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Kennedy's Bakery Production Magazine | November 18, 2018

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Tanis Food Tec

Tanis Food Tec - Hall A6, Stand 111

Automation with cream - Sandwich biscuits 

Tanis Food Tec (“TFT”) has developed a fully automated cream preparation for sandwich biscuits

In the past 25 years, TFT has equipped many sandwich lines for the fillings of cream, caramel, dulce de leche, marshmallow, fruit, peanut butter and jelly. The cream filled sandwich biscuit continues to be very popular, the Oreo Sandwich has been iconic since 1912.   Aerated and non-aerated cream fillings are most often the starting point of a complete sandwich biscuit portfolio.

There are two ways of applying the cream filling to a biscuit base. The first is ‘The Capper Principle’. Biscuits arrive at the capper from the oven, on a cooling conveyor in the same patterns as being baked. After flipping of each 2nd row the filling is deposited by a manifold. After depositing, the 2nd biscuit is put on top of the deposited cream by a venturi nozzle bar.

The capper allows a wide range of biscuit shapes in combination with a variety of fillings/ Typical advantages for this type of application include flexibility, easy change over, and depositing soft and sticky fillings.

The second is ‘The Stencil Principle’. After being baked, cooled and staggered, the lane numbers are reduced and fed to the applicator at a high speed. The filling is pumped into a rotating stencil shaft that applies it onto the biscuit. The mixing bowls are brought to the line and the solid cream was scooped into the cream pots of the sandwiching machine.

TFT has developed an automated system to overcome the labor intensive old system, that feeds the cream in line to the stencil shaft based upon the TFT RotoTemp scraped surface heat exchanger. The ingredients are mixed using a warm fat (oil) at a temperature above the melting point of the fat. This method keeps the cream pumpable and the product can be transferred from the mixing plant to the line through jacketed piping. This innovation has been received very well by the industry. Many lines are being updated and modified to work with this system and new lines are now executed with this automated cream system.

TFT manufactures state-of-the-art equipment which is designed for profitability, efficiency, and reliability. This technology was developed in close cooperation with suppliers of both cappers and sandwiching machines, ingredient suppliers and manufacturers of sandwich biscuits.