Choosing the right conveyor for your bakery has become essential to optimizing speed and workflow. Keeping things moving at all times and avoiding downtime can make or break a production line. More than just a way to move products, these machines are critical to reducing manual workload, improving hygiene, and promoting cleanliness.
With all bakers using different ingredients and techniques, choosing the right conveyor for your product can seem overwhelming. With so many factors such as cleanliness, speed, size, angle, noise, and more all affecting your decision it can seem impossible to get everything you need in one package. However, armed with the right knowledge, you can improve the logistics and operations of your line to improve efficiency, safety, and reduce waste.
Choosing Your Belt:
Keeping your conveyor clean and sanitary is critical to the success of a product line. All of your goods will be in direct contact with the conveyor so avoiding contamination is a must. For this reason it is a good idea to use a blue conveyor belt. Blue belts are very common in the food and baking industry as they increase visibility and make identifying impurities or contaminants much easier. However, not all blue belts are made equal, and choosing one that will not absorb moisture and can stand up to standard abrasion and cleaning is a must.
If your line requires glazing or coating then you may want to consider a metal mesh belt to allow any fluids to pass through and be collected elsewhere.
Choosing the right layout for your conveyor can be a headache. Whether you are designing your whole floor plan from the ground up, or you need a certain conveyor to fit into an existing line Dough Tech has experts to assist you every step of the way! Custom lengths, widths, inclines, and more are available with Dough Tech conveyors so they can fit into any existing product line, and our Dough Pros know the ins and outs of bakery logistics so you don’t need to lose sleep second guessing your line.
All Dough Tech conveyors come with a variable speed control, with custom options available for those with either very low or high speed requirements. With fully tool-less disassembly and quick removal belt, you can be sure that even if you have an issue, it will be quickly resolved and downtime will be minimal. The lack of crevices and edges makes cleaning a simple wipe, wash, and go process so you don’t need to waste precious time and money on a complex sanitation procedure.