Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 65

EQUIPMENT
HFFS & Robotics

ARMEDAND READY

With the right strategy, combining automated packaging systems with
robotic technology benefits people, process and finished product.
by Joanie Spencer
In the age of technology, robots are often seen as the
end-all solution. And they're gaining even more prominence during the pandemic when social distancing and a
limited workforce create specific challenges in the packaging area of a bakery plant. That said, it's important for
bakers to think first before jumping into the investment.
Robots are innovative tools for automation, but having
them for the sake of the novelty is counterproductive.
Incorporating robotics with horizontal form/fill/seal
(HFFS) equipment can make a big difference for flexibility and worker relief, as long as the baker goes into it
armed with the right information and strategy.
"Cavanna's approach is that robots are a very good
tool to have in the tool bag but not one to use for every application," said Bill Kehrli, vice president, sales and
marketing, Cavanna Packaging USA. "When we partner
with a bakery or snack company, we need to understand
what their pain points are and how we can define flexibility and adaptability."
In the past decade, robotic technology was mostly
used for secondary packaging. But the increased need
for automation and flexibility is opening opportunities

for robots to streamline the HFFS process as well as address not only shifting consumer demands but also new
and very specific worker concerns. With new concerns
over food safety and people safety, robotics in HFFS are
the logical next step in the evolution of automation.

Robots with gentle
handling can guide
delicate products
into the infeed of
HFFS equipment.
Formost Fuji

Consumer concerns create change
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought
sweeping changes to every facet of American life, and
how consumers view the safety of their food is no exception. This has meant serious implications for how baked
foods and snacks are packaged.
"In the wake of widespread single-portion consumption, flexible production has become the bakery and snack
industries' new normal," said Kelly Meer, product manager, Syntegon Technology. "Individual portion packs offer
hygienic packaging at the sales point and are convenient
for consumers. From a production standpoint, they can
be challenging since they often create a bottleneck within
the feeder; manufacturers have to pick and place the items
into the flowwrapper while ensuring product quality."
This is where robotics come into play for HFFS packaging.

www.bakingbusiness.com / October 2020 Baking & Snack 65


http://www.bakingbusiness.com

Baking & Snack - October 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Baking & Snack - October 2020

Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 1
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 1
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 2
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 3
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 4
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 5
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 6
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 7
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 8
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 9
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 10
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 11
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 12
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 13
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 14
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 15
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 16
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 17
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 18
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 19
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 20
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 21
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 22
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 23
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 24
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 25
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 26
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 27
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 28
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 29
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 30
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 31
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 32
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 33
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 34
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 35
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 36
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 37
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 38
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 39
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 40
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 41
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 42
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 43
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 44
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 45
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 46
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 47
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 48
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 49
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 50
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 51
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 52
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 53
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 54
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 55
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 56
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 57
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 58
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 59
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 60
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 61
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 62
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 63
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 64
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 65
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 66
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 67
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 68
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 69
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 70
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 71
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 72
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 73
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 74
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 75
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 76
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 77
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 78
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 79
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 80
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 81
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 82
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 83
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 84
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 85
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 86
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 87
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 88
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 89
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 90
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 91
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 92
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 93
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 94
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 95
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 96
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 97
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 98
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 99
Baking & Snack - October 2020 - 100
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_10_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_09_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_08_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_07_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_06_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_05_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_04_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_03_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2020_02_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_12_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_11_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_10_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_09_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_08_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_07_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_06_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_05_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_04_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_03_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2019_02_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_12_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_11_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_10_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_09_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_08_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_07_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_06_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_05_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_04_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2018_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2018_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2017_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2016_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_05_02
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2015_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2014_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2013_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2012_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2011_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2010_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2009_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2008_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2007_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_11_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_10_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_09_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_08_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_07_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_06_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_05_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_04_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_03_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2006_02_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2005_12_01
https://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/bs/2005_11_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2005_10_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2005_09_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2005_08_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2005_07_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2005_06_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2005_05_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2005_04_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2005_03_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2005_02_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_12_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_11_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_10_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_09_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_08_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_07_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_06_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_05_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_04_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_03_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2004_02_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2003_12_01
http://digitalbs.bakingbusiness.com/sosland/bs/2003_11_01
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com