Manufacturer König has created a new automatic roll plant range.

Supplied by equipment supplier European Process Plant (EPP), the new Rex Futura Multi can divide and round up to 9,000 dough pieces an hour when working with six rows, and up to 4,500 pieces an hour with three.

Also, the company claims it can divide dough pieces up to 350g without rounding, and offers a wide weight range, starting at 17g and reaching 230g.

Keith Stalker, EPP managing director, said: “It is the reliability, versatility and, of course, their longevity that makes König roll plant so popular. Interest in them remains higher than ever as bakers increasingly recognise the benefits their gentle dividing and rounding action brings to their finished roll products, whatever the dough.”

The scaling weight, required capacity, rounding speed, rounding pressure and rounding eccentric are all controlled by a Siemens touchscreen panel (HMI), which also stores the settings for all the bakers’ products. Additionally, the panel offers diagnostic assistance for operators and maintenance personnel.

The main components of the machine, including the dough feeding rollers, flour duster, dividing star wheels and drum cleaning brush, can be easily removed, which then allows  easy unrestricted access to the areas where dough and flour are found.

Stalker added: “The ease of cleaning of the Rex Futura Multi really does set new standards for medium/high-capacity roll plants.”

The machine is available either as a stand-alone or as part of a complete plant, which could be specified with any of the following: intermediate prover/resting; stamping; forming (pinning and long moulding); seeding; and automatic traying up of the dough pieces.