Gentler dough handling for Warburtons at Normanton

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Warburtons has ordered mixing and forming equipment from APV Baker for its new bakery at Normanton in Yorkshire. The investment includes an order for...

Warburtons has ordered mixing and forming equipment from APV Baker for its new bakery at Normanton in Yorkshire. The investment includes an order for APV’s Multitex4 moulders, which are designed to maximise operation and bread quality.

The baker has specified two parallel mixing and forming systems for the high output bread plant. These will include Tweedy mixers, Accurist dividers, conical moulders, first provers and Multitex4 moulders and their integrated control system. Another Tweedy mixing system is to be supplied for a roll line.

Warburtons particularly liked the continuous operation of the Multitex4 moulders. These feature four pairs of close-coupled sheeting rollers for gentle dough handling.

The use of centralising rollers and close-coupled sheeting rollers, with no scrapers or transfer plates, eliminates jams. The system is also designed to process dough effortlessly.

The four roll arrangement improves quality through close control of the size, shape and length-to-width ratio of the dough sheet before coiling. Coiling is tighter and there is less stress on the dough because its reduction is more progressive.

Tests have shown the resulting benefits include better resistance to tearing; a whiter loaf up to 18% softer; and a strong, straight-sided shape that fills the tin well.

The Multitex4 sheeting head can also be retrofitted to existing moulders.

Contact: APV Baker, Tel: 01733 283000

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