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International

AMF Canada

the amf methodâ„¢ provides
real-time equipment information
to customers about maintenance,
sanitation and operations.

ing relationships, and don't like to
change them," Martin says. "We want
to build partnerships with our key
suppliers which extend beyond the
supplier/customer relationship. Our
strong relationships are how we can
win in the market."

Innovation On Purpose
AMF is known for its innovative,
high-performance approach to thermal solutions. In September 2017,
the United States Patent Office
Flynn Burner For decades, Flynn Burner has lit the way,

manufacturing burners that are the backbone to generations
of baking ovens performing today. That success has allowed
us to pioneer surface treatment systems and complex baking
systems, where automated flame chemistry meets process
knowledge. We hold multiple patents that are the product of
our advanced research into efficiency and NOx reduction. We
manufacture unique burners such as the award-winning Infrared and blue flame combined burner alongside stalwart cast
iron burners. Combustion analyzers perfect flame chemistry
while laterally adjustable burners perfect unbalanced baking
systems. There is a known adage in our industry, "If it's too
difficult to do, give it to Flynn." Our unparalleled combustion
knowledge and diverse arsenal set Flynn apart as true world
leaders in combustion automation. Whether it's a robotic
treater or state-of-the-art baking system, Flynn can supply
control and components, either new or renovating the old. If it
needs a flame, remember the name.

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awarded the
company a new
patent for its Guardian Oven Chain Management System.
The oven chain is recognized as
the most critical part in a high-speed
bread or bun bakery because a chain
failure can result in a severe loss in
both repair costs and production
downtime. AMF's latest innovation
allows bakery operators to easily determine thermal expansion of the
chain, the power required to drive the
chain, variations in chain tracking,
tensioning pressure and distance, and
hydraulic chain tensioning. Those
factors have a huge impact in predictive maintenance, affecting productivity and downtime.
"It monitors several important
conditions of the oven chain to extend the life of it while greatly reducing lubrication costs for traveling
tray, tunnel and continuous ovens,"
Martin explains. "The guardian system can be easily applied to continuous final proofers, product coolers
or other bakery equipment with long
lengths of chain.
"We are very pleased and happy
about this product because the oven
is the heart of the bakery," he adds.
"In our industry, we have to produce
every day in order to hit the market
with fresh product."

Recently, AMF created a
new bread pan cleaner that will
roll out this year. "We are investing
in our research and development every year," Martin says. "The people
who work on that team listen to our
customers to find solutions for their
real problems. Our goal is to create
timely solutions to meet our customers' needs."
AMF's innovation stems from
technology as well. Through its
website, customers can access AMF
Methodâ„¢. The platform provides real-time information to its customers
about training on purchased equipment for maintenance, sanitation
and operations.
"Right now, AMF Methodâ„¢ is about
15 percent complete with our equipment information," Martin explains.
"We release new equipment training
material every two to three months,
and will have information uploaded
about them as they roll out. In about
a few years, we will cover all of the
equipment we supply."


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