Product category: Single machines / equipment for the production of bakery products, snacks and cerials / Spraying equipment
Bakery Slashes Egg Wash Use by 50% with Spray System
Problem: A bakery producing hamburger buns for a major fast-food restaurant was using air atomizing nozzles to apply egg wash to the top of buns before baking. The system clogged frequently and required shutdowns every three hours for maintenance. In addition, misting from the nozzles resulted in worker safety issues and additional cleaning time to remove the egg wash from equipment.
Solution: An AccuCoat® Chilled Egg Wash System is now being used. As pans with buns pass through the spray station, PulsaJet® electrically-actuated hydraulic spray nozzles apply the chilled egg wash. PulsaJet nozzles achieve very low flow rates using larger orifices and provide comparable performance to the air atomizing nozzles used previously, but eliminated the clogging and misting issues. The AutoJet® Model 1550+ spray control panel works in tandem with PulsaJet nozzles to provide Precision Spray Control (PSC). PSC ensures the proper volume of egg wash is supplied even when operating conditions like line speed changes. The egg wash is kept at the proper temperature and consistency through the use of a chiller and agitator in the pressure pot.
Product category: Operating and auxiliary equipment for the production of bakery products, snacks and cerials / Nozzle systems
Bakery Improves Quality and Increases Production Speed Five-Fold with Automated Spray System
Problem: Gearys Bakeries, one of Britains best known craft bakeries, needed to ensure that seed toppings would consistently adhere to baked goods. A key market segment for Gearys is sandwich production, which requires that rolls are sliced, buttered, filled and then repacked before sale. Ensuring that seeds adhere to the rolls throughout this process is an important measure of product quality. Precise application of water is critical for proper seed adhesion. Too much water can cause the seed to sprout and too little water results in the seed falling off. Previously used automated systems hadnt worked consistently, often spraying too much or too little water. Because of quality concerns, Gearys had returned to the time-consuming, manual process of dipping each dough ball in water and then pressing it into seeds before proofing. With weekly demand for seeded rolls in excess of 200,000 and increasing, the bakery needed to increase production speed while maintaining high quality standards.
Solution: An automated spray system utilizing Precision Spray Control (PSC) now applies the water, eliminating over- and under-application. The system applies a precise volume of water to the rolls and automatically adjusts the flow rate for variations in line speed. Spraying Systems Co.s solution uses a wall-mounted AutoJet® Model 1550 Modular Spray System with PulsaJet® automatic spray nozzles. The systems spray controller allows operators to conveniently set the delay time between detection of the leading edge of the baking tray and when the nozzles spray. The duration of the spray time for various baked goods is also easily set. Accurate control of these operating parameters ensures precise coverage of the rolls every time.
Product category: Single machines /equipment for the production of confectionery / Spraying equipment
Cannoli Producer Saves US$69,000 Annually with AccuCoat® Spray System
Problem: A manufacturer was using an enrober to apply chocolate compound to 100,000 cannoli shells daily. The enrobing process wasted a significant amount of chocolate and required excessive downtime for equipment cleaning. In addition, the chocolate compound was over-applied and increased the calorie count of the cannoli.
Solution: An AccuCoat Fully Jacketed Heated Spray System is now used to coat the inside of the cannoli shells. The system maintains the chocolate at 175°F (79.4°C) from the 10-gallon (38-L) tank until it exits the nozzles. A sanitary Model 63600 Spray Manifold, equipped with three air atomizing nozzles, is secured on both sides of a conveyor. Shells index three at a time and stop briefly so the nozzles can deliver a precise volume of chocolate to the inside of each shell.
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