AUTOMATED, FLEXIBLE AND EFFICIENT SYSTEMS FOR PET TREAT PRODUCTION.
With more than 120 years of commercial baking experience, Reading Bakery Systems can help you take your pet treat operation to the next level with completely automated system solutions. We offer innovative, cost-effective solutions for every part of your process including continuous mixing, forming, baking & drying equipment. Our production lines are capable of producing 125- 1000 kg/ hour.
Depending on your level of automation, RBS offers batch or Continuous Mixing. Continuous Mixing offers more consistent dough to your production line improving process efficiency and product consistency. A Continuous Mixing System also requires less floor space than a batch mixer and can be mounted over the forming equipment, if necessary. The Exact EX Continuous Mixer is ideal for both soft, chewy and hard, crunchy pet treats. Dough delivery can be automated with a mini-laytime conveyor and chunker or kibbler attachments.
Continuous mixing offers additional advantages over batch mixing including:
- Completely automated process
- Easier handling of materials
- More consistent finished products
- Less labor and energy
- Recipe control and repeatability
- For non-baked products, achieve verifiable kill temperatures
Rotary Moulded Products
For rotary molded pet treats, the Thomas L. Green Rotary Moulder efficiently produces high definition, three dimensional shapes by pressing dough into a die roll. The interchangeable die roll is made of engraved brass and can be supplied with segmented rings for simultaneous, multiple shape production.
For extruded and co-extruded products, the Low Pressure (LP) Extruder enables consistent and accurate production of a variety of structural, flat and filled extruded shapes and sticks. Product changeover is as simple as exchanging one compression head and die for another one with a different shape.
For sheeted pet treat products, the Thomas L. Green Sheeter generates a consistent dough sheet, and the Gauging Stations ensure a gentle reduction in sheet thickness prior to shape forming. Scrapless geometric shapes and distinct shapes can be formed by the Rotary Cutting Station.
For sticks and nuggets, the single-blade Guillotine Cutter provides precise, consistent cutting and product separation across the width of the line.
BAKING & DRYING
This single pass convection baking platform is designed for balanced and consistent baking of pet treats. Control of the exhaust, air temperature and circulation velocity allow the operator to control the product moisture removal rate for maximum quality assurance. A dryer may be combined with the oven zone to create a space efficient two-pass baking chamber.
An optional SPECTRUM Multi-Pass Dryer provides faster oven speeds, greater production throughput, and more process control. The Dryer efficiently reduces product core moistures improving overall quality and storage characteristics.