Retrofitted parts kits boost bakery shredder work rates

Friday 27 August 2010

Significantly improved work rates are claimed to result from retrofitting new parts kits to shredders operated in the bakery sector, according to US food processing machine manufacturer, Urschel.

The parts kits designed for the company’s Model CC-D Shredder feature wider diameter discharge shoots which increases the size of the enclosure surrounding the cutting zone. “With the wider discharge and longer horizontal housing, the shredded products can always freely flow out of the machine. The benefits are an uninterrupted production at very high capacities,” a spokesperson told

“With these machines for the bakery industry there is no down time what so ever any more, except for changing knives,” she added. “Machines run 24/7. Capacity depends on the application but is generally higher than with any other machine.”

Bakery applications include slicing and granulating of nuts. A standard application is the slicing of almonds. The company also makes special granulating machines for the nut industry.

The shredder is also claimed to be the only machine used to make crisps in any form and quantity.

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