Baker Perkins has launched an upgraded and extended range of Accurist dough dividers. Now known as the Accurist2.1, the range is a development of the Accurist2.
As part of its plans to improve manufacturing efficiency, Goodman Fielder will close three of its bakery facilities, cut 115 jobs and reduce its product range.
Sometimes when traditional methods of production are replaced by more efficient or more hygienic technology the foods produced lose some of their attractive sensory quality. However, there are examples where modern technology improves products, as is the case with vacuum applications. Drying and deep-frying under vacuum are well-known and successful methods and cooling bakery products using vacuum (vacuum baking) has been experiencing a comeback in recent years.
The ANU and Bayer Crop Science sign a research agreement to develop new technology to produce higher yielding food crops.
The Baker Perkins TruClean wirecut machine can now produce a variety of bars, in addition to soft dough biscuits. This broadening of capability means that soft-filled bars, and unfilled cereal and energy bars, can all be produced with high levels of flexibility and weight accuracy.
Having suffered repeated failures using conventional impeller pumps for the transfer of liquid egg in glazing processes operated at Cornish food manufacturer Rowe’s the bakers, the company turned to peristaltic pump technology from Watson-Marlow Pumps Group.
Bakers Delight’s move towards sustainability began five years ago, and the first initiative was to develop ‘green’ ovens that were more fuel efficient than their predecessors, based on the historical oven from the 1950s.
Baker Perkins’ range of SBX Extruders and post-extrusion forming equipment includes the SBX Master twin-screw extruder, a machine providing process flexibility through a modular barrel design and a high torque motor and gearbox combination.
Hinds-Bock Industrial high-speed, multi-piston, cantilevered depositors are designed to work oven conveyors in production bakeries. These industrial depositors are available in many configurations, including vertical designs to take up a limited amount of space on the line.
Baker Perkins has extended its snack extrusion end-product capability with new die technology and the adaptation of equipment from the biscuit industry.
Baker Perkins has added a high-value product to its extrusion capability for the savoury snack industry. Snack croutons, in a range of sizes and shapes and with a wide selection of flavours, can now be made on a conventional extrusion line.
GS Italia has upgraded its MaxiForm Baby product forming machine.
The Adelaide Hills pizza restaurant has solved the problem of peak-hour demand with a triple-stack XLT oven from JL Lennard. The company had the common problem of coping with the massive peak demands that can swamp a casual dining and takeaway establishments.
Baker Perkins Multitex4 dough moulder is claimed to deliver an immediate, visible improvement in loaf quality in high-output plant bakeries.
Kentaur manufactures breakfast cereals, both for its own brand and for major retailers such as Migros and Coop, Switzerland’s first- and second-largest retailers. To plan and install a complete new packing system for a wide variety of popped wheat cereals and corn flakes, Kentaur chose Ishida’s representative in Switzerland, Itech of Rotkreuz.