Pie and pastry maker Chunk of Devon now uses an automated Smart pastry rolling sheeter from Eurobake. Achieving the right balance of meat, vegetables, gravies and pastry is important to the West Country-based company, as is a machine that could give it the right pastry consistency.

The Smart model has a variable belt speed, from 20 to 85cm/sec. Also available from Eurobake is the IndustrialSmart 6500, which has a variable belt speed, from 20 to 100cm/sec and quick programming with "smart software". It has a touch-screen control board with 50 working systems to programme. It also has optional extras, including a flour duster with adjustable flour quantity, cutting device with rollers and variable speed and dough width control.

The new Smart machine allows pastry thickness parameters to be set, which Simon Bryon-Edmond, MD, Chunk of Devon said has enabled the firm to work more flexibly.

The pastry sheeter is suitable for butter-rich pastry, puff, shortcrust and sweet pastry, as well as pitta breads, tortillas and pizza bases.