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Divider diversity is in demand
Constantly changing market demands require a divider to handle a wide variety of products not only for today but also for the unforeseeable future.

Unwanted guests
An integrated pest management system isn’t the end of the story ... it’s only the beginning.

Mastering the juggling act
Cookie and cracker manufacturers strive to reduce waste, streamline production and simplify sanitation to provide quality finished products at reasonable prices.

Machining solutions for gluten-free cookies
Removing gluten from cookies requires some equipment adjustments.

Answering the call
Dialing into the sanitary design of equipment cuts long-term costs, protects companies’ brands and preserves the image of the baking and snack industries.

Calibrating load cells
Proper maintenance of load cells ensures proper scaling of ingredients.

First in flexibility
Turano Baking’s new production line in Bolingbrook, IL, features a number of technological firsts for the North American market.

Softwares the Solution
Software systems for material handling equipment improve traceability and reduce errors and waste.

Freezers that dont stop
Bakers looks for freezers with less downtime to increase throughput.

An ounce of prevention
It can provide a pound of cure when it comes to issues involving costly energy and environmental — or E&E — initiatives that can help bakers cut waste and save money.

Sealing in quality
If you want to improve your sustainability quotient — or get ready for the higher standards of FSMA — then take a look at recent advances in horizontal form/fill/seal technology.

The warm side of freezing
Bakers aim to the hit the proper temperature at just the right rate to get the most out of freezing or chilling bread and rolls.

Adding eyes to your flowwrapper
Vision systems add a layer of protection to packaging.

Outside air brings down chilling costs
New technology help bring down energy usage in refrigeration systems.

Keeping freezing clean
Meat industry standards make sanitation a high priority in freezing.

Todays equipment strives for clean and simple
Latest developments in bakery equipment focus on simplifying sanitation and adding flexibility so processors can quickly adapt to new product.

Process Expo offers university-style learning
Speakers from top academic institutions lead Process Expo U classes Nov. 3-6.

Design-build successful projects
How the design-build method promotes a team environment to get construction projects done faster and with fewer issues.

Striving for LEED Gold
Denver-based Mile Hi Bakery strives for excellence in sustainability

Heres how maintenance can cut waste
Remain profitable through preventive maintenance.

BEMA searches for collaborative solutions
Whether it’s supplier-to-supplier or supplier-to-baker, BEMA’s objective is to get everyone at the table.

Gaining flexibility with hybrids
Multi-mode ovens combine different heat transfer methods to benefit product structure, thickness and texture.

Sanitation importance on the rise
New hygienic designs court favor among those looking to purchase an oven.

Getting a good grip
Robotic stackers-unstackers keep pace with today’s faster lines, while automated storage and retrieval systems supply pans as needed.

Perfecting the baking process
Bakeries shopping for ovens at this fall’s Baking Expo will be pleasantly surprised by advances made during the past three years.