Pizza bakery Intelligence

AMF recognizes the challenges of modern bakeries. Traditional focus on consistent product quality, efficient production processes, and bottom-line costs remains. At the same time new topics become more important each day: sustainability, food waste, and a changing workforce.

At AMF, we strongly believe that we can support modern bakeries by merging the virtual and physical world to continuously drive optimization. By working towards a lights-out bakery with our expert baking experience, we are making equipment smarter, integrating processes, and improving your operation.

Sustainability

Improve energy consumption and CO2 emissions

Food waste

Reduce waste and give-away, increase yield

Quality

Improve quality consistency, while simplifying operations

A fully data-driven process

There are two levels of intelligence in our pizza production line. On the one hand, there is the vertical level, consisting of all the smart machines (the oven and applicators) that enable closed-loop unit control. On the other hand, we have the horizontal level, connecting the full baking process for closed-loop control of the bakery (track and trace, line quality, predictive maintenance).

Adding Intelligence to pizza production

New technology makes it possible to take our advanced equipment to the next level. We are in a unique position to add intelligence to our equipment and integrated production lines. With the use of advancements in artificial intelligence, connectivity, and data processing, we are making pizza production more autonomous.

An important part of our approach is to keep the operator in the loop to make sure quality and efficiency are improved and not impacted.

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Expert knowledge

Solving the right bakery challenges in the right way

Artificial Intelligence

Making the life of an operator easier and improving operations

Connectivity

Bringing information together to support quick and correct decisions

  • SMART TOPPING APPLICATOR
  • IN-SHIFT QUALITY INSPECTION
  • ACROSS-SHIFT QUALITY INSPECTION
  • QUANTITATIVE INGREDIENT COMPENSATION
  • ACTIVE QUALITY REJECTION
  • Sustainable Oven Service

Up to 3% give-away reduction

The AMF Smart Topping Applicator (STA) automates manual operator weighing checks to keep ingredient application within specifications:
– reducing labor
– improving accuracy
– reducing give-away

The STA visually inspects each product and makes sure the right amount of topping is applied without operator handling. It works for:
– cheeses
– proteins (tuna, chicken, ham, salami)
– vegetables (mushrooms, olives)

Real-time quality inspection for
pizza line operators

In-Shift Quality Inspection (ISQI) alerts operators directly on quality issues during pizza production, enabling you to:
– quickly identify quality problems
– solve problems when they happen
– prevent further problems

Each pizza is analyzed and anomalies are reported to the operator in detail:
– type of anomaly
– number of anomalies per type

Analyze quality trends across shifts
and steer improvements

An additional feature of ISQI brings quality inspection to the line or plant manager, in order to:
– improve root-cause analysis
– increase quality across lines and shifts
– perform actual visual inspection of products

With continuous quality inspection and analysis, it becomes easy to spot structural quality problems over various products, recipes, shifts, and lines.

Hands-off quantitative ingredient
compensation

Quantitative Ingredient Compensation (QIC) automatically manages the obligation to produce against the standard declared weight of the product.

QIC exactly weighs the un-topped pizza bases early in the production processes. At the start of the topping line, inaccuracies in the weight of the base are compensated by the AMF Powershot Depositor.

Fully unattended quality rejection

Active Quality Rejection (AQR) uses the anomaly detection capabilities of the ISQI and QIC to actively and accurately reject products of low quality or incorrect weight.

AQR can be configured to automatically reject products based on different quality criteria to keep waste to a minimum.

Reduce 10% gas consumption and
CO2 emissions

The Sustainable Oven Service remotely analyzes the baking process on different aspects. Weekly, the baker receives recommendations on how to reduce gas consumption and CO2 emissions.

Oven experts guide the baker in reaching the maximum reduction goals.

What makes us Unique

AMF is in a unique position to bring digital innovation to professional bakeries. With our baking knowledge, we can build and implement full bakery lines from dough mixing to proofing and baking, through depositing and even packaging. Our global footprint makes it possible to offer local support from implementation to production.

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CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE

AMF Innovation Center

Book a demonstration of our Smart Process Solutions at the AMF Innovation Center (virtual or in-person). RSVP with your preferred date and we will contact you with more details.

Request a free calculation of your potential savings and ROI with AMF’s Smart Process Solution, delivered within 2 working days.

Cheese Applicator for Pizza

Learn more about AMF’s solid and liquid topping applicators engineered by AMF Tromp for the most precise topping applications and product consistency.

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