RONDObot is the basic technology for a novel rounding system for bread and rolls. It can be used to produce round moulded rolls and bread within a wide weight range. Due to the newly developed multi-phase rounding process RONDObot is characterised by high performance, unique flexibility and for the outstanding quality of the final product.
Maximum possibilities with RONDObot
The rounding system consists of RONDObot, an industrial robot in IP67 design, specialised tool sets and a purpose built moulding table. The RONDObot can, therefore, be integrated into existing, or new, bread and roll lines.
RONDObot can produce round moulded rolls and bread in a weight range from 40 to 1000 g. The system can process wheat dough, dough with rye content as well as dehydrated dough and dough with seeds.
Revolutionary Multi-Phase Rounding Process
Due to the six degrees of freedom (DOF) of RONDObot, it is possible, for the first time, to adjust the rounding process optimally to the dough and the final product, thus emulating manual rounding “perfectly” with 100% repeatability. In this revolutionary Multi-Phase Rounding Process, the rounding is divided into individual phases and in each one, optimum moulding movements are carried out in a unique way. With RONDObot, it is not only possible to adjust the moulding speed, but also to define the changes in the eccentric movements and the pressure on the dough pieces. All parameters of the rounding process are stored in the PLC control system and can be recalled at any time.
Wide range of application combined with high capacity
RONDObot can process a wide range of different dough types. From small rolls of 40 g to bread loaves with a weight of 1000 g, the RONDObot can be used for round moulding of any size of dough piece. The changeover from one product size to another works very quickly because the RONDObot is equipped with an automatic tool changing system. For this purpose, several tool sets are available, these can be changed automatically by the system.
The moulding table of RONDObot is equipped with a universal moulding band which works independently from the number of rows. Without the need to change the band, rolls and loaves can be produced from three to seven rows, depending on size.
The capacity of RONDObot depends on the performance of the production line, the product size and the moulding process. For example, RONDObot can reach a capacity of approximately 18,000 pieces per hour when producing 60 g rolls. For higher capacities, several RONDObot systems can be used simultaneously on one line.
Excellent hygienic properties
RONDObot is fast and easy to clean because cables and motors are integrated and it is protected to IP67. The tools can be cleaned in a washing machine. The moulding table possesses optimal cleaning properties because it has smooth surfaces made of stainless steel with no niches and edges and the quick release belt ensures good access.
The applied for patent RONDObot technology represents a milestone in bakery technology and forms the basis for extensive application possibilities in the baking industry. Thus, the RONDObot can also mark, cut, long-mould, transpose, group, braid and loop. This makes RONDObot the universal helper in multifunctional dough-band systems from RONDO. In conjunction with RONDOnet, the industry 4.0 application from RONDO, RONDObot knows exactly how many products it produces, when it needs to be maintained and, in the future, optionally, whether the result of the operation meets the programmed requirements.
RONDO will show the newly developed RONDObot for the first time to the public at Interpack in Hall 3, Stand D17.