Slide Valve Upgrade for Cereal Cookers Home › Customer services › Upgrades › Slide Valve Upgrade for Cereal Cookers A redesigned slide valve is available as a fully integrated retrofit unit to Baker Perkins’ Cook Master™ cereal cookers, and as an upgrade to third party cookers where possible. The upgraded valve combines a revised technical design with Baker Perkins’ advanced hygiene standards and the latest good manufacturing processes (GMP). Increased Hygiene The number of areas where it is possible for product to settle or build up on the slide valve have been minimized to improve ease of clean down. Improved operator access to all product contact areas allows an easier allergen clean to be achieved. In compliance with GMP, product contact materials are food safe, and the seal is manufactured from metal detectable food grade material. Efficiency Easy access to components and simple replacement of consumables reduce maintenance time. A single machine operator can carry out a seal change on the main chamber lid within 15 minutes, without tooling and without the need for a full strip down of the slide valve unit. Reliability The valve has a failsafe design and controls; seal pressure is maintained if electricity or air pressure is lost, and the cooker has a controlled depressurisation program if services continue to be disrupted. Proximity sensors are directly mounted on the valve for accurate open and close feedback, avoiding false signal errors BENEFITS / FEATURES A redesigned slide valve is available as a fully integrated retrofit unit to Baker Perkins’ Cook Master™ cereal cookers, and as an upgrade to third party cookers where possible. The upgraded valve combines a revised technical design with Baker Perkins’ advanced hygiene standards and the latest good manufacturing processes (GMP). Benefits / Features 15 minute seal change Reduced maintenance time Quick, simple replacement of wear parts Chain drive eliminated for reduced maintenance and increased reliability Reduced washdown time Easier to achieve allergen clean where required Full access to product contact parts Number of product contact parts reduced Pressure Transducer Option For advanced pressure monitoring and control, an optional on-vessel pressure transducer can be specified to display the cooking chamber actual pressure in real time. REQUEST QUOTE Where to find your Baker Perkins name plates: Your Baker Perkins name plates can be found on the main frame of the machine. It is usually located near to the main drive. When ordering replacement parts, please quote the following typical details if possible: Contract number [i.e. BPF 000000] Machine number [i.e. 271/1BPF 999000] Description of the part [i.e. spring] Drawing number or code number of the part [i.e. 9386892G] Quantity required Quoting all the above will assist Baker Perkins to supply quotes and parts quickly. Please use this link to check availability of recommended parts and request a quote for your equipment. If a required item is less clearly defined: Please also quote the number of the picture drawing on which it is shown. An email of the drawing with the part highlighted can be useful in identifying any parts required. A photograph of the required part can also be useful in identifying any parts required. Please contact Baker Perkins’ customer support centre to discuss your requirements.