Equipment Snapshot: Production of artisanal style bread and roll products from a dough band is currently experiencing rapid growth. This method of production being the only way to ensure gentle handling of highly hydrated doughs.
At the front of such a RONDO bread line is the MIDOS industrial dough band former, designed for a maximum dough throughput of 10 tons per hour. MIDOS processes all types of dough and produces a homogeneous dough band with uniform thickness and width, thus laying the basis for the production of bread and rolls with precise weight accuracy. In contrast to other systems, MIDOS can process dough with high water content and long proofing time without the use of dusting flour and/or process oil. Due to the special configuration of the rollers, MIDOS is able to influence and control the pore structure of the dough. The dough band is then gently brought to the final width and thickness on a subsequent make-up line, before being cut into dough pieces. Depending on the type of bread or rolls required, these precisely dimensioned dough pieces can be then long or round-moulded.
RONDO has also introduced RONDOnet. With this system, line conditions and interactions are recorded, documented and analysed. RONDOnet features condition monitoring and thus the detection of fault conditions before a component fails. In this way, RONDOnet efficiently supports production management in the optimisation of line performance as well as in minimising downtime. RONDOnet can be used as a stationary application directly on the line control panel or in a central control room, it is also available for mobile devices such as mobile phones and tablets.
Both the MIDOS industrial band former and the RONDOnet will be introduced at Interpack this year.