SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT: Bacon Trends + Technology - March 2023 - 6

BACON AUTOMATION
Better bacon
made easy
Automation helps bacon
processors keep up
with growing demand
when labor is tight
By Bob Sims
bsims@sosland.com
B
6
acon processors want three things when
they talk to automation equipment
suppliers. They want labor reduction,
throughput and a smaller, or at least
manageable footprint, according to
Zach Bearson, business development
director and bacon segment lead at
Kansas City, Mo.-based Weber Inc.
Application specialist, Scott Steinman of
Canton, Mass.-based Reiser agreed and added,
" Processors ask for anything to speed up the
entire process for higher throughputs, reduced
labor, and help with consistency of yields. Labor
is an ongoing issue in the industry and any automation
within the process will help reduce or
will require less people. "
Tom Springman, managing partner at Kerres
USA LLC, Muncy, Pa., and North America representative
for
Schiwa
Slicing Technologies,
Pl├╝derhausen, Germany, added that another part
of a customer's move to automation includes
a want of increased line availability with
decreased downtime.
2023 BACON TRENDS + TECHNOLOGY MEAT+POULTRY
Automation provides
processors more options
to increase productivity
and bottom lines.
OVERCOMING OBSTACLES
The nature of bacon presents certain challenges
to processors. The irregular shape of pork bellies
makes it difficult to automate the process of
slicing and packaging and many companies built
plants to accommodate the available manual technology
of the time, when labor wasn't as difficult to
find. So, when processors ask for labor solutions
along with a smaller footprint to accommodate
existing space and higher yields and throughput
to keep profit margins healthy, equipment manufacturers
are listening and working to create
partnerships to serve their customers.
" With bacon growing at an annual rate of better
than 3%, the need for more throughput in
the available space is paramount, " said Jarrod
McCarroll, chief executive officer at Weber Inc.
" We also hear from our customers that a truly
integrated solution, controlled by one operating
system, able to self-optimize and have the data
available to make real time operational decisions
is becoming table stakes as they move into the
digital age. "
Reiser

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