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GEA Baking Solutions Spotlighted at International Exposition in Las Vegas

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GEA’s team of frozen food and bakery equipment experts are showcasing the company’s latest technology for maximizing production at the International Baking Industry Exposition 2022 (IBIE) in Las Vegas, Nevada, which runs for four days through September 21. The Düsseldorf, Germany-headquartered company is exhibiting a complete cake processing line as well as providing visitors to Booth 745 a look at its ProEdge Drive freezer (pictured above) and Callifreeze freezer control system.

The show covers every aspect of baking – from bread and cakes to pastries, snacks, pizza, cookies and more. GEA has an extensive portfolio of equipment that provides bakers around the world with advantages in whichever sector they are operating in.

The systems and components supplier’s long experience in the bakery industry has helped provide customers with optimal efficiency and performance. From proofing to freezing for dough, par-baked products and pastry, its technology on offer at the exposition demonstrates how to maximize shape preservation, texture and color of finished products.

For show-goers looking for environmentally sustainable solutions, the GEA range of electric ovens has a CO2 emission output equivalent to zero, and does not compromise on performance, offering a highly flexible and dynamic design solution. They re built with superior insulating material for energy efficiency and consistent temperature control.

The ProEdge Drive spiral freezing system boasts an improved hygienic design to speed up the cleaning process and reduce downtime. The drum-free design allows for easy maintenance, and makes the system more robust for an increased service life. The horizontal air-flow provides a consistent freezing performance and evenly balanced air distribution throughout.

The new Callifreeze system has been developed by GEA to monitor and control the product’s frozen condition. It automatically calibrates freezer parameters to maintain freezing levels according to specified limits with minimal energy consumption.

In addition to the product demonstration area, Paolo Betto, GEA’s area sales manager for baking, will be giving a presentation entitled “Enhancing Environmental Sustainability – A Technical Look at the Baking Process.” He commented: “Considering the global increase of energy costs and the increasing attention to environmental aspects in the food industry, the role of technical producers includes developing solutions that optimize energy consumption and CO2 emissions.”