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AMF Bakery Systems launches Tromp artisan sheeted bread line

AMF Bakery Systems (AMF) launched a new artisan sheeted bread line, by AMF Tromp. The line features major design upgrades that simplify maintenance, optimize process control and reduce energy and water consumption.

The new integrated system enables high-speed production and improved process control from mixing to de-panning. The line has a capacity of up to 4,000 kg of dough per hour and handles a range of specialty and high-hydration doughs with ease. This is due in part to AMF Tromp’s patented flour applicator, which adds flour to the sides of the dough sheet to improve flow. In this way, oil is not needed on the production line, even when working with ‘sticky’ doughs.

“The simplified modular design, with no need for additional tooling, means operators can achieve extremely fast changeovers. This allows for multiple changes per day with minimal delays. The system’s ‘toolless sanitation’ design makes changeovers even faster, allowing for easy cleaning and access to all parts of the line for maintenance. The AMF Tromp system complies with the EHEDG hygienic design guidelines,” the company explains.

The new line is the result of extensive research, responding to baker requirements. It offers full modular flexibility, compatibility with other AMF Bakery Systems products, and a range of precision tooling. This includes an inline rounder capable of producing boules of up to 1 kg and a top and bottom brush system to remove excess flour. Many make-up and decoration features are available, such as top and bottom seeding, automated inline water splitting and precision molding for products of different shapes and sizes.

Lower environmental impact

More sustainable production was another key design consideration, with features that help reduce waste, and water and energy consumption. One example is the dough-centering unit, which ensures minimal dough trimming, resulting in less waste. Other design improvements and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance product accuracy further reduce dough waste. The system’s ‘open’ design also means less water and energy are required for cleaning.

Visitors to the upcoming edition of iba in Germany will be able to see the AMF Tromp artisan sheeted bread line, where it will be introduced with live demonstrations.

Photos: AMF Bakery Systems