Commercial Cracker Manufacturing Equipment

Reading Bakery Systems specializes in manufacturing equipment solutions for commercial cracker production as well as customers in the biscuit, cookie, pretzel, baked chip and crisp, bread snack, sweet goods, and pet treat industries. We can help you simplify your process and improve the quality of your products.

Headquartered in Robesonia, Pennsylvania, Reading Bakery Systems has been at the forefront of industrial baking systems and technology for 125 years. We can help you reduce labor, cut costs, and produce consistent, high-quality products.

We offer a comprehensive line of mixing, dough handling, dough forming, baking, drying, and supplemental equipment that helps customers meet the challenges of processing fermented or unfermented cracker dough, biscuit dough, and other two-stage or proofed-dough products.

Our industry-leading brands – Thomas L. Green, Reading Pretzel, Reading Thermal, and Exact Mixing – offer production lines capable of a wide range of snack products, innovative continuous mixing systems, and oven profiling services.

Continuous Mixing Solutions

RBS has now developed continuous mixing systems for the snack cracker industry. In comparison to batch mixing, continuous mixing offers several advantages, including:

  • Completely automated process
  • No undesirable variations from batch to batch
  • Even dough hydration
  • Consistent finished weight, size and texture
  • Recipe control and repeatability
  • Eliminates chances of contamination
  • High production rates with one mixer

The Exact EX Continuous Mixer was designed for cracker manufacturers. It mixes products with a variety of dough moisture levels uniformly and offers dough production rates of 100 to 10,000 kg/hour.

Sheeting, Laminating & Other Cracker Solutions

Thomas L. Green 2-roll, 3-roll, or 4-Roll Sheeters produce hole-free sheets at a uniform density that is critical to automated packaging systems after the oven.

The Thomas L. Green Servo-Cut Sheet Laminator accurately cuts, stacks, and delivers sheets of dough to create unique product textures. The precise, gentle placement of cut sheets provides uniform dough density at both the edges and center of the finished cracker sheet for consistency.

RBS’ complete cracker systems include Gauging Stations that will ensure a gentle reduction in sheet thickness before shape cutting at the Rotary Cutting Station. A Cracker Breaker is also available to precisely divide serrated cracker sheets.

Toppings of all kinds can be easily dispersed by one of our Omega Dispensers. These dispensers can handle a wide range of materials, from uniformly sized to fine-grain to irregular-sized toppings, and have leveling mechanisms that minimize material bridging and clumping.

Baking Solutions

The Thomas L. Green PRISM OVEN is a single-pass baking platform that offers the flexibility of recirculation and convection baking zones to deliver uniform quality, color, texture and taste.

For products like crackers that demand consistency, utilize the best of both zones with product development and “cooking” in the direct gas fired zone and moisture removal and balanced coloring in the convection zone.

Control of the exhaust, air temperature and circulation velocity allow operators to achieve optimal moisture removal from the product for maximum quality assurance.

Reading Bakery Systems is the world leader in manufacturing state-of-the-art equipment solutions for commercial cracker production. We can help you simplify your process and improve the quality of your products. Call us today at (01) 610-693-5816 or contact us online to explore our wide range of equipment.