Company: Baker Perkins, Peterborough, United Kingdom
Equipment Snapshot: Baker Perkins has upgraded its range of sheet forming and cutting lines for hard sweet biscuits and crackers to TruClean standards, resulting in maintenance and hygiene benefits, lower costs and faster changeovers for manufacturers. According to the company, the time for a typical line cleaning routine can be reduced by up to 40 percent. The lines comprise either a three-roll sheeter or a laminator to take a bulk feed of dough and form it into a sheet, ready to pass through gauge rolls to achieve a chosen thickness and then onto a rotary cutter before baking. The TruClean approach to hygienic design was developed to meet industry demand for higher sanitary standards and involved redesign of machinery to reduce the need for maintenance and make access where needed easier.