The 2009 version of this small automatic dough dividing and rounding machine is on the market. The König Mini Rex is now available to through European Process Plant featuring enhancements to the design of the dividing and rounding system, which mean the weight range has been extended to 13g-140g.
== Is this a glimpse into the future? ==
Close - it’s called the Futura. It’s a two-pocket machine that can produce up to 4,000 pieces an hour, and is now available with a single-phase power supply.
== Does it break the mould? ==
Thankfully not - it’s said to give a "bolder mould" due to a recent improvement in the design of the pistons and rounding system, according to EPP. Up to 50 product settings can be stored on the machine, with the computer controlling dough piece weight, stroke speed, run quantity, rounding speed, rounding pressure and rounding action.
== What else is it good for? ==
A small footprint; simplicity of use - it only requires one person to operate it; flexibility in handling a wide range of doughs; a gentle dividing and rounding action; and a sturdy design that’s easy to clean and maintain.
== Sounds good, though I might ask a mate before I splash the cash ==
There should be plenty of them - EPP’s sales of the König Mini Rex to British and Irish bakers have now surpassed the 800 unit mark.