Retail bakeries are always changing items with the seasons. Therefore, they need a depositor that will be versatile, according to Jim Fontaine, bakery field sales manager, Reiser, Canton, Massachusetts.

“Seeing that retail bakeshops are small, and most many don’t have maintenance personnel, this unit must be extremely dependable, and easy to operate, maintain, and clean,” Fontaine explains.

“The depositor must be mobile and take up little floor space, as most retail bakeries don’t have a lot of room to work with. Easy to load hoppers, quick cleanout when going from one variety to another or sanitizing due to allergens is a must. Easy to handle attachments with quick changeover time is also vital.”

Available from Reiser, both the Vemag HP1-B and Vemag 500 are perfect for small to mid-size retail bakeries. Both machines are very versatile and can be used to produce a wide range of products.

Both have a small footprint, are mobile, and accessories are easy to handle for changeover and cleaning. Both machines are small, robust, and dependable. The HP1-B is ideal for smaller bakeries looking to move away from hand portioning and into more automated production with precise portioning.

The Vemag 500 is more powerful and provides increased production. Gentle handling of the dough and inclusions, accurate scaling, fast and easy cleaning, and no divider oil needed are hallmarks of all Vemag depositors.

“And like everything Reiser sells, the machines are backed up by the best service and support in the industry,” Fontaine says.

Consumers are always looking for new things to try, so having a single depositor that can deposit soft bread dough, cookie dough, thick/thin batters, icings, etc. gives the retail baker an advantage in meeting those consumer demands, he adds. As consumer demands change, the Vemag allows bakers to easily change with them. 

“Reiser is unique in that we have a dozen bakery specialists on staff to help integrate our machines into our customer’s operation smoothly. Our specialists love to be on the floor helping customers maximize the ability of our equipment,” Fontaine says.

Portioning automation

For large operations, Unifiller, an innovative manufacturer in the food production technology, announces the launch of its latest machine, the Pro4000i. This heavy-duty food portioning depositor offers unmatched precision, efficiency, and versatility for food producers worldwide.

A culmination of Unifiller's decades of experience in portion automation and its commitment to delivering solutions that meet the evolving needs of the food production sector, this advanced machine boasts Unifiller's largest single deposit capabilities, a versatile range from 445 mL to 4440 mL, ideal for commercial kitchens, institutional catering, and other food manufacturing facilities.

The depositor is incredibly versatile, capable of clean depositing of relatively viscous to liquid products with and without particulates such as batters, sauces, delicate mousse fillings, pasta sauces, soups, deli salads and dairy products.

This machine boasts a remarkable depositing speed, up to 60 cycles a minute, reducing production time while maintaining consistent quality. It's perfect for fast high volume portion deposits where efficiency is crucial.

Unifiller understands the importance of minimizing downtime. The Pro4000i features the highest food safety design that simplifies maintenance and cleaning, keeping production lines running smoothly, longer.

Precision is paramount in food production, and this depositor delivers with exceptional accuracy, ensuring consistent product quality, and ensuring product integrity allowing particulates of up to 1.5".

Unifiller offers customization options to tailor the Pro4000i to your specific production needs, guaranteeing a seamless integration into your existing workflow. Use as a standalone machine, add nozzles, product cyclinders, heated hoppers or integrate with conveyor systems for a fully automated solution.

"We're excited to introduce the Pro4000i to the food production industry," said Sonia Bal, director of global marketing at Unifiller. "This innovative machine represents a significant step forward in our efforts to support the food processing industry, offering our customers the tools they need to increase efficiency, reduce waste, and produce high-quality food products. Available in both a low-level and a high-level models, the machine is a great fit for form, fill and seal lines or large tub/bag portioning.”