Dough is mixed with a unique, shaftless mixing blade that ensures good dispersion of ingredients. Mixed dough is automatically discharged into a dough feed system or tub. In many facilities, the mixer is located on the floor above the main line: mixed dough is discharged into the dough feed through a floor chute.
Patented filler block technology, die plates and die cups enhance weight control and product consistency. An oscillating wire or knife attachment maintains weight control when large inclusions are added.
Baking is achieved by jets of hot air directed onto the product from plenum chambers above and below the band. The air is heated by a single burner in each zone and, once spent, is recirculated with a proportion being exhausted to maintain bake chamber humidity. High pressure in the plenum chambers ensures even distribution of air across the band, providing an even bake.
Baker Perkins has been the leading supplier of cookie equipment for over 50 years, particularly in North America. High accuracy wirecut machines are the key to quality cookie production, and Baker Perkins' wirecuts are especially designed for the very soft doughs typified by the classic chocolate chip cookie.
Wirecut machines can be specified with a range of options to ensure they meet your exact requirements. The Baker Perkins TruClean™ Wirecut combines hygienic design with the ability to control product weights very closely, and gap adjustability that allows large inclusions (typically chocolate chunks, nuts and raisins) to be handled without impairment.
Baker Perkins’ depth of process knowledge is typified by the Overhead Angled Wirecut, which increases band utilization and throughput by producing a ‘nested’ pattern on the band, rather than straight lines of dough pieces. This also improves quality by virtually eliminating the problem of dough piece edge burning caused by heat transfer from the oven band.
Filled cookies can be produced on a standard wirecut machine using an optional encapsulation module and iris cutter.
Baker Perkins’ new encapsulation system is a modular unit that can be fitted to any wirecut to convert the machine from a standard unit to one that can do both cookies and encapsulated cookies.
Fillings can include any ingredients which are low enough in viscosity, including chocolate, caramel, cream, peanut butter or jam.
Full details of the Wirecut Encapsulation Module can be found here.
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Mixing & Dough Feed Forming Baking & Handling
Brochure: Cookies, Crackers, Bars & Snacks
View some of the many cookie products that can be made on Baker Perkins' cookie process lines.
If you have a cookie, cracker or snack product idea that you would like to produce, give us a call.
Baker Perkins offers facilities for customers to develop new products and processes, produce samples for test marketing, and conduct feasibility trials.