Intimate control of the baking process from the first to the last minute, with the precise and accurate adjustment of each and every parameter (baking mode, intensity of heat transfer, steam management, etc.), ensuring optimal results to meet market requirements in terms of quality. This dream has become true thanks to the new-generation FTA oven developed by MECATHERM.
Whatever baking or pastry products to produce, industrial baking professionals can now obtain extremely precise and accurate equipment, allowing them to adapt each and every phase of the baking process in order to produce products which look good and taste wonderful.
The FTA oven can be adapted to a wide range of baking specialities, ensuring flexible and effective use, which can easily be duplicated between lines, and settings can be used to easily modify line production to meet requirements.
FTA, a precise, powerful and smart modular oven
The new FTA oven by MECATHERM is a continuous, precise, accurate and upgradable single-deck oven, which can be controlled from start to finish and is the only oven of its kind to offer such high performance levels.
A precise oven: Thanks to its international knowledge of bread varieties and types (soft or crusty products, with thick or thin crusts, shaped or uniform, with small or large holes, light or dark finish, etc.), MECATHERM has developed the FTA oven to allow industrial bakeries to produce all types of products to meet the current and future requirements of consumers.
This oven is unrivalled on the market and consists of several separate modules. On this basis, each baking stage (rising, baking and crust) can be set to the degree, and separately from the other modules. The FTA oven offers the possibility thanks to the numerous settings to bake high quality soft products on indempted pans, toast bread in tins as well as high quality artisan product directly on hearth.
This flexibility is given by the fact that the heat transfer mode can be choosen between convection/radiant heat on the top and bottom. MECATHERM offers an exclusive and original patented technology, now compatible with bottom radiant heat or bottom convection.
Professionals can benefit from 6 possible baking combinations with just one single item of equipment, offering precise control over a wide range of products: soft or crusty bread, brioches, pizzas, hot-dogs, buns, bagels, muffins, crème caramel, pies, etc.
top convection /bottom convection
top convection /bottom radiant heat
Top radiant heat/bottom convection
Top radiant heat/bottom radiant heat
Top radiant heat and convection /bottom convection
Top radiant heat and convection /bottom radiant heat
On this basis, convection is used for products requiring a high baking power and which are not affected by turbulence in the hot blown air, and radiant heat is used for products which must be baked for a longer period, but could dry out. The intensity and type of heat used are optimised, just like steam injection/extraction.
Finally, each module can host a wide range of baking supports: flat trays, convoluted trays, indempted trays, tins…
A powerful oven:
Thanks to power of up to 25 kW per m², the FTA oven can be used to:
- rapidly heats the trays or the bottom for products, from the start of the baking phase,
- reduce baking time in order to limit water losses or avoid the formation of excessively thick or dry crusts,
- react to variations in loads without need to wait for many minutes.
Despite its relatively high power, this oven does not consume high energy levels, on the contrary. Current measurements during production (figures available on request) demonstrate consumption down by approximately 15% compared with a traditional cyclothermic oven, for the same output! In fact, the FTA oven modulates its power to provide the right amount at the right time. Energy consumption (gas, electricity, compressed air, steam) and baking discharges can be controlled over defined periods (day, week, month) and are available at all times.
A smart controlled oven:
Day after day, MECATHERM strives to prepare for the future and to invent tomorrows production lines, by developing increasingly intuitive and connected equipment.
By continuously optimizing the monitoring and understanding of line operations, MECATHERM responses to the growing demands in reliability, technical performance and business optimization.
In this regard, MECATHERM provides its e-connect packs, a range of high-quality, innovative solutions that grow ever more appropriate and relevant. Intended to operate, optimize and develop the production units, the packs feature the following:
- Traceability pack: To ensure you are aware of all events occurring on the line
With MECATHERM, it is possible to accurately identify all users, to anticipate events and to process them.
The professionals thus have access to a comprehensive log of all actions and the users involved
- e-Maintenance Pack: To ensure you preserve capital assets and optimize equipment availability.
The pack features standard and specific sensors, as well actuators, which provide at all times the operating status of every main technical operation: trays detection, vibration, motorization, jack etc.
In this way, it becomes possible to act in a predictive, preventive way upon the equipment.
- Energy &exhaust Packs: To ensure you optimize operational costs by monitoring use and waste over specific periods (daily, weekly, monthly).
Since it is available at all times, the data will lead to increased productivity and lower cost prices.