Podmores have developed and installed a bespoke dough recovery system for collecting and returning off-cuts of pastry from a production line so that it can be easily returned into the manufacturing process for re-use.
The system was manufactured from 316 stainless steel to ensure the dough was free from contamination and designed to ensure quick clean down is possible to minimisie down time and also to meet the customer’s high standards of hygeine.
The system was manufactured from 316 stainless steel contact parts to ensure the dough was free from contamination and designed to ensure quick clean down is possible to minimise down time and also to meet the customer’s high standards of hygiene.
Dough provides a unique challenge because its consistency is so varied. The system we designed had to be able to cope with the sticky qualities found in the pastry and we were confident a vibratory system was much better suited to the job than a non-vibrating system – for example belts where product can stick and lead to cleaning and contamination issues.
As the product is continually vibrated it does not get a chance to stick to the contact parts which means it moves nicely in the machinery and offers significant benefits to the customer including reduced labour and waste disposal costs, with increased production line efficiency and therefore increased overall profitability resulting from the installation.
This bespoke system was specially designed for this application but similar systems can also be developed to handle products for the following industries: aerospace, automotive, chemicals, cosmetics, electronics, food & drink, medical, military, packaging, pharmaceutical, plastics, quarrying & recycling.
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