Williams Refrigeration has launched an upgrade to its Doughmaster controller, which will be fitted to its Modular Dough Retarder Prover range.

The new controller introduces touchscreen technology for the baker, in place of its existing push button controls, as well as an energy saving Economy Mode.The new touchscreen features PC quality graphics, and aims to be more user-friendly.

"Most regular bakery controllers will flood the chamber with forced steam, much of which is wasted energy. Williams’ new DoughMaster controller regulates steam generation and calculates the exact inlet required, only supplying this precise amount, thereby dramatically reducing lost energy," explained the firm.

The controller has also been designed to accurately read the chamber’s temperature, regulating the fans accordingly.