Whether with robotics or conveyorized lines, bakeries and snack manufacturers continue to reduce the labor needed along lines through the addition of automation.

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Training to retain valuable skills

- Periodically revisiting training helps employees to better grasp the equipment that they operate.

Keeping ovens consistent

- Maintaining the heat balance in a tunnel oven requires critical control of the temperature, both linearly and laterally.

Focusing on oven fundamentals

- "Smart" ovens require smart operators who understand the thermodynamics of baking and adjust their product flow accordingly.

Setting ovens right

- Executing long-run operations correctly takes careful planning and precision tuning.

Ovens A battle for control

- Technical advances are helping bakers take more control of the baking process.
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