Articles by Neal Lorenzi

Improvements in scales for the baking industry

April 4, 2014

Bakers and snack manufacturers want hygienically designed scales that feature enhanced connectivity, data integration and wireless options among their top choices.


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Robots lend a helping hand

March 11, 2014

Marketplace trends are fueling the expansion of robotics in the baking and snack industries. While robots are primarily being used by bakers and snack manufacturer to package product, they have many other uses, thanks to machine vision and interface tools. 


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Stacking the deck on loaders, stackers

March 11, 2014

Automation boosts stacking and loading capabilities to facilitate packaging tasks, reduce labor and speed up production. Equipment must be flexible, in order run a variety of package sizes, shapes and materials.


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Product handling for shelf-ready retailing

February 12, 2014

More bakery products and snacks must be packaged to be shelf-ready for retailers, so product-handling equipment must offer flexibility for the changing marketplace. To meet this need, equipment manufacturers are developing more systems incorporating advanced robotics and sophisticated transport systems. Even plastic pallets are now multifunctional.


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Supply-chain logistics

January 10, 2014

It’s never easy moving product through the supply chain. The continued evolution of logistics software, however, is making it easier for bakers and snack manufacturers to more efficiently track and move their products.


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Heavy metal

January 10, 2014

Fail-safe metal-detection operation and data-logging functions are in demand today, as bakery and snack food producers look for increased performance, fewer false rejects, durability and protection from misuse.


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Keeping an eye on inspection/detection

November 11, 2013

In bakeries and snack plants, packaging operations are becoming more automated, sophisticated and complex due to new food-safety regulations. We uncover a few advances in metal detection and x-ray technology that are helping to facilitate these food producers’ inspection/detection processes.


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Packaging

Flexible form/fill/seal

November 11, 2013

Increased bag-format flexibility is one of many new capabilities in form/fill/seal (f/f/s) packaging systems. Versatility, high performance and high speeds go hand in hand with what manufacturers need, as does easier maintenance. But these days, equipment designed with sanitation in mind gets extra high marks.


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Driven to be competitive

September 16, 2013
For product to be purchased, it has to get to where it’s going.
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Snack packs, bread are in the bag

September 13, 2013
Sophisticated packaging materials now feature convenient formats, easy access, flexible pouches and smaller sizes, and encourage sustainability.
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