Father Sam's is a family owned Flour Tortilla, and Signature Style Flatbread manufacturer located in Buffalo, New York. The recently opened a new plant in North Carolina.
Their New York facility utilizes a KB Systems indoor bulk handling system that was installed in 1992 and expanded and upgraded approximately 10 years ago.
During the North Carolina planning phase, it was determined that the new plant was too limited in space to accommodate indoor storage bins. Due to the space and restrictions and less sesonal extremes in the weather,the best approach for the new facility was in incorporate an outdoor bulk storage system.
The new KB outdoor storage tank was equipped with an inventory management system that allows the client to monitor accuracy of their flour delivery as well as their flour usage.
KB Systems also designed and installed a dust free flour weigh scale and spiral bowl charging system.
"KB is and was extremely easy to work with. All in all it has been a great experience."
- Matthew Sam & Nick Sam
Delivery of 31' x 12' diameter epoxy coated storage silo
KB outdoor welded silo
Stainless steel KB Bowl charge station with actuated lid and 3 hp centrifugal sifter.
KB Outdoor Flour Systems
Gemini Bakery Equipment Co. - 50,000 lb Flour Delivery Video
Bakery Boy is a specialty bakery that produces both baked and raw frozen products located in North Dakota. They outgrew their outdoor ingredient handling system capacity. They needed to evaluate options to expand or replace their current system to gain capacity and flexibility. After a thorough evaluation it became apparent that the old bulk system required significant updating .It would have required significant and complicated modifications.
It was decided that the best course of action was to install a new bulk handling system. They selected a KB indoor system in lieu of duplicating their current outdoor tank system. One of the key benefits of an indoor system in this bakery was improved processing conditions by giving our client much better control of their bulk ingredient temperatures in an area subject to some extreme weather. The added challenge was the distance between certain use points in the bakery. They also had an existing liquid ingredient system that needed to be integrated with the new equipment.
KB Systems 500 Pound Capacity Custom Bowl Charge Station with Liquid Ingredient Dosing. Two KB Systems Weigh Hopper 'Direct to Mixer' Dispensing Station Liquid Ingredient Dosing.
We installed four 90,000-pound capacity indoor storage bins for three flours. KB's low profile bin technology provides for large indoor storage volumes. A custom double weigh hopper with liquid ingredient dosing that dispenses directly to two large spiral mixers and a single bowl charge station was located in the same part of the building with the flour bins. Bulk ingredients were conveyed in closed loops directly to these use points from the silos through the two conveying lines.
Two custom single bowl charge stations with liquid ingredient dosing were location a distant area of the building. We overcome this challenge and optimized the system fill rates by installing three 5,000-pound Day Bins with automatic high/low level control. The Day Bins were supplied by the storage bins on the other side of the bakery and they in turn conveyed ingredients in a closed loop to the bowl charge stations in this area of the building.
The liquid dosing systems metered four liquid ingredients at each use point. Micro-motion meters were used for their degree of ingredients delivery precision and repeat-ability. Control of the liquid dispensing systems was seamlessly integrated into our clients existing liquid ingredient storage and pumping station.
B Systems 5,000 Pound Capacity Stainless Steel Ingredient Day Bin with Automatic High/Low Level Control.