Woody Associates Inc.

844 East South Street, 17403 York, PA
United States of America

Telephone +1 717 843-3975
Fax +1 717 843-5829
info@woody-decorators.com

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Machines and equipment for the production of confectionery (Chocolate confectionery, sugar confectionary, gum)
  • 03.02  Single machines/equipment for the production of confectionery (Chocolate confectionery, sugar confectionary, gum)
  • 03.02.20  Decorating equipment

Our products

Product category: Decorating equipment

Confectionery Stringers

The confectionery model of the Woody Stringer places a string-type decoration on an array of baked goods or chocolates. This model is built for the confectionery user for whom ease of use and versatility are valued characteristics.

Designed to be easily installed and removed by hand, the Confectionery Stringer is designed for normal daily production, but is robust enough to handle overtime duty when called upon. The standard design is with a strong, lightweight aluminum frame and stainless steel product areas. Compact, efficient, permanent magnet motors are used to keep overall mass at a minimum.

As with all of our Woody Stringers, the basic model of this machine comes equipped to produce zigzag designs. Simple adjustments permit the user to make fast or slow, wide or narrow, thick or thin decorations. Each Stringer is equipped with our patented motor driven strainer, which cleans the chocolate before it reaches the nozzle tube ensuring consistent operation all day long.

Design upgrades of this Stringer can include the Single-Loop Attachment, allowing users to create loops, circles, slanted ovals and slanted zigzags. Also available is the Double-Loop Attachment, which allows an increased selection of decorative patterns including a figure eight (8) design.

The Confectionery Stringer can also be designed to make random patterns to simulate hand decorating, cross-hatching patterns and more.

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Product category: Decorating equipment

Bakery Stringers

Designed with continuous operation in mind, the bakery model of the Woody Stringer is constructed to withstand hours upon hours of continuous service without the need to halt operations.

The bakery model differs from the confectionery model based on the typical inclusion of Heavy-Duty Construction. The Heavy-Duty Construction includes heavier rods, a larger frame and a stronger drive motor. Higher capacity product areas improve performance during high-level production sessions.

As with all of our Woody Stringers, the basic model of this machine comes equipped to produce zigzag designs. Simple adjustments permit the user to make fast or slow, wide or narrow, thick or thin decorations. Each Stringer is equipped with our patented motor driven strainer, which cleans the chocolate before it reaches the nozzle tube ensuring consistent operation all day long.

Design upgrades of this Stringer can include the Single-Loop Attachment, allowing users to create loops, circles, slanted ovals and slanted zigzags. Also available is the Double-Loop Attachment, which allows an increased selection of decorative patterns including a figure eight (8) design.

The Bakery Stringer can also be designed to make random patterns to simulate hand decorating, cross-hatching patterns and more.

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Product category: Decorating equipment

Servo Stringer

Our new Servo Stringer allows for users to change and save patterns with the touch of a button, instead of altering patterns using knobs and cranks.

The Servo Stringer is designed to comply with the latest FDA/GMA guidelines regarding cleanability and sanitary design of equipment. The standard machine has an aluminum frame and stainless steel product areas, but the entire machine could be stainless if desired.

This model encompasses several attributes within one machine. It can work at speeds exceeding 1,000 CPM, features Heavy-Duty and Washdown construction and can create patterns up to 4” wide.

The memory of the Servo Stringer allows the user to save hundreds of pattern settings for a later use. Switching back and forth between these settings is as simple as pressing a button. This feature is great for customer decorating multiple products.

At the present time the Servo Stringer is designed to make all of the standard patterns including zig zags, slanted zig zags, loops, ovals, figure-eights and cross-hatching. Different from the standard Stringers, this unit has the capability to have additional programming for the future. Based on some feedback from customers we are working on some enhancements to include additional components.

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About us

Company details

Woody Associates, Inc. has provided automatic decorating equipment to the confectionery industry for over 60 years. As a staple in modern production, the Woody Stringer has the ability to produce zigzag, curved and looped design patterns to bakery and confectionery items in a fully automated system.

Each Stringer is custom designed to meet the individual needs of the user. We will utilize factors such as line speed, width and the desired decoration pattern to produce a machine that will exceed expectations and withstand the test of time. The Woody Stringer can be designed to decorate on a conveyor, over a gap or fitted in an enrober. Many machines in use today are more than 40 years old.

In 1954 Woody Associates was founded as George D. Woody Associates, a consulting firm specializing in production issues the confectionery and textile industries faced as they related to automation. Through his experiences as a consultant, George Woody recognized there was a need for automatic decorating machinery.

First produced out of his Atlanta home in 1956, the Stringer proved to be the solution. This new automatic decorating device was capable of adding zigzag decorations in an array of thicknesses on top of confectionery goods.

As time progressed so did the abilities of the Stringer. During the 1960’s new capabilities were added to the Stringer in the form of the Single-Loop Attachment. This upgrade allows the stringer to create circles, ovals and slanted zigzags. In 1974, the Double-Loop Attachment was born, allowing users to create figure-eight and cross hatching design patterns.

Due to an increase in demand for the Woody Stringer, George Woody moved the business to York, Pa. for manufacturing in 1974. York’s close proximity to major industry locations such as Hershey, Pa., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C. made it a prominent choice for relocation.

Woody Associates was awarded the Presidents’ E Award in 1981. The award is given to businesses that show significant increases in exports over a three year period.

Harry A. Reinke, III took over as the president of Woody Associates, Inc. in 2002. In 2005 he relocated the business to a larger manufacturing facility at their current location.

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Company data

Target groups
  • Food
  • Confectionery products
  • Bakery products