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Pilot Plant Case Studies

  • A wholesale producer of pan bread and specialty products wanted to evaluate a new piece of equipment for their high-speed operation. Working with the bakery and the equipment vendor, arrangements were made to evaluate the unit in the AIB Pilot Bakery. The equipment available at the AIB was identical to the equipment used in the wholesale bakery and was capable of matching production line speeds. By utilizing the AIB facilities, the bread manufacturer was able to fully evaluate the capabilities of the new equipment while avoiding disruption of plant production. Manpower requirements were limited to only the project engineer and one support maintenance person from the bakery. Thousands of dollars in savings were realized by the bakery by conducting the testing off-site.


  • A major supplier of specialty ingredients to the wholesale bread and bun industry had developed an improved version of their primary product that promised their customers increased functionality with no added cost or downstream process changes. Needing unbiased data proving the superior performance of its ingredient versus others in the marketplace, and lacking the specialized equipment and technical skills needed to duplicate their customers' baking process, AIB was engaged to perform a comprehensive comparative series of bake tests. In analyzing the final test data, the improved ingredient's superiority was confirmed. By using AIB's facilities and unbiased technical personnel, this manufacturer saved many months and tens of thousands of dollars in proving their ingredient's performance, enabling them to commercialize the product without delay.


  • For more information:
    Telephone: 785-537-4750 or 800-633-5137
    FAX: 785-537-1493
    Email: research@aibonline.org


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