubrication costs for traveling tray, tunnel and continuous ovens. It can be applied to continuous final proofers, product coolers, conveyors or other bakery equipment… Read more »

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