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Case Study: From Pan Breads to Hearth
A longtime friend gets first dibs on Baldanza’s Bakery’s new ovens.
Multitasking in one oven
Oven technology offers the ability to bake different products at different temperatures at the same time.
Flexible Ovens
Bakers must ensure their ovens can switch products should the marketplace change.
Flexible Ovens
Bakers must ensure their ovens can switch products should the marketplace change.
Stronger pans improve automation
Structural ribs and bell gussets add strength to lighter pans.
Workhorses of the baking industry
Bakers can proof, bake and cool products all on the same rack when using a combination deck/rack oven.
Global food safety changes
Regulatory bodies around the world move toward preventive measures.
Global food safety changes
Regulatory bodies around the world move toward preventive measures.
Sliced, bagged and sealed
How to avoid bottlenecks at the end of the production line.
Slicing and applying
Bakers can look outside their own industry to find innovative solutions.
Slicing and applying
Bakers can look outside their own industry to find innovative solutions.
Bagging the best packaging system
Shelf life and flexibility considerations affect bagging system choices.
How to choose a closing system
Closures provide more than just freshness and containment.
Choosing the right slicer
Product characteristics and line flexibility needs dictate the choice of slicing equipment for baked foods.
Sigma styles for horizontal mixers
How single- and double-sigma agitators affect mixing.
Sigma styles for horizontal mixers
How single- and double-sigma agitators affect mixing.
Joe Stout: Keep it simple
A basic tool can make the difference between a sparkling food plant and one with sanitation problems.
A New Approach to Energy Efficiency
Is an alternative to heat recovery in the works?
A New Approach to Energy Efficiency
Is an alternative to heat recovery in the works?
Airing out snack production
Air expansion technology gives air-popped snacks a similar taste and texture to fried snacks.
Airing out snack production
Air expansion technology gives air-popped snacks a similar taste and texture to fried snacks.
Clean by design
Portable equipment makes for quick changeovers and streamlined sanitation.
Game-Changing Technologies
Delta robotics, vision and X-ray inspection systems can provide the most significant advances in automating cookie, cracker and snack packaging operations.
Game-Changing Technologies
Delta robotics, vision and X-ray inspection systems can provide the most significant advances in automating cookie, cracker and snack packaging operations.
Gentle Reductions for Artisan Dough
Highly flexible sheeting lines assist bakeries when dividing a wide variety of highly hydrated artisan bread doughs as well as conventional pan breads.