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w w w. a e w d e l f o r d . c o m                                                                  ISSUE SIXTEEN

       US Bacon                                                    .
       The inside story
       The demand for bacon continues to
       climb higher and faster than ever and                                            In this issue
                                                                                        Charkman –
       AEW Delford Systems is helping                                                   boosts production        4
       processors in the USA and the rest of                                            Stubbins –
                                                                                        A fresh approach         5
       the world to meet it. We believe our
                                                                                        Pingo’s Speedbirds       6
       advanced, high-speed, high-volume                                                US Bacon.
       bacon slicers deliver higher slicing                                             The inside story        2-3
       yields, output rates, on-weight pack                                             Slicing with a sizzle    3
                                                                                        America’s finest          3
       percentages, lower product giveaway                                              IPL Robot                4
       and better product presentation than                                             LS40 Label applicator 5
       any other slicer. See centre pages.                                              2005 advertising         6

SLICE        •   PORTION             •   WEIGH   •   GRADE   •   LOAD   •   SEAL   •   LABEL      •    SLEEVE
US Bacon. The insi
Lynn Petrak, Special                           stopped: several leading bacon brands           distinct aroma that is instantly recog-       Flavored Dry Cured Hickory Smoked
                                               have posted gains over the past 12              nized, even from afar. It can be used as      Country Bacon from Broadbent’s, to
Projects editor of the
                                               months, including Oscar Mayer,                  a side, as part of a sandwich, wrapped        name a few.
American magazine,                             Hormel, Tyson, John Morrell, Plumrose,          around scallops — there are just end-             In addition to subtle ingredient addi-
National Provisioner,                          and Wilson Corn King, among others.             less ways to make use of this product.”       tions and various smoke flavorings,
                                                  Although he, too, has noted that the             Bacon products, it seems, are evolv-      processors are taking bacon upscale in
gives us an inside look
                                               low-carb phase has faded, Rick Parker,          ing with American tastes.                     other ways. “Premium bacons, such as
at and overview of the                         director of marketing for Kansas City,              “Today’s consumers love the rich          center-cut bacons and thick-sliced
US market.                                     MO-based Premium Standard Farms                    taste of bacon and are open to new         bacons, are a great way to provide a
                                               Inc., says that bacon has con-                             flavors within this category.       high-quality flavorful product and
There’s nothing quite like the aroma of        tinued to fare well. “We                                          Some of the products        increase high-end bacon sales,” notes
sizzling bacon, whether it comes from a        haven’t seen much of                                                that we see, such as      Boillot. For example, Hormel’s Black
hot frying pan, microwaveable dish, or         a decrease, and we                                                    Applewood Smoked        Label premium bacon continues to
in a meal brought to a restaurant table        are bullish about                                                     Bacon and Cracked       climb in sales, jumping 6.8 percent last
or drive-thru window. Bacon has been           demand for high-                                                      Peppercorn Bacon,       year to end up in third place in the over-
an American staple since the days of           quality, great-tasting                                               are a great way to       all category, IRI statistics relay.
campfires and cowboys, and despite              bacon,” he says of the                                            respond to consumers’           Beyond flavor profile, manufacturers
the fact that it is a mature category in       company’s Premium Farms                                     desire to treat themselves        are cooking up innovations in other
the processed meats business, it is            bacon line.                                     with new bacon tastes,” observes              ways — literally. Fully-cooked bacons,
certainly not a tired one.                        As for the continuing appeal of the          Karen Boillot, director of retail marketing   which began making a dent in the mar-
   Research done by Chicago-based              simple pork belly slice, industry               for the National Pork Board (NPB), Des        ket a few years ago, continue to grow in
Information Resources Inc. (IRI) relays        observers offer varying opinions.               Moines, IA. Indeed, there are several         market penetration and sales. Last
that sales of refrigerated bacon have             “For many of us, some of the staples         new flavored bacons in the market late-        year, Tyson Foods unveiled a new hicko-
reached more than $2.1 billion, a 2.4          are a little piece of stability in a fluid       ly, from a Honey and Maple Flavored           ry variety of its branded fully-cooked
percent increase over last year.               meal-development environment,” says             Bacon from the Farmland brand to a            bacon, while ConAgra Foods’ Armour
Although low-carbohydrate, high-protein        Bob Messenger, publisher of the                 Premium Naturally Hickory Smoked              brand now includes a Ready Crisp pre-
diets have fizzled in the past six months       Morning Cup food trends newsletter.             Cracked Peppercorn Coated Bacon from          cooked variety.
or so, the sizzle from bacon hasn’t            “Plus, bacon tastes good. It has its own        the Smithfield brand to Cinnamon                  “Microwaveable, precooked, shelf-
                                                                                                                                             stable bacon products have really grown
                                                                                                                                             recently and are an excellent way to
                                                                                                                                             make the bacon category more accessi-
BACON BITS                                     Farmland bacon at $69.3 million, and Bar-S
                                               bacon at $68.7 million. (Source: Information
                                                                                              Dinner is next, with 19 percent, followed by
                                                                                              lunch at 8 percent and snacks at 1 percent.    ble for consumers,” says Boillot.
Retail sales of private-label bacon lead the   Resources Inc.)                                (Source: National Eating Trends, NPD)              Premium Standard Farms incorporat-
pack, with $397 million, followed by Oscar     By day, consumers eat the most bacon at        Forty-four percent of in-home bacon usage is   ed a fully-cooked bacon in its Premium
Mayer branded bacon at $389.6 million,         breakfast. Morning meals account for 72 per-   now precooked. (Source: National PorkBoard)    Farms line. “The market is gobbling up
Hormel Black Label bacon at $142.7 million,    cent of average daily bacon consumption.                                                      precooked in retail and also in foodser-

2 • ADVANTAGE AEW DELFORD SYSTEMS                                                                                                         ISSUE SIXTEEN
                                                                                           Slicing with a

                                                                                           Our experience in bacon slicing goes            The ingenious vision system inside our
                                                                                           back many years when, in the late 70s,          new IBS2000 and IBS2020 bacon
                                                                                           we worked with some of Europe’s                 slicers measures each slice at the blade
                                                                                           biggest processors and developed high           before it is cut and, simultaneously, the
                                                                                           speed bacon slicers to produce big              lean/fat distribution. The machine then
                                                                                           volumes of fixed weight retail packs. We         adjusts the slice thickness to achieve
                                                                                           pioneered the application of advanced           target weight. The thickness of each
                                                                                           computer and vision technology to look          slice is minutely adjusted, so overall
                                                                                           at and measure a cross section of the           pack presentation is far more consistent
                                                                                           product prior to its being sliced. This         and attractive than that of other
                                                                                           gave our machines the ability to produce        machines which weigh the packs part

ide story
                                                                                           greater volumes of more accurate slices         way through the process then vary slice
                                                                                           to a closer tolerance with consistent           thickness for the remaining slices. This
                                                                                           slice thicknesses.                              also means portions have consistent
                                                                                               Progress has continued at a pace and        nutritional values and ‘cookability’.
                                                                                           earned us the enviable reputation of             Increased output
                                                                                           being the leading manufacturer in the               Increases in production output are
vice,” reports Parker, adding that             “The popularity of low-carbohydrate         world to design and build slicers specifi-       clearly shown by improvements in draft
although the trend obviously stems          diets, and especially the South Beach          cally for slicing bacon. So, when we say        management when using an AEW Delford
from the convenience factor, it doesn’t     diet, may be part of the reason for the
mean consumers don’t want fresh             increased popularity,” points out               “The IBS2000 Vision slicer is the best thing that’s
bacon anymore. “We find that although        Norma Farrell, consumer education               happened to the US bacon industry in 40 years.”
there are some people who overall pre-      specialist, public relations for the
                                                                                            Tim Sinskey, Vice President – Operations, Farmer John, Vernon, Ca.
fer the convenience of fully cooked         Washington, DC-based National Turkey
bacon, there is disproportionate use        Federation, noting that lifestyles may         it’s a Bacon Slicer, it really is just that –   Systems patented jump conveyor.
during the week. We see more fresh          also play into the trend. “Turkey bacon        not an adapted cooked meat slicer.              Reduced slice denials allow higher pack
bacon as a weekend usage activity.”         is a key to adding the bacon flavor to              That’s why we think an AEW Delford          rate production with lower blade speeds
   On the foodservice side, Parker          the diet for some ethnic populations           Systems Bacon Slicer produces higher            which is further enhanced by the elimina-
adds, precooked varieties come in           that shun pork.”                               slicing yields, higher output rates, higher     tion of reload time with a continuous feed
handy for operators as they meet               Whether inspired by a greater array         on-weight packs, lower product giveaway         system. The vision system also enables
increasing demand for bacon as top-         of options at the retail meat case or          and better product presentation than any        automatic grading, thereby eliminating
pings for salads and sandwiches and         influenced by a more frequent and cre-          other type of bacon slicer.                     guesswork and making a very significant
as an entrée ingredient.                    ative use of bacon in foodservice dish-        Quality control                                 contribution to overall efficiency and lower
Multi-protein product                       es, consumers are likely to continue               Vision technology and advanced con-         cost production.
   Not to be left out of a discussion on    their longtime love of bacon.                  trol systems give our slicers the ability to    Options
bacon is the protein itself. Although          “I think the bacon manufacturers are        deliver outstanding product quality by             All AEW Delford Systems bacon slicers
pork still rules the day, bacon made        doing a great job,” says Messenger,            reducing front end trim waste, limiting         can operate as stand alone machines or
from poultry, specifically turkey, has       adding that the accomplishment is a            butt end waste and totally eliminating          they can be integrated with a range of
been making category inroads. Sales of      notable one. “The companies have               the incidence of thick and thin as well as      manual, semi or fully automatic produc-
Kraft’s Louis Rich branded bacon rose       done pretty well in leveraging the cate-       Sliver slices.                                  tion lines and even an IPL Robot.
5.1 percent last year, IRI reports, while   gory at a time when meat of just about             Dynamic weighing and instantaneous             We offer a wide range of machines
ConAgra’s Butterball bacon jumped           any kind is under various degrees of           trends combine with the feed forward            and/or systems. Our specialists can eval-
21.2 percent and Hormel’s Jennie-O          assault from animal activists to the           vision information system to guarantee          uate your needs and help you to arrive at
bacon increased 19.8 percent.               wellness community.” •                         the production of accurate pack weights.        the best solution for your business. •


                  IBS2000 Vision                        IBS2020 Vision                 IBS2000 Predictive                   G2200 checkweigher                G1000 checkweigher
Some of America’s finest bacon produc-
ers use the advanced AEW Delford
Systems IBS2000 Vision bacon slicer to        01 INFEED                                         02 LOAD                                         03 OUTFEED
satisfy the demand for their excellent
products. Here’s why.
“We’ve had an IBS2000 Vision on trial
for a while and now we’re buying it. It’s
                                               IPL Robot and Junior Slicer
                                               BOOST PRODUCTION
producing high volumes of 3, 312 and ⁄
112lb stand up bacon packs which we
sell to some of the biggest retailers in
the country. Slice consistency is excel-
lent with no thick or thin or sliver slices     Famous leading Swedish cooked meat                                                          labelled products to wholesalers,
and the yields are very high. It looks as       producers and processors, Charkman                                                          hotels, restaurants, institutions, super-
though it’ll outperform our other slicers       Group, have dramatically increased out-                                                     markets and multiple retailers through-
by quite a margin and it’s very labor effi-     put at the Fernebrand Chark, Boras,                                                         out Sweden.
cient, too.”                                    plant by adding an AEW Delford Systems                                                         The Boras plant belongs to Kjell
Bob Devitt, Senior Divisional Operations        IPL (Intelligent Portion Loading) Robot                                                     Fernebrand whose sons, Pierre and
Manager, John Morrell & Co. Sioux Falls,        and Junior Slicer to their PolySlicer Plus                                                  Pontus, continue the family tradition of
S. Dakota.                                      fully automatic slicing line that slices        gentle and accurate loading into thermo-    sourcing and developing new and innova-
                                                and packs high volumes of salami, ham,          formed trays. Typical loading formats       tive ways of maximising output. The
                                                turkey, rolled pork and other cooked            range from 180mm long shingles con-         labour saving benefits, easy hygiene and
                                                meats.                                          taining 10-12 slices up to as many as       safety aspects of the new system are
                                                    Thanks to help and advice from our          24 slice shingles per tray. The robot       impressive in their own right, but the
                                                Swedish distributor, I.O. Trading and           picks up 12 slices at a time and for the    proven capability of the Junior Slicer
                                                new investment in AEW Delford                   24 slice pack it rotates the second shin-   combined with the astounding qualities
                                                Systems’ innovation and technology,             gle of slices through 180 degrees to give   of the IPL Robot convinced Kjell
                                                output and productivity in the slicing          superbly presented overlapped packs.        Fernebrand that this system was indeed
                                                department is being boosted to remark-          Loading rates vary according to the type    a wise investment. “Now, shingled
                                                ably high levels from a very small team         of product, but speeds are typically in     slices can be quickly and perfectly han-
“The IBS2000 Vision slicer is the best          of operatives. The new system also pro-         excess of 50 packs/min. The system          dled with a level of precision and consis-
thing that’s happened to the US bacon           vides a very high level of flexibility in that   then automatically conveys the loaded       tency that a human could never
industry in 40 years. We use two of             it slices a wide variety of product and it      trays into a flow wrapper for packing and    achieve,” he said.
them to produce 1lb retail packs of our         can be programmed to handle some 26             sealing prior to being weighed, priced         Charkman’s well earned reputation
natural smoked bacon and we’ve just             pack variations and sizes. However, this        and labelled by an AEW Delford Systems      has never looked stronger. •
ordered a third line to be installed this       is just the start. The robot can be set up      Weigh Price Labeller. Finished packs
year. It always does what we ask it to,         to handle as many as 100 product pro-           are then placed into cartons for ship-
i.e. it produces high quality slices to a       grammes and, at a later date, up to 5           ment.
consistent thickness with a high per-           further robot cells can be added to the            The Charkman Group is made up of
centage of on weights. AEW Delford              existing master control and vision sys-         12 small to medium sized private com-
System’s training and product support           tem to provide even greater flexibility          panies who, for over 30 years, have
is second to none, too.”                        and output.                                     cooperated closely with each other on
Tim Sinskey, Vice President –                       The Junior Slicer works continuously,       most aspects of the food processing
Operations, Farmer John, Vernon, Ca.            producing well presented shingles and           business – from buying in raw product to
                                                stacks of product which are then con-           pooling production resources and sell-
                                                veyed to the IPLS Robot for consistently        ing only Charkman branded and private

                                               your production
                                                Our amazing Intelligent Portion Loading Robot (IPL Robot)
                        In the next issue       picks up single or multiple portions of fresh or frozen meat,
                        of Advantage we         fish, poultry, cooked meats, bacon or cheese –
                     intend to tell you         in fact, almost anything – and places them
                 more about how our             quickly, gently and accurately, in any format, into trays
machines and expertise are helping              or a thermoformer. A single vision and control system can
these and other major players to achieve        handle up to six robots, each of which can perform various                                                                PATENT APPLIED FOR

their objectives. •                             loading tasks and certain grading options.                                              ADVANTAGE AEW DELFORD SYSTEMS •4
A fresh approach
  to fresh produce
Stubbins invest in AEW Delford Systems Weigh                                                                                       tion control purposes to a remote PC
                                                                                                                                   from which they can also be pro-

Price Labellers for variable weight packaging.                                                                                     grammed for rapid changes in variable
                                                                                                                                   information. Individual units can also
                                                                                                                                   be moved around the site if necessary
North London, UK based Stubbins,                                                                                                   yet still retain their control link with the
process and supply large volumes of                                                                                                central system.
fresh produce including, tomatoes,                                                                                                     Stubbins also use the 8100 units
peppers, celery and aubergines, to                                                                                                 for checkweighing fixed weight packs -
major multiple retail and food service                                                                                             maximising the flexibility of the sys-
customers across the UK.                                                                                                           tem. They can operate on a minimum
   Traditionally, fresh produce has                                                                                                or average weight basis according to
been supplied on a graded and fixed                                                                                                 specific customer specification.
weight basis, but consumer demands                                                                                                     John Difrancesco has been particu-
are dictating change and now,                                                                                                      larly pleased with label accuracy. “With
Stubbins offer both fixed and variable                                                                                              these machines, we can control the
weight product to their customers.                                                                                                 positioning of the label on all the packs
   To cope with the increase in busi-                                                                                              which enhances pack appearance and
ness, factory capacity has more than                                                                                               pleases our customers, too,” he said.
doubled and considerable investment                                                                                                “Certain products, such as individual
made in the latest handling, packing        running information and, with high res-    panel and if further assistance is need-    peppers, are inherently difficult to label
and labelling machinery including a vari-   olution 12 dot/mm printing, high quali-    ed the AEW Delford Service Help Desk is     but, thanks to our working successfully
able weight packaging facility.             ty printed labels in a variety of sizes    only a phone call away. Each unit can       with AEW Delford Systems Technicians
   John Difrancesco, Stubbins’ Plant        are the norm.                              also be controlled remotely if need be.     to produce a special handling system,
Engineer - no stranger to AEW Delford          Each weigh price labelling unit can        The machines are networked via a         these problems have been min-
Systems equipment - closely surveyed        operate on a minimum or average            Delford Deltalink wireless Ethernet         imised.” he added.
the market, then trialled and selected      weight basis according to individual       system that provides data for produc-       Rather refreshing, don’t you think? •
eight new AEW Delford Systems 8100          product requirements and two
Weigh Price Labellers.                      labelling heads enable replacement or
   Some time later, the company             new reels to be set up in advance. The
bought an AEW Delford Systems 8120          units can operate on an automatic
Weigh Price Labeller to match the           changeover basis to reduce line down
increased volume of a particular toma-      time and, if necessary, they can apply
to line, where speeds of 120                promotional flash labels as part of the
packs/min. needed to be achieved.           total labelling requirement.
   The 8100 easily copes with the typi-     Easy to operate. Flexible and
cal throughput of 40 -100 packs/min.        accurate.
of variable weight packed tomatoes             The machines are very user-friendly
and peppers. Its operator-friendly, full    and easy to programme. If a problem
colour screen and keyboard display          does occur, a diagnostic system pro-
provide clear, easy programming and         vides a help message on the display

   NEW LS40 Label Applicator                                                                                                  NEW 2005
    The AEW Delford Systems LS40 Label Applicator is specifically designed for the application
    of promotional and product description labels on a wide variety of packs for food and non-food                            campaign
    applications. Its competitive price, flexibility, speed and ease of operation make it an ideal                             Five new advertisements are appearing                                     Fast
    entry level machine for processors or companies with low to medium production volumes.                                    throughout 2005 in a number of major,               We think our 8160 is the fastest
                                                                                                                                                                                  price labeller in the world.

    The machine can apply self-adhesive labels at speeds up to 150 labels/min.                                                global meat and food industry publications.         It runs at speeds of up t
                                                                                                                                                                                  packs/min for long periods
                                                                                                                                                                                  ideal for meat, cheese and

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                                                                                                                                                                                  SLICE • PORTION • WEIGH

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5 • ADVANTAGE AEW DELFORD SYSTEMS                                                                                               ISSUE SIXTEEN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         AEW Delford Systems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         offers the very best in automatic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         portion control slicing, sawing,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         shaping, checkweighing, grading,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         weigh price labelling, wrapping,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         sleeving, bakery automation and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         robot portion loading technology –
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         either as stand alone machines or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         as fully integrated systems.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Our dedicated people in the USA, UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and France, working with a worldwide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         network of distributors, can help you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         maximise production and processing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         efficiency – from slicing through to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         final packing – with the fast,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         accurate, innovative and reliable

                                      Pingo’s Speedbirds                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 technology that is so vital to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         maximising yields, throughput and,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of course, profitability.
                                          To become one of Europe’s leading                                                                                       ing weighing, pricing and labelling                                                                                                                        Holland, all the machines are integrat-
                                          and most prestigious poultry proces-                                                                                    equipment so, after stringent evalua-                                                                                                                      ed and networked with the factory man-
                                          sors takes some doing, but Pingo                                                                                        tion and trials, 7 AEW Delford model                                                                                                                       agement system to allow highly effi-
                                          Poultry – a Nutreco company – has                                                                                       8100 weigh price labellers were                                                                                                                            cient remote tasking and command of
                                          done just that. It comes as no sur-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the machines so that they perform as
                                          prise to learn that their high sales vol-                                                                               The AEW Delford                                                                                                                                            required and report results back to the
                                          umes of quality chicken products to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                central management information sys-                                                                                                         AEW THURNE Ltd
                                          leading retailers and food service
                                                                                                                                                                  machines are easy to                                                                                                                                       tem. This is a particularly important                                                                                                       Pinetrees Road,
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                                          over virtually every link in the produc-                                                                                impressive – they’re                                                                                                                                          Throughput is impressive (for obvi-
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                                          animal health and welfare, the careful
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                                          production and packaging line where,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               labelling accuracy and printing quality.                                                                                          
                                          in the last year or so, considerable                                                                                    installed at the Maasmechelen plant in                                                                                                                        Of course, all this makes a major                                                                                                        AEW THURNE Inc.
                                          investment has been made in new                                                                                         Belgium and 6 model 8060 machines                                                                                                                          contribution to overall processing and                                                                                                      1148 Ensell Road,
                                          plant to enable the company to                                                                                          at Mierlo in Holland. Each machine car-                                                                                                                    production efficiency. Pingo’s produc-                                                                                                                           ,
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                                          respond more efficiently to the consid-                                                                                 ries out top and base labelling func-                                                                                                                      tion director, Wim Koole, says, “The                                                                                                        Tel:   847 726 8000
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              positioning and printing by long life, ultra      System (RPLS) picks up single or               can perform different tasks like varying       achieved with our new TS250 MAP Tray               wide range of products, from fresh                                                                                                               the most effective way of ensuring                  reliably in the harshest of environments –
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so it’s
              high quality print heads.
              Weighing, pricing and labelling have
              never been so good – or so fast.
                                                                multiple portions of fresh or frozen meat,
                                                                poultry, cooked meats, bacon or cheese
                                                                – in fact, almost anything – and places
                                                                                                               presentations or numbers of products
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