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Woody Associates Inc.

844 East South Street, 17403 York, PA
USA
Telephone +1 717 8433975
Fax +1 717 8435829
info@woody-decorators.com

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interpack hall map (Hall 1): stand A18

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interpack fairground map: Hall 1

Our range of products

Product categories

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

Single machines /equipment for the production of confectionery / Decorating equipment

  • 03  Machines and equipment for the production of confectionery (Chocolate confectionery, sugar confectionery, gum)
  • 03.02  Single machines / equipment for the production of confectionery (Chocolate confectionery, sugar confectionery, gum)
  • 03.02.22  Single machines /equipment for the production of confectionery / Depositing equipment / depositors

Single machines /equipment for the production of confectionery / Depositing equipment / depositors

  • 03  Machines and equipment for the production of confectionery (Chocolate confectionery, sugar confectionery, gum)
  • 03.03  Operating and auxiliary equipment for the production of confectionery (Chocolate confectionery, sugar confectionery, gum)
  • 03.03.05  Operating and auxiliary equipment for the production of confectionery / Laboratory equipment

Operating and auxiliary equipment for the production of confectionery / Laboratory equipment

  • 04  Machines and equipment for the production of bakery products, snacks and cereals (including biscuits, waffles, etc.)
  • 04.02  Single machines / equipment for the production of bakery products, snacks and cerials (including biscuits, waffles, etc.)
  • 04.02.11  Single machines / equipment for the production of bakery products, snacks and cerials / Depositing machines

Single machines / equipment for the production of bakery products, snacks and cerials / Depositing machines

  • 04  Machines and equipment for the production of bakery products, snacks and cereals (including biscuits, waffles, etc.)
  • 04.03  Operating and auxiliary equipment for the production of bakery products, snacks and cerials (including biscuits, waffles, etc.)
  • 04.03.05  Operating and auxiliary equipment for the production of bakery products, snacks and cerials / Laboratory equipment

Operating and auxiliary equipment for the production of bakery products, snacks and cerials / Laboratory equipment

Our products

Product category: Operating and auxiliary equipment for the production of bakery products, snacks and cerials / Laboratory 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: Single machines /equipment for the production of confectionery / Depositing equipment / depositors

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: Operating and auxiliary equipment for the production of bakery products, snacks and cerials / Laboratory equipment

Special Design Stringers

Two Color Stringers
We have built special Woody Stringers to decorate with two colors at the same time. These special Stringers have included versions with an interlaced pattern of two colors, random patterns of two colors and Stringers where ½ of the belt is decorated with one color and the other ½ of the belt is a different color. These Stringers are specially developed to meet the customer’s needs and we would be happy to discuss the possible options with you.

Long Stroke Stringers
The typical stroke of the Woody Stringer is variable from zero to about two inches (50mm). A special design of the Woody Stringer permits a longer stroke up to about four inches (100mm), while maintaining the available options of single loop and double loop patterns.

Exceptionally long strokes can also be made with the Woody Stringer. We have built machines capable of a twenty-four inch (24”) long stroke. This Stringer is suitable for certain customers, but there are some limitations.

Random Stringer
The Woody Random Stringer mimics the effects of hand decorating confectionery and bakery items. The Random Stringer can decorate truffles with a delicate thin string or a decadent cake with a heavy layer of chocolate.

High-Speed Stringer
The standard speed range of the Woody Stringer is 20 to 250 cycles per minute for the standard Stringer and up to 500 cycles per minute with heavy-duty construction. Special Stringers have been designed to handle speeds up to 1,000 cycles per minute.

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About us

Company details

About Woody Associates, Inc.

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
  • Confectionery products
  • Bakery products