AZO’s DL dough line provides comprehensive solutions for handling solids and liquids in bakeries. Handling of raw materials, in powder form, bulk solids and liquids, is designed so that operations are geared perfectly to each other. The dough mixers aimed at medium and large-scale bakeries are extremely flexible in use thanks to their modular design. They can be built fulfilling all customers’ needs for the specific type of dough. Thanks to the robust design, starter doughs and sourdoughs on the one hand and liquid doughs on the other hand can be processed without any problems.
Apart from metering of flour and water, specific temperature regulation is a decisive factor in reliable process control when making wheat starter dough and rye sourdough, also over longer periods. This makes it possible to reproduce different degrees of proving with maximum quality. In order to regulate temperatures at the perfect level, vessels are fitted with a double jacket and an additional insulating sleeve. If required, double jackets can be used for cooling and/or heating. With each rotation, the anchor agitator with scrapers turns the dough over twice close to the edge of the vessel. This promotes good heat transfer and thus ideal sourdough proving, in multi-stage proving.
The ability to change the direction of rotation and minimal clearance between the scraper and the edges also prevent flour from caking. Furthermore, the mixer can be combined with upstream mixing and homogenising devices. Thus, water is absorbed faster and agglomerates are prevented from forming in the mixer.