Company: Egan Food Technologies
Equipment Snapshot: Egan Food Technologies, a confectionery and baking process equipment manufacturer and service provider, will unveil at Pack Expo slab forming equipment designed specifically with entrepreneurs and start-up bar manufacturers in mind.
In 2012, Egan Food Technologies introduced the first USA-made slab-bar forming line. Since that time, consumer demand for bars of all varieties has exploded, with countless new product introductions in that category. As new manufacturers enter the bar market and established players introduce new products, Egan Food Technologies has seen growing demand for more affordable, locally manufactured bar forming equipment.
Egan Food Technologies’ Entry Level Slab Former will allow companies to affordably automate processes currently being done by hand. The equipment gently, uniformly presses dough across a 16-inch-wide belt surface. Pressing rolls are adjustable for bar thickness and accommodate product inclusions. A guillotine device cuts the slab every 24 inches, and a retractable conveyor gently places the cut slab into an 18-inch by 26-inch baking pan, in which slabs can be cooled or baked prior to cutting into unique bar lengths and widths.