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system, reports and graphics can be tailored to those
teams' specific needs.

A world of possibilities

IoT systems not only
consolidate data, but
they also make it accessible on or beyond the
production floor.
Joshua Roper

dividual machines is the fact that it brings it all together.
"The 'I' stands for internet, but it's more about integration," said Michael Arp, senior automation and controls
specialist, Burns & McDonnell. "You're taking standalone machines and making them operate as a system.
There can be 10 different machines on a line, and we will
have all those integrated into an upper-level MES system
for monitoring."
This integration creates one complete data set for
production in its entirety, from raw materials delivery
to finished product leaving the warehouse. "We're seeing the clients really like the idea of having one cohesive
system from a data standpoint," Mr. Arp said. "It's huge
from a quality control standpoint to be able to trace lots
from beginning to end."
Not only can this information be collected into one
integrated data set, but it can also be accessed by different people in different departments and in different locations. The convenience cannot be overstated.
"In the past, the production line alarm has been
viewed from either a control office or the HMI on the
production floor by the equipment," Mr. Arp said. "If
you wanted to see what was going on, you would need to
stand at the line to see the problems. With an integrated
IoT solution, you can have this data available in other
locations and across departments and roles."
Even though teams may be accessing the same data,
they are using it for different reasons. With an IoT

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Collecting information isn't difficult. IoT systems gather
a wide range of data points that can address consistent
product quality, traceability, production efficiencies and
maintenance. Without a plan of how to use it, however,
bakers can drown in a sea of numbers.
"We can collect all this data, but it is important to
know how you want to use it," Mr. Arp explained.
Understanding how the data set will be used can help
determine what needs to be collected, the reports that
will be generated and who will have access.
Predictive maintenance is low-hanging fruit for IoT
systems. Sensors can monitor equipment for motor
loads, vibrations, wear and general performance. These
reports can alert the maintenance team to any potential
issues before failure happens. "Predictive maintenance
allows for the replacement of the component as part of a
planned downtime event versus dealing with the breakdown as an emergency," Mr. Watson said.
Besides downtime, IoT systems can improve production efficiencies by automating data collection, particularly those related to quality control. IoT systems measure and adjust parameters such as scaling weights, oven
temperatures and damper settings. They can measure
ingredient characteristics, moisture content, product
color and shape. "By using the right sensors, this data
can be monitored in real time, providing the ability to
measure the critical production and quality metrics and
course-correct or alert operators to a condition quickly,"
Mr. Watson explained.
In the time it takes an operator to do a quality check,
product could be lost before the equipment is corrected
to keep it in spec. IoT systems, on the other hand, can
continually monitor for quality parameters, track trends
and automatically adjust equipment as necessary to keep
product within target specifications.
Not only can IoT systems assist with improving production efficiencies, but bakeries can also use them to
track energy usage as well. "Many companies are trying
to reduce their carbon footprint and be more efficient in
how they use energy, so they're putting in different types
of sensors associated with utility systems," Mr. Arp said.
These sensors can measure compressed air, water and
electricity and help bakers see where they can improve
their energy use.
The wealth of capabilities that IoT systems deliver can be
overwhelming, and that's why, if bakers are working within
an existing facility, Mr. Watson suggested starting small.
"Sensors are relatively cheap, so select a few critical control points to monitor and begin collecting data," he said.


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Baking & Snack - December 2019
Contents
Contents
Editorial - Change and the art of embracing the inevitable
Newsfront - BBU commits to 100% sustainable packaging
Organizational changes underway at Kraft Heinz
General Mills using data for product development
Flowers launching portfolio review, strategic changes
Innova Market Insights names top trends for 2020
Clay Miller named president of Burford Corp.
Fred D. Pfening Co. names new president
In Memoriam
In Memoriam/In Brief/People
Operations Executive of the Year - MARSHALL’S LAW
From baker to inventor in one patent
The Bakery Cos. - FASTER Than the Speed of Change
Fruits & Nuts - OPEN INVITE
Pulses - Pulses 101
SANITATION STRATEGIES - Plan Ahead
Bun /Roll Tech - Individuality Among UNIFORMITY
When is the right time to purchase a separate artisan line?
Sheeting/Laminating - Jack of All Trades
Simplifying changeovers for sanitation and maintenance
Metal Detection / X-Ray - LOOKING Right Through It
Line Layout - BAKE Smarter
Packaging Innovations - Brave NEW WORLD
INDUSTRY IMAGES - Smart COOKIES
Meeting Preview: ASB - UPGRADE FOR A NEW DECADE
Meeting Preview: SNAXPO - On Your Marks
Events
Featured Innovation Center
Ingredients & Formulating
Equipment & Packaging
Patents
New on the Shelf
MARKETPLACE
AD INDEX
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - Editorial - Change and the art of embracing the inevitable
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - General Mills using data for product development
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - In Memoriam
Baking & Snack - December 2019 - In Memoriam/In Brief/People
Baking & Snack - December 2019 - Operations Executive of the Year - MARSHALL’S LAW
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - From baker to inventor in one patent
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - The Bakery Cos. - FASTER Than the Speed of Change
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - Fruits & Nuts - OPEN INVITE
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - Pulses - Pulses 101
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - SANITATION STRATEGIES - Plan Ahead
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - Bun /Roll Tech - Individuality Among UNIFORMITY
Baking & Snack - December 2019 - When is the right time to purchase a separate artisan line?
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - Sheeting/Laminating - Jack of All Trades
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - Simplifying changeovers for sanitation and maintenance
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - Metal Detection / X-Ray - LOOKING Right Through It
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - Line Layout - BAKE Smarter
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - Packaging Innovations - Brave NEW WORLD
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - INDUSTRY IMAGES - Smart COOKIES
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - Meeting Preview: ASB - UPGRADE FOR A NEW DECADE
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - Meeting Preview: SNAXPO - On Your Marks
Baking & Snack - December 2019 - Events
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Baking & Snack - December 2019 - Featured Innovation Center
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