Bread dough divider is one of the critical equipment in bread automated manufacturing . Its main function is to divide dough into number of equal dough pieces.Mostly Bread Dough dividers are mechanical devices with manual adjustment but we can opt for more automated dividers with HMI integrated to its operation where operators can change variables from pre programmed software. Basic design are either Crank driven divider or Hydraulic systems which operates the ejector , ram , knife , collector controlled by hydraulic directional valves .
Most used Divider with medium to small bakery are Crank type mechanical dividers . Its a device which uses common crank to cut , push and drop dough piece into equal pieces on the conveyor. Volume adjustment can be done to correct the weight of these dough piece . Screw along with L –link which change the volume of cylinders to fine tune weights of the dough piece .Dividers are rated by Capacity = Strokes /Min Or Dough Pieces Per Minutes We can get bread dough dividers which can cut and drop 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 dough pieces and are called tandem dividers .It has been observed that initially the dough is less extensible but as the time lapses it becomes softer which affects the weight of dough pieces at bread dough dividers . Hence operator to continuously adjust and monitor the volume of the cylinder.Features to check for Hydraulic
Bread Dividers HMI to be integrated with hydraulic system of bread dividerAutomatic lubrication systemCleaning arrangements for ram , ejector , knife and collector box.Knife made up of Stainless SteelRemote weight control arrangement Water wash down to clean entire bread dividerCross and inclined conveyorFlour duster