Unifiller's new cake decorating system
Unifiller Systems released its newest cake decorating system, the CakeStation, at this year’s IBA event.
With the bakery industry currently facing a shortage of skilled labour due to an ageing workforce, fewer people entering the trade, and economic restrictions, the CakeStation presents bakers with an automated solution.
This all-in-one system was designed specifically to address the needs of cake manufacturers looking to do more with their equipment. Bakers will be able to deposit batters, assemble cakes, mid-fill, ice sides and the tops of cakes, and decorate with rosettes or borders – all on one machine.
Stated in a press released, Jason Du Toit, product manager at Unifiller Systems said, “The CakeStation’s PLC touch screen control system with recipe storage will drastically reduce change over time compared to other similar machines in the market.” Featuring a manual touch-up setting that’s triggered at the touch of a button, the CakeStation has 4 programmable modes for decorating, depositing, icing and bordering.
The CakeStation also features a swing-away servo-controlled turntable and an automatic 10.16 cm6 lifting mechanism for greater icing accuracy. Capable of icing up to 7 cakes or 120 deposits per minute, the system’s portion accuracy helps to reduce product waste thereby lending itself to controlling raw ingredient costs.
The CakeStation includes a patented SV product valve, a 14-gallon conical hopper, and adjustable pins for finishing round cakes from 15 to 30 cm. Its batter depositing capabilities include 6 programmable modes for depositing, spreading, multi-shot, multi-spread or continuous spreading. The CakeStation works as a stand-alone machine, however, a height adjustable frame and slave-mode settings allow it to be configured into an automated system.
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