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Customers were definitely
looking for faster, more
affordable ways to deposit
cake batters and to decorate
all kinds of cakes."

Axis Automation's LD
Depositor handles a
variety of viscosities and
small particulates.

The company designed a
large range of spouts to meet
this need.
"From this range, we can
specify the appropriate spout to
achieve clean, accurate depositing," Aasness says. "It includes
positive shut-off, blow-off,
spreading as well as spouts that
dive or travel."
The company also features
drip-free nozzles to further prevent leaks and trailing.
Unifiller also was showcasing
its pneumatic RP Depositor at
IBIE. The servo-driven rotary
piston depositor is highlighted by
accuracy at high speeds. It's ideal
for depositing and spreading soft,
self-leveling batters, creams and
fillings.
"It's configured to up to 18
ports," Bal says. "It was designed
with a submerged rotary piston
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for fewer air pockets and offers
easy-to-use touchscreen controls
with recipe storage."
The company's Multistation
also saw strong interest at the
show due to its compact and
precise depositing capabilities,
Bal says. It can deposit various
products into various containers
and cavities while also featuring
accurate individual portion control through each nozzle.
Because accurate weights are
so critical to batter depositing,
several technologies and production strategies are available to
ensure that the portion deposited
is exactly what the process requires. These solutions are often
used together and can include
servo motors, depositor designs
and PLCs. All these developments
provide the operators with more
control over how much batter is

released into the pan. The first
step comes down to making the
right match.
"To ensure accuracy, the most
important piece is choosing the
depositing technology for the
application," says Clint Adams,
product specialist, AMF Tromp,
headquartered in the U.S. in
Richmond, Virginia. "Choosing the
right depositing equipment always
comes back to the material that
you are depositing and speed."
AMF Tromp offers bakers a wide
range of depositing configurations,
including gear wheel, volumetric piston and traveling options.
Bakers can test their batter in all
these depositors to find the right fit
for the bakers' application.

The health impact
Consumers continue to seek out
better-for-you breads and other
bakery items. This can change
your depositing needs.
"When doing healthier options
in baked goods, we're seeing
more producers add particulates
to batters for muffin production
or doing health bars with chunkier ingredients," Bal says.
The size and makeup of these
particulates factor into whether
a depositing system is an ideal
option. Some depositors and
pumps can actually destroy
the integrity of a particulate or
chunk, which then alters the
composition and taste of the
baked good.

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"In these scenarios, we always
recommend that our customers
send us their product for testing
first," Bal says. "We want to ensure
we're offering the customer the best
solution for their product needs."
Sometimes altering the recipe
slights can work if the producer
really needs to implement an
automated solution because of
high demand.
"We're pleased to say that our
in-house applications team has
more than 20 years of experience with baked goods and can
often recommend a solution that
works," Bal says.
The versatility of the
Multistation, Bal says, fits well
with products that have inclusions. It is gentle on delicate
products with chunks and particulates while also being able to
spray, inject, mid-fill or decorate.
Axis Automation, based in
Hartland, Wisconsin, offers its
LD Depositor for accurate and
gentle depositing. The company
says it can deposit all types of
dense and aerated mixes, batters
and doughs and handles a wide
variety of viscosities with ease,
plus small particulates like nuts,
berries and chocolate chips.
Oversized, servo-driven feed
rollers and lobed metering pumps
produce volumetric portioning
accuracy while interchangeable
depositing units and tool-free
masking plates allow for quick
product changeovers.

AXIS AUTOMATION

Sonia Bal, Unifiller


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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019
Editor’s note - Perimeter power
Contents
The Wire - Kroger taking Apeel produce nationwide
Nielsen: Supermarket growth strongest on perimeter
Study says beef is the grocery sales champ
Walmart expanding Delivery Unlimited
Plant-based big with clean-label consumers
The fresh advantage
How much tech?
Bakery - Now trending
ARTISAN CHOCOLATE
Deli - Dining dilemma
DELI “MEATS”
Meat & Poultry - Premium cuts
Lamb
Produce - PACKAGED PRODUCE
Specialty fruits and vegetables
Seafood - VALUE-ADDED
Food Safety - Packaging matters
Commissary Insider
EQUIPMENT - DEPOSITING WITH SPEED, ACCURACY
SPOTLIGHT - VALUE-ADDED PRODUCE
TECHNOLOGY - SIMPLIFYING DISTRIBUTION
OPERATIONS - EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE
Product Showcase
Advertisers
Fresh Takes
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Contents
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - The Wire - Kroger taking Apeel produce nationwide
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Study says beef is the grocery sales champ
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Plant-based big with clean-label consumers
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - The fresh advantage
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Bakery - Now trending
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - SK - 1
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - ARTISAN CHOCOLATE
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Deli - Dining dilemma
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Meat & Poultry - Premium cuts
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Specialty fruits and vegetables
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Seafood - VALUE-ADDED
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - Food Safety - Packaging matters
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - EQUIPMENT - DEPOSITING WITH SPEED, ACCURACY
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - 63
Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - SPOTLIGHT - VALUE-ADDED PRODUCE
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - TECHNOLOGY - SIMPLIFYING DISTRIBUTION
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Supermarket Perimeter - October 2019 - OPERATIONS - EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE
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