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A forgiving bagger can have a wide
range of tolerances specified for the
bag. The tighter those tolerances
the less room there is for error.
we can sequence them so we're streaming the product,"
said Thomas Davis, sales manager, Weighpack. "We're
streaming the product, so you don't get any clumps, and
that helps with your speed." The company also offers a
camera as a standard feature to help the operator monitor product flow.
Heat sealing can also be a place where the line slows
down. Sealstrip gets around this by not using heat to apply the seal but pressure sensitive adhesives instead. The
applicators are retrofitted to existing wrappers or baggers and can run at various line speeds.
Keep in mind that faster does not equal better.
Sometimes, the bakery may need to add another line
instead of speeding things up. "Think of this as your
vehicle for driving down the road," Mr. Lindsey said.
"If you're running 100 mph, you'll get there faster,
but your car won't last as long as if you were running 60 mph." By adding equipment and running
at a slower pace, bakers can extend the life of the
equipment while maintaining or increasing output
at the same time.
Changeovers can also be an interruption in production flow, which AMF Bakery Systems gets
around with its automated recipe management settings. These enable more efficient changeovers from
one product's parameters to the next. For mechanical
changes, adjustment devices are easily accessible on
the operator side of the equipment. Scales printed on
those devices provide operators quick references. On
top of that accessibility, the company has also reduced
the number of mechanical parts and components to increase throughput.
"Since time is required to change equipment settings
Stack for Success
wafﬂes | pancakes | ﬂat buns | ﬂat breads | cookies | pizza crusts, etc.
· Reduce Labor
· Hygienic and Sanitary Design
· Increase Throughput
· Multiple lanes
· Independent Lane Count
· Paper and Card Board
Interleaving (Pizza Crust)
· Allen-Bradley Controls
at a rate of
per lane, is
ideal for large
pita bread and
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