Italian oven specialist MCS has launched an impingement tunnel oven, which will be available in the UK through Benier UK.

Impingement oven technology is used for baking pastry and confectionery products, as it has a high flow rate of hot air from both above and below the product. The air flow is directed onto the products, which pass through the oven on a conveyor belt, meaning the oven can achieve a much higher heat transfer than a conventional oven, according to the firm.

The oven will initially be launched in chamber widths of up to 1.8 metres and lengths of more than 38 metres long.

The firm said the concept is modular, both in terms of mechanical construction and independently controlled baking zones. It offers the options of fully automated damper controls (exhaust and heat balance) as well as steam injection, available on all baking zones.

MCS is part of the Kaak Group.