About

Bakery Innovation Center (BIC)

The first in its kind for bread, buns and sweet goods, our 30,000 square foot BIC features, among others:

  • a 17 foot wide tunnel oven
  • a new Emico high-capacity makeup line
  • two Auto-Bake lines
  • a training area for up to 25 people

The BIC is located in our factory in the Dallas, TX area.

BICroom
Dough Make-up Line,  capable of panning over 50,000 buns an hour and over 15,000 bread loaves an hour.
Dough Make-up Line, capable of panning over 50,000 buns an hour and over 15,000 bread loaves an hour.
The Hurricane tunnel oven by Baker Thermal Solutions can bake over 500,000 buns  or 150,000 loaves of bread each day
The Hurricane tunnel oven by Baker Thermal Solutions can bake over 500,000 buns or 150,000 loaves of bread each day
A specialty of the Auto-Bake oven is producing cupcakes, which it can produce at a rate of 25,000 per hour.
A specialty of the Auto-Bake oven is producing cupcakes, which it can produce at a rate of 25,000 per hour.

Dough Make-up Line

Stage 1 of the BIC officially opened on April 11 of this year.  In this initial stage we are demonstrating the first generation Emico dough make-up line which is equipped with interchangeable bun and bread divider heads for either standard extrusion or low stress product trials. This demonstration model is capable of panning over 50,000 buns an hour and over 15,000 bread loaves an hour.

Once panned the product is placed into one of two Doyon rack proofers for 60 minutes to ferment.

Hurricane Tunnel Oven & Serpentine Oven

From the proofer the product can be baked on either the Auto-Bake Serpentine direct-fired forced convection oven or on the Baker Thermal Solutions Hurricane tunnel oven.  Either oven is capable of baking over 500,000 buns or 150,000 loaves of bread each day.  A specialty of the Auto-Bake oven is producing cupcakes, which it can produce at a rate of 25,000 per hour.

Stage 2 of the BIC

Stage two of the BIC is already under design and will add a Stewart Systems conveyorized oven, depanner, pan cleaner, edge pan cooler, robotic pan stacker and unstacker, as well as a bulk bun packaging machine, a Burford high-speed cross splitter and seeder, and a complete set of pan and product conveyors to completely automate the line.