Swiss bakery machinery manufacturer RONDO welcomed more than 80 sales partners from around 50 countries to the “RONDO World Conference” in January. The highlight of the four-day event was the world premiere of the Compas 4.0, the world’s first electronic sheeter with four individual drives for maximum efficiency in sheeting and booking.
In January, RONDO invited its sales partners from all over the world to the “RONDO World Conference” at its headquarters in Burgdorf, Switzerland. The new Compas 4.0 was presented to an audience for the first time at the World Conference. “We are delighted with how positively our partners have accepted the new development,” said Bernhard Merki, a member of the RONDO board of directors.
Four Individual Drives
The completely new Compas 4.0 drive concept, for which a patent is pending, has been well received by the sales partners. In contrast to all other electronic sheeters available on the market, which have only one central drive and one gearbox, the Compas 4.0 is equipped with four individual drives for conveyor belts and rollers.
The setup enables the Compas 4.0 to sheet every dough without stress, an essential factor for uniform dough bands and for baked goods with consistent weight and size. Thanks to the separately adjustable infeed, outfeed, and roller speed, the sheeting process can be optimally adapted to any type of dough. This means that the Compas 4.0 can automatically sheet even very delicate doughs that could previously only be processed by hand.
Increase in Efficiency
The equipment easily handles dough blocks weighing up to 20 kg. In addition, thanks to its four individual drives, it sheets much faster and at the same time more gently than conventional sheeters, which considerably reduces operating costs. All in all, there are verifiable efficiency increases in the double-digit percentage range compared to currently available sheeters, RONDO revealed.
The Compas 4.0 is equipped with a completely new i-Touch control and can be operated as intuitively and quickly as everyone is used to from their smartphone. Even untrained operators can easily get to work with Compas 4.0 right from the start thanks to this new control, says the manufacturer. Intelligent assistance systems and a “Program Wizard” not only make working with the Compas 4.0 particularly easy, but they also prevent operating errors.
Fit for the Future
For bakeries, minimum downtime and long service life of their machines are essential. The Compas 4.0 is reliable and durable, and it can also be equipped with newly-developed functionalities in the future. This is how the machine will aim to always remain at the cutting edge of technology and be “best in class” in the years to come, RONDO anticipates. The safety and hygiene features of the Compas 4.0 have been tested and certified by independent bodies. This is also unique on the market.
After the presentation of the Compas 4.0, the participants of the World Conference were able to experience further innovations for the production of pastries, donuts, rolls, and many other baked goods in RONDO’s 3,000 m2 demonstration bakery, including the Rondostar 5000 electronic sheeting machine, which has the identical i-Touch operation as the Compas 4.0 and combines high performance with robustness.