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Title : Tip Top Bakery KwikLok
Number : 0008
Date Week : 48
 
                                
 
CASE STUDY  
 
 

 
The History of Tip Top®
Tip Top® Bakeries was started after World War 2 from the amalgamation of several small bakeries in NSW and Victoria. Since that time, Tip Top® Bakeries, as a division of George Weston Foods Limited (ACN 008 429 632), has continued to grow and prosper. This has been possible through re-building existing bakeries and also through the acquisition of bakeries throughout Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, ACT, South Australia, and Western Australia.

 
During the past 50 years, Tip Top® Bakeries have built such household brand names as Sunblest®, 9Grain™, Sunblest® UP™ and of course Tip Top® itself.

 
Today, Tip Top® is the most recognisable food brand in Australia and a true Australian icon. Tip Top® bread has been enjoyed by generations of Australians, both young and old, because of its taste, texture and wholesomeness. The company’s leadership and innovation will ensure Tip Top® Bakeries is a household name for generations to come.

Great Facts about Tip Top® Bakeries | •Tip Top® Bakeries employs over 4,000 people in 11 bakeries around Australia. •Tip Top® Bakeries manufactures on average 1,000,000 units of baked products every day for distribution to supermarkets, schools, food service, fast food outlets, hospitals and stores throughout each State and Territory.

Thermal Coding has had 12 years experience on thermal tag coding and this experience and understanding of the process was the main reason that we eventually received the order. We designed a laser coding unit that was capable of:

Reliable coding on the tag – Operator friendly handling system for the tag that holds and guides it through a fully enclosed class 1 coding system.

Dust resistant System – We have designed a fully enclosed system that utilises the air outlet on the Bofa Extractor to pass 100% recyclable air around the laser and control panel, giving the system a completely dust free rating in a high dust environment.

Touch Screen with exclusive Kwiklok tag specific Operator interface – The Thermal Coding designed interface gives the operator full flexibility on the production line to carry out any adjustments required to move and change the code without having to stop the production line. We have also put together an operator manual for the touch screen which you may find useful to show the other distributors, the ease of use for the operator We designed the trolley to incorporate the control panel and extractor which also includes the recycling of the
air from the extractor back into the laser and control panel
 

 
 
 
   TIP TOP BAKERIES  NZ (George Weston Foods) Australia | 
   www.tiptop.com.au
   Market and market sector Bakery  |  Laser is attached to a KwikLok, which puts a plastic tag closure onto a bread bag.
   Substrate  |  Plastic tag, 7 colours / 1 for each day of the week
   Laser and number sold  - F9010, Installed 2 of 8 for Tip Top with a further 25 units quoted for Goodman Fielder 
          (competitor Bakery in NZ)
   Lens focal lenght and size of message  |  60mm lens, 5 lines of print with 27 mixed sized characters, 2 - 5mm high. Galvos,
          line speed (if dynamic) and timefor printing - Galvo speed is - Up to 70 Tagsa minute with a printing time of 600ms
   Dynamic or static application  |  the tags indent down onto the bag and welaser code the tag between movement in the
          static mode
   Competitors present  |  The customer looked closely at the APS - HP system and also looked KwikLok RMI laser system. 
         The APS system was determined to be a high consumable option and the KwikLok system looked messy and had to
         have a laptop at the laser which with the high dust environment was determined to be a long term issue.
 

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