Slicing, cutting, and portioning equipment are vital components of many bakery and snack production environments. Producers are calling for a greater degree of flexibility, higher efficiency, and longer list of features than in the past, and equipment manufacturers are aiming to deliver.
New products seen on Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery in April 2023.
Snack and bakery manufacturers use process controls like analyzers and sensors to ensure that products meet the needed specifications for qualities like color, moisture, safety, and perhaps most importantly, taste and mouthfeel.
New products seen on Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery in March 2023.
Quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) is vital in the snack and bakery world. Checkweighers, scales, metal detectors, X-ray systems, and vision systems all help products land in consumers’ hands-free of defects.
New products seen on Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery in February 2023.
New products seen on Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery in January 2023.
Dough handling can be a dangerous, demanding job. Risks to worker safety, coupled with the increasing pressure to provide conserve costs while delivering quality, are making automation appealing, and efficiency necessary, when selecting bakery equipment. The following dough handling solutions offer balance worker safety with other necessities.
Robotics and automation are changing the snack and bakery production landscape by providing a more consistent product, improving workplace safety, and freeing up employees for other tasks. The technology allows bakeries to run production lines at faster speeds and with more accuracy than ever before while taking up less space.
The evolution of palletizing is linked to robotics. In fact, robotic palletizing of flexible bags in snack and bakery plants is a reliable way to handle variations in weight. Modern robotic palletizers also can be equipped with programmable HMI (human-machine interface) and end-of-arm-tooling (EOAT) that allow manufacturers to quickly switch between a variety of bag sizes, weights, and materials.