Wire Cut Cookie Machines

Soft cookie dough pieces are formed using a wire cut machine. Dough is forced through a filler block and die cup arrangement by a pair of contra-rotating rolls. As dough extrudes from the base of the die cups, a wire (or blade) cuts a disc shape that transfers to the outfeed conveyor. To promote efficient transfer, a band raise mechanism lifts the outfeed conveyor and reduces the die cup to band clearance. Passages are machined into the filler block to direct dough to the die cups. They help to create equal pressure at the base of each die cup and give good weight distribution across the...

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Rotary Moulder

Soft dough biscuits with high combined sugar and fat content are normally rotary moulded. Dough is forced into impressions engraved around a die roll. Excess dough is trimmed away by a scraper knife. The key to successful rotary moulding is to form a blanket of dough around the forcing roll. It is normally grooved and castellated to provide maximum adhesion for the dough blanket. Dough pieces are then removed from the impressions by an extraction web backed up by a rubber extraction roller. A spur gear transmission to the die roll allows ease of removal. Once the bearing retaining clamps are...

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Rotary Cutter

Extensible (or hard) dough products are normally formed into a sheet before rotary cutting. The process of rotary cutting creates a scrap dough lattice that must be separated from the product before it enters the oven. Also, some products require the addition of text or other surface pattern including docker holes. The Arrow rotary cutter has two stations – one for docking the dough sheet and a second for cutting the dough piece from the sheet. Scrap dough is lifted from the cutter web conveyor by a scrap lift conveyor. The dough pieces continue into the oven for baking. Cutter and...

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Combination Dough Sheeter

The Arrow Combination Dough Sheeter utilizes a selection of novel features to guarantee accurate and consistent dough sheet quality. A range of dough types – wheat, potato and corn – can be sheeted for either further reduction by gauge rolls or rotary cut prior to baking / onward processing. A two roll sheeter option can be created by removing the bottom sheeting roller. The design meets daily production demands whilst maintaining ease of operation and sanitation. Innovative Design to create a dough sheet of uniform thickness. The three roll sheeter has a pressure pocket between...

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