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bbi-2018-05-iba innovations (HEUFT excerpt)

Numerous exhibitors will present their innovations in Munich. The editors submit a couple of novelties to give trade fair visitors an insight.

SlowProofing-Cold process

At the trade fair, on a stand shared with the HEUFT company, iceCool is showing bread, rolls and Mediterranean baked products manufactured by the SlowProofing-Cold process. Visitors can see the latest generation of “Sempra” automatic full proofers as a long tunnel version. Distinctive features include the full-color 12-inch touch-screen controller and low-temperature moistening of the “softSteam” type, which according to the manufacturer offers significant technological advantages, especially for slow-managed baked goods. In relation to the cell design, iceCool draws attention to other advantages, like the robust, hygienic magnetic strip door and reinforced “Longlife” stainless steel tank base without cover strips or hollows in the corners. The fabrication of the entire cell construction is homogeneous, with rounded internal corner joints. Externally, the cells have no transverse seams at the butt joints between the panels, which gives the plants a high hygiene standard and particular security against external penetration of cleaning water.

Because iceCool is increasingly being asked about technology for the bake-off sector, it is attending the iba with an entirely newly designed branch outlet machine marketed under the “ShopMeister” name. Fitted with a 12″-touch-screen computer controller and softSteam evaporative moistening, the announcement says it sets new standards in quality, flavor and crust texture for bakeries in a branch location. The “ShopMeister” is fabricated from stainless steel internally and externally and is fitted with a magnetic strip door and viewing window. With a 90 cm (W) x 120 cm (D) footprint, “ShopMeister” fits into almost any niche. Its special secret is its future-proof refrigeration technology. Equipped with an entirely new refrigerant, the iceCool plant has almost no greenhouse potential, and thus already complies with European legislation from 2022 onwards.

In the plant control area, iceCool presents the iCom remote diagnosis and intervention system with a separate VPN tunnel. The advantage of this system is that iceCool plant information can be called up via an Internet access without iceCool needing to dial in through the network on the customer side in the process, which guarantees maximum security. Using this system, refrigeration plants can send information automatically to various recipients via the Internet. Moreover, access to the refrigeration plants from outside through a smartphone is possible from practically anywhere in the world.

Another highlight is the “IntraCart” rack trolley transport system, which enables bakeries to have their rack trolleys transported fully automatically through the various temperature zones without any human intervention. As well as saving working hours, the defined baked product quality and reliable reproducibility is an important argument in favor of this technology. A new aspect of the “IntraCart” is its great flexibility. The respective transport pathways can be operated fully or partly automatically. Manual removals after part-pathways are no problem!

The process heat necessary for proofer plants, proofing interrupter and proofing delay plants of the “Sempra” and “SlowProofer” type is a big subject for iceCool. With increasing numbers of iceCool plants, this energy is no longer generated conventionally using electricity, but instead with recovered heat from the refrigeration machines.

The article is part of an extended feature, which was originally published in [BBI 5 – 2018]. Read the full article in the magazine: