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Serpentine system delivers solution for Nordic company

first_imgAmerican-style cake and cookie manufacturer from Europe’s Nordic region, Millennium Bakery (Millba), has increased its production capacity after adopting innovative Serpentine continuous baking technology from industrial bakery equipment supplier AUTO-BAKE.Located in the town of Skien in southern Norway, Millba has been producing a range of premium muffins, cookies and donuts since 1999. As the company expanded its range of products to meet increasing demand, with five sizes of muffins and three sizes of cookies, all in multiple flavours now on offer, it became apparent that a flexible baking solution was of paramount importance.A fully integrated continuous baking system, featuring Auto-Bake’s Serpentine technology, offered the best solution, says the firm, allowing the baker to take the “next step” in its production capabilities.”We now have an annual production capacity of 100 million ’cakes’, thanks to the Auto-Bake system,” says Millba managing director Bernt Ove Søvik. “The flexibility offered by the Serpentine baking system allows us to meet the escalating market demand for product diversity and consistency.”Comprising a Serpentine oven, ambient cooler and refrigeration system, along with infeed and outfeed apparatus, the new muffin and cookie line provided Millba with a seamless baking system that delivers the firm’s full range of products.”Auto-Bake worked very closely with Millba to tailor a baking solution, enabling us to maintain the product quality and consistency that our customers throughout Europe have become accustomed to,” says Søvik. “We were able to perform product tests in one of its test bakeries in Chicago, USA. This ’try before you buy’ service gave us added confidence in the technology.”According to Auto-Bake UK/Europe sales manager Robert Done, an important feature of all its Serpentine ovens is the vertical ’S-shaped’ configuration transport system, which allows the product to be conveyed horizontally through numerous precision-controlled thermal zones. This results in an oven that occupies approximately one-tenth of the footprint of legacy tunnel oven technology. The compact Serpentine transport path has also been incorporated into the ambient cooler and refrigeration system.Done emphasises that Serpentine ovens are more controllable than conventional tunnel ovens. “The Serpentine oven allows precise control of baking profiles, which can vary slightly for different products,” he says. “This ensures greater repeatability, plus seamless product consistency.” Further flexibility can be gained by simply changing trays, in-feed and de-panning tools.Auto-Bake’s clipless tray system allows simple drop-in/lift-out tray changeover. Done explains: “Eight different sized products are baked on four different tray types at Millba. The clipless tray system means the different product recipes can be selected with minimal interruption to the production schedule.”Taking just six months from conception to installation, Millba’s new baking system was commissioned in only two weeks. It underwent extensive testing and trial bakes at Auto-Bake in Sydney, Australia, before being shipped to Norway, and has been operating without incident. “The ability to troubleshoot and test before shipping dramatically reduced the time spent commissioning on-site,” says Done.last_img read more

IHSAA Chief: There will be spring sports this year

first_img WhatsApp (Photo Supplied/IHSAA) The Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) had to cancel all spring sports last year because of the coronavirus. They are doing everything they can to make sure that doesn’t happen this year.That impacts boys golf, girls tennis, boys and girls track, baseball, softball, and unified track.“I would say ‘Get ready to watch your child because we’re going to play,” said Paul Niedig, commissioner of the IHSAA. “We’re going to have to continue to watch what’s going on nationally with the different strains of the virus and the positivity rate. I can’t tell you exactly what it’s going to look like, but I know we’re going to play.”Niedig said the virus typically operates on a “two-week timeline” so both he and his staff will continue to monitor the pandemic on that timeline and make the best decision necessary with safety being the highest priority.“We’re going to deal with the parameters that are facing us and make appropriate decisions in a timely manner to get to state championships in all of our spring sports,” said Niedig.The IHSAA has been allowing limited fans to be in attendance and watch many fall and winter sports contests. Niedig believes coronavirus vaccines are a game-changer.“As we move to more people receiving the vaccine later in the year, I am hoping to celebrate state championships with the maximum amount of attendance as we have in the past,” said Niedig.With most spring sports happening outdoors instead of indoors, Niedig said that will make it easier to manage to virus protocols and allow more fans to be in attendance. Facebook Google+ WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – March 4, 2021 1 151 Facebook Twitter IHSAA Chief: There will be spring sports this year Previous articleMore superintendents wanting to cancel standardized tests this yearNext articleMan rescued after falling through ice on O’Brien Lake in Berrien County Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Twitter CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSports Pinterest Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

$2M Hicksville Armored Car Co. Heist Busted, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York One of up to five suspects was allegedly caught in the act of stealing nearly $2 million from an armored car company’s vault in Hicksville last week, Nassau County police said.Edgar Medina, who authorities described as a career criminal currently on parole, was arrested in New Cassel after leading police on a chase from the scene of the heist at the Alpha Plaza office of Loomis at 10:20 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, police said.“This was an extremely sophisticated crew of burglars,” Thomas Krumpter, the acting Nassau County police commissioner, told reporters Thursday during a news conference. “I don’t recall a burglary of this size and magnitude.”Krumpter credited a keen-eyed police officer with spotting Medina, 53, of Hicksville, allegedly acting suspiciously outside the company’s nondescript building on a dead end abutting a freight train yard. Upon noticing the officer, Medina allegedly put something in his trunk and fled in a Volkswagen, he added. When the officer apprehended Medina, $1.8 million in money bags was found in the trunk, according to the commissioner.Investigators released photos of tools—including a sledge hammer, vehicle jack, crowbars and a cart—they said the crew used to penetrate the hardened facility, which authorities said had $20 million in its safe at the time of the break-in.The burglars had to break through a concrete wall to reach the safe, although Krumpter declined to go into further detail about how the crime was committed. He said the masked crew was caught on surveillance video and “did everything they could to foil the recovery of any evidence.”Police neither have a description of the other suspects nor do they know how the burglars fled. The one suspect in custody doesn’t have any ties to the company, but when asked if Major Case Bureau detectives probing the case believe it was an inside job, Krumpter would only say that the investigation is continuing.The commissioner suspected that the burglars intended to steal as much of the $20 million as they could. If they were successful, it would have eclipsed the infamous Lufthansa heist in which mobsters allegedly stole about $6 million in cash and jewels from a terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in 1978, one of the biggest heists in American history. That case, which was planned in Bellmore, resulted in arrests just last year—35 years later.“It’s clear this burglary was interrupted,” Krumpter said. “This burglary was ongoing when police interrupted the commission of this crime. I would image they were going to try and get as much of the money as they could.”Medina was charged with burglary, grand larceny and possession of burglars tools. His bail was set at $150,000 cash or $300,000 bond. He is due back in Nassau County court on Sept. 4.The reward for information leading to the arrest of the other suspects in this case was increased to $25,000 from the usual $5,000 that Crime Stoppers typically offers. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain confidential.last_img read more

Andy Murray corrects reporter’s ‘sexist’ question

first_imgMalacañang open to creating Taal Commission Mom Judy Murray approves:That’s my boy. ❤️ https://t.co/ldZUQ2wbZj— judy murray (@JudyMurray) July 12, 2017Despite the lack of recognition of their achievements, American female tennis players outperform American men in world rankings. In general, women in professional sports still receive less media coverage than their male counterparts.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade View comments Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates after winning a point against Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro during their tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open on June 3, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS XAVIER MARITWhen top-ranked Brit Andy Murray faced reporters after losing to American Sam Querrey in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, he still had his priorities straight.The reporter starts, “Sam is the first U.S. player to reach a major semi-final since 2009…”ADVERTISEMENT Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation “Male player,” says Murray.“Yes, first male player, that’s for sure,” the reporter responds, though Murray is far from amused.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Sir Andrew Murray is NOT amused with your casual sexism! #wimbledon pic.twitter.com/a6pTpHCFSr— Jamie (@_JamieMac_) July 12, 2017 This is not Murray’s first time to interject a reporter for an oversight, and probably not his last either. In the 2016 Olympics, he corrected BBC reporter John Inverdale who congratulated him for being the first to win two gold medals in tennis.“Venus [Williams] and Serena [Williams] have won four each,” he said.My favorite genre is Murray doing this to reporters pic.twitter.com/CKs8HS0Fn7— Ashley (@ashcech) July 12, 2017While his chance of winning this year’s Wimbledon is gone, the Glasgow-born athlete is still ace in other aspects. Niña V. Guno/JBRELATED STORIES:Murray refuses to blame injury for Wimbledon heartbreakMurray at world number one — how Twitter reacted LeBron-invested pizza place becomes fastest growing chain in US LATEST STORIES MOST READ Senate panel cites 3 BuCor officials in contempt PLAY LIST 02:55Senate panel cites 3 BuCor officials in contempt00:50Trending Articles01:21Dela Rosa on convicts’ early release: Why blame us?01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitelast_img read more