Company: Fritsch GmbH, Markt Einersheim, Germany
Equipment Snapshot: Fritsch's MULTITWIST—a multifunctional twisting system designed to automatically produce single-cord plaited products—is now available with up to 100 tools. The tools are monitored by radio-frequency identification (RFID) modules, so incorrect operations are eliminated and process safety is assured, according to the company. They also can be change within three minutes without the use of special tools. The capacity of the plaiting installation can be extended by up to eight modules due to parallel connection. MULTITWIST also can be used to produce pretzels (up to 2,000 units per hour), rings, sticks or flat products, such as pizza bases and products with flaky toppings. It can be operated by one person, complies with the latest hygienic design requirements, and is easily accessible and simple to clean.