The Swiss bakery machinery manufacturer RONDO is launching a new electronic sheeter on the market, Compas 4.0.
It is the first and only sheeter to be equipped with four individual drives. This enables stress-free sheeting of all types of dough – even those which could not previously be processed automatically. The pentent-pending Compas 4.0 provides efficiency increases in the double-digit percentage range and is controlled via an intuitive i-Touch operation in the style of a smartphone.
In the development of the new Compas 4.0, digitalization has played a central role, ROND said in an announcement: “Thanks to numerous innovative technologies it sets new standards in terms of quality, performance, operation and reliability.”
Stress-free Sheeting Out of All Doughs
In contrast to all other electronic sheeters available on the market, which only have a central drive and gearbox, the Compas 4.0 is equipped with four individual drives for conveyor belts and rollers. This concept is new and patent pending. The decisive advantages:
1) The Compas 4.0 rolls out every dough without stress – the prerequisite for uniform dough bands and finally for baked goods of always the same weight and size.
2) Thanks to the separately adjustable infeed, outfeed, and roller speed, the sheeting process can be optimally adapted to the type of dough. This means that the Compas 4.0 can automatically roll out even very delicate doughs which could previously only be processed by hand.
The efficiency of a sheeter increases significantly when processing larger blocks of dough. With a working width of 700 mm, a belt speed of up to 130 cm/s and a roller gap of up to 65 mm, the Compas 4.0 easily handles dough blocks weighing 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.
The revolutionary i-Touch operation makes working with the Compas 4.0 very easy from the start, even for inexperienced operators, the company explained. All information is displayed on the large touch screen in clearly arranged tiles. The operation is done similarly to using a smartphone app, it is intuitive, safe and fast. Intelligent assistance systems and a “Program Wizard” not only make working with Compas 4.0 particularly easy, but they also prevent operating errors.
For bakeries, minimal downtime and long service life of their machines are essential. The Compas 4.0 is not only reliable and durable, but it can also be equipped in the future with newly developed functionalities. RONDO anticipates it will always remain at the cutting edge of technology and will also be “best in class” in the future. The safety and hygiene features of the Compas 4.0 have been tested and certified by independent bodies.
In addition to the Compas 4.0, RONDO will launch another electronic sheeter: the Rondostar 5000, which has the same i-Touch control as the Compas 4.0 and combines high performance with robustness. Its predecessor model, the Rondostar 4000, has long since passed the mechanical test with flying colors with several thousand units sold.