Summary: - Automation of the food processing industry was the need of the hour with increased consumption, urbanization and hygiene requirements. The equipment manufacturing and service providers in this sector are constantly meeting the demand for newer and easier innovations.
It is basically the hygiene, the vastness of the industry and the precision of logistical control that it requires that has driven the food technology industry towards innovation and growth regarding the equipments and machineries. All the above factors today demand automation that also enhances productivity rate. Lessening human contact also ensures the level of hygiene. Besides, the better control on these equipments lead towards more efficient management of the overall processes.
Out of many equipment manufacturers who have developed into global domains is Tromp, a firm based in the Netherlands that specializes in bakery equipment manufacturing, servicing and sales. Among the various products offered are those for bread decoration, pizza topping and base lines, pie lines, laminators for dough reduction, rack loading and unloading systems, rotary moulders, electronic and ovenbelt depositors, baking systems, and many others. The range of equipments available almost complete all those that are required fir owning a whole bakery facility. These equipments are designed in such way that even the slightest of chance of poor hygiene is avoided and rate of production is increased manifold. Most importantly, the aesthetic factor has not been forgotten and many types of equipment meant solely for decoration purpose have been developed by the R&D team, keeping in mind that decoration of products play an important part in selling of bakery products.
There are certain specialized needs that are catered to in these equipments, like the devices that suitably cut all kinds of dough for decorative purpose. Then there are egg-yolk washers that apply a thin layer of egg yolk on unbaked products like buns and cookies before baking them. There are bread lines that have been developed which provides the possibility of making breads with high water percentage, thus making the loafs softer, a skill that is difficult to achieve in non-automated way of doing the same. Introduction of touch screen panels have also helped efficient monitoring of working of these equipments. These bread lines are so versatile as to make it possible the making of almost all types of bread varieties like Italian, Turkish, Arabic and Indian breads, or pizzas.
The pie lines that have been developed have made making of pies so very simple nowadays. You can make pies of any shape and size using them, which have various types of baking trays, pans and foils, hoops and sheets for the pies, along with semi-automatic or fully automatic options. The pizza topping lines have helped in making pizza a global bread product today. They have continuous facilities to add sauce, cheese or vegetables at the top or the edges.These Tromp equipments are making life much easier for the bakers all over the world. The bakery industry in almost all the places of the world including the Americas, Australia and New Zealand, Europe and South Africa have resorted to these equipments for higher productivity and better hygiene in order to cater to the increased demand for these things among the consumers. These equipments being not too complicated are easy to maintain and operate, and comes at a pretty cheap price