Leading cake production equipment supplier Unifiller Systems has announced its latest innovation, the Cake Stacker module designed by Apex Motion Control Inc, exclusively distributed by Unifiller Systems.
The Cake Stacker is a module addition to Unifiller’s automated cake icing systems for round and sheet layer cakes. It is used to automatically assemble layer cakes following a unique Unifiller Servo midfill system and before the cakes are conveyed for top and side icing and decorating.
Due to the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and to other long-term factors, the baking industry is currently facing a shortage of skilled labor. The Cake Stacker is ideal for bakery plants with volume cake production, able to stack up to 30 individual cake layers a minute for round, quarter and half-sheet cakes. Typical cake production is usually for 2- to 4-layer cakes.
“Assuming a production rate of 10 cakes per minute, two people would normally be required for manual cake layer stacking in a high production facility,” says Andy Sigrist, special projects consultant. “The Cake Stacker reduces labor to one person responsible only for final adjustment of already assembled cakes.”