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equipment & packaging
Integrated, easy and secure systems
Shick Esteve's next generation Automated Ingredient Management (AIM) system not only manages recipes, but it also uses data
to schedule production, track lots and report on ingredient accuracies. AIM resides on a flexible platform accessible on any webenabled device.
"AIM was designed for the specific purpose of a concise production management system that anyone can use," said Jason Stricker,
director of sales and marketing. The software also integrates with major Enterprise Resource Planning databases. By reducing operator
errors and tracing raw materials back to the source, AIM provides improved quality, consistency and operational efficiency.
"Data is quickly becoming the currency of the future and having the right data in your hands enables you to make decisions about
your processes," Mr. Stricker said. "The data that you are able to gather with AIM and with our Internet of Things software enables you
to make these decisions faster and with greater precision."
The software also offers different levels of secured access based on individual roles.
(816) 861-9782 * www.shickesteve.com
Half icer with efficient, sanitary design
The half icer from Topos Mondial is an inline "flip over" style system. It features
a stainless steel, sanitary design for quick and easy cleaning. The 2-piece machine
has both an icing conveyor and a mobile, heated and agitated icing tank underneath. The top conveyor section has an icing manifold under the first infeed conveyor section to create a puddle of icing for the product to convey through. Icing
that falls through the conveyor belts is funneled back to the mobile tank that has
a double-wall, electrically heated tank jacket that is thermostatically controlled.
(610) 970-2270 * www.toposmondial.com
Positive drive system for belts
Ashworth's PosiDrive Spiral offers positive engagement of both cage and belt
drives to ensure precise product orientation, eliminate jam-ups and streamline
packaging. The system reduces downtime and improves production efficiency. It
is an affordable solution for both new and existing spiral applications.
(800) 682-4594 * www.ashworth.com
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