RONDO Burgdorf AG has launched new electronic sheeters with individual drives. The user can operate the plants via a smartphone-style i-Touch controller.
The Swiss bakery machine manufacturer RONDO has launched a new electronic sheeter onto the market; the Compas 4.0. According to the company, it is the first and only sheeter with four individual drives. This enables stress-free roll-out of all dough types. The company promises that the Compas 4.0 ensures double-digit percentage increases in efficiency. The plant is controlled via a smartphone-type operating interface.
In contrast to other electronic sheeters available on the market, which have only one central drive and a gearbox, the Compas 4.0 is fitted with four individual drives for the conveyor belts and rollers. This concept is absolutely new, and a patent has been applied for. The decisive advantages are:
+ The Compas 4.0 rolls every dough out stress-free – the precondition for uniform dough sheets, and ultimately for baked products that always have identical weight and the same size.
+ Separately adjustable entry, exit and roller speeds allow the sheeting process to be optimally matched to the dough type. Thus the Compas 4.0 can be used to process even very difficult doughs that could only be handled manually in the past.
A sheeter’s efficiency increases significantly if it can process large blocks of dough. According to the company, with a 700 mm working width, a belt speed of up to 130 cm/s and a roller gap of up to 65 mm, the Compas 4.0 has no problems when coping with dough blocks weighing up to 20 kg. Thanks to the four individual drives, the plant is also said to work considerably faster and at the same time more gently than conventional sheeters, thus reducing operating costs. Overall, so the company reports, this yields demonstrably increased efficiencies in the double-digit percentage range compared to sheeter machines available nowadays.
Operation like a smartphone
The i-Touch operating interface makes working with the Compas 4.0 very easy from the start, even for inexperienced operators. All information is presented in clearly understandable tiles on the big touchscreen. The way operation takes place is the same as everyone is accustomed to from his or her smartphone – intuitive, reliable and fast. Assistance systems and a “Program Wizard” not only make working with the Compas 4.0 easy, they also prevent operator errors.
The new Compas 4.0 can also be equipped with newly-developed functionalities in the future. The plant’s safety and hygiene properties have been tested and certified by independent agencies.
In addition to the Compas 4.0, RONDO is launching another electronic sheeter: the Rondostar 5000. This plant has the same i-Touch controller as the Compas 4.0 and combines high performance with robustness. Its predecessor model, the Rondostar 4000, passed its practical test long ago, with several thousand units sold. +
The Compas 4.0 is an electronic sheeter with four individual drives
i-Touch control simplifies working with a sheeter