Global and growing, the food industry is the largest industry on the planet. As economies around the world continue to evolve and develop, so do the lifestyles and demands of consumers. In this highly competitive market, a company’s ability to respond and adapt to these changes is critical. Changing consumer demands quickly translates to changes in products, production processes and packaging.
Banner has developed products specifically designed for the food industry. Our industry knowledge and expertise in sensors and vision sensors, LED lights and indicators, wireless networks and safety control allow us to offer solutions that address these challenges. Products and solutions from Banner help food manufacturers around the world reduce expenses, improve quality and efficiency, and increase product output and profits without compromising worker safety.
End-to-End Food Packaging Line Solutions
The EPA has placed restrictions on the use of many fumigants citing a correlation between their use and ozone depletion. As an alternative, a large-scale flour mill performs three to four thermal remediations per year to eradicate flour beetles. The temperature inside the mill is brought up to 122° F (50° C). This is done gradually to minimize equipment and building strain caused by heat expansion.
The bakery’s multi-staged baking process begins with mixing, kneading and fermentation and completes with proofing, baking and cooling. At each stage, experienced bakers perform quality checks for appearance, texture, size and weight. Loaves that do not meet the company’s standards are rejected for consumer sales. The company needed to build-in system capabilities to help them better manage their resources and maintain quality standards.
A US producer of authentic Mexican foods, such as tortillas and tostadas, strives to provide the best-tasting and freshest products for its consumers. In order to achieve this goal, consistency on the packaging line is key. The company was looking for a way to eliminate inconsistencies in their tortillas. Because they did not have a way to continuously monitor dough thickness on the production line, the dough nips often turned out either too high or too low, resulting in irregular tortilla sizes and weights. If a package of tortillas is under weight, it must be scrapped. In order to help eliminate waste and improve product consistency, the company worked with Banner to find a monitoring solution.