Worth its weight in dough

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Lock Inspection Systems and APV Baker have together helped bread manufacturer Warburtons reduce its unit costs and increase productivity on certain...

Lock Inspection Systems and APV Baker have together helped bread manufacturer Warburtons reduce its unit costs and increase productivity on certain lines.

APV has installed two Lock CK10 dough weighers at one of Warburtons’ bakeries in order to provide reliable dough weight data. The stainless steel, IP65-rated machines are accurate to ±1g on pieces of dough up to 1kg at line speeds of up to 150 pieces a minute.

Installed after the dough rounder, at which stage the dough is less sticky, a fixed table dough weighing unit was incorporated in the line with two in-feeds to create the appropriate pitch.

A reliable reject mechanism was vital. The lift-and-drop-flap reject supplied by Lock means under- or over-weight pieces are reliably removed from the line.

Keith Graham, marketing manager of APV Baker says: “Dough has traditionally been problematic for checkweighers due to its stickiness.”

Contact: Lock Inspection Systems,

Tel: 0161 624 0333