The rollers provided with interchangeable rings offer many advantages, the most important one is surely the possibility of keeping the shaft and replace only the rings in two main cases: when changing the biscuit shape and when the existing rings are overused and can no longer work for the industrial activity.
Challenge came when the need of combining the advantages of the two systems (rings and solid piece) arose: during the last decade, the pace of biscuits production kept rising and rising, manufactures of bakery equipment developed and built machines that have been able to further increase the quantity of tons/hour produced and moulds had to keep up.
As one might know, adding more rows across a solid piece roller is easier and, except for few limited cases, always possible because the part to be engraved is a single sleeve without any division.
To cope with this dare, the engineering of the biscuits moulds has created the waved rings – their peculiar shape with wavy sides, enables to put the shapes across the roller closer one another with the consequent benefit of having, depending on the shape, at least one or two engravings more.
Here below a comparison between a layout with and without waved rings – the latter shows an increase by 2 rows across.
We at Padovani also developed an additional technical advantage, which is represented by the fact that all of the rings of the set are interchangeable one another – the rings positioned at the two far ends of a roller usually had one waved side (the one that has to fit with the ring nearby) and one side which was not (the one close to the lateral locking ring).
Thanks to this innovation, users can easily interchange all of the rings of one set and put them in any position – this makes also the purchasing of spares much easier because customers can simply ask for a spare ring, without specifying which one.
When talking about technological innovations, our company always stands in the forefront, ready to take up the challenge!