At a large commercial bakery in eastern North America, hundreds of tons of wheat, sugar, chocolate and cinnamon are used daily in the production of breads, cakes, cookies and other baked goods. The bakery has been in operation for nearly a century, and has always prided itself on its state of the art equipment which has given it an edge over its competition.
As part of the bakery’s commitment to improving efficiency, it recently purchased a LaborSave automated sack cutting and opening system. Intended to be used for wheat, sugar and cocoa powder, the high capacity system with an asphyxiation unit is capable of processing up to 22 tons per hour.
On a recent trip to the bakery to inspect the machine following its installation, the manager responsible for accepting raw materials commented how LaborSave has completely changed the factory. Previously the raw materials would be brought in and stacked close to the loading dock. This pile would take up a lot of room and make navigating the area and accepting more orders very cumbersome. But since the factory brought in LaborSave, the pace at which the raw materials are processed is so quick that the entire stock of daily raw materials is usually gone within an hour.