Baking & Snack - August 2018 - 104
TSA also supplies batter mixing systems to match its griddles, and precision is always
top of mind in the design.
Efficiency is everything
Uniformity is a critical factor
in waffle production.
Specialty items, especially those in
which the formulation is a factor, can
often come with cooking considerations.
"A lot of these formulas can be more difficult to run," Mr. Niemczyk said. "They don't cook out as
quickly, so that slows down the production rate."
TSA griddles are natural-gas fired and have a serpentine design that folds back over on itself inside an insulated housing. "This way, we actually get triple use out of
the heat from the burners," Mr. Niemczyk said, noting
that the first pass goes directly over the burner at more
than 3,000°F, and then the gas heat passes the plates two
more times before heading up into the exhaust. "It's an
efficient system," he said.
Efficiency isn't all about timing, though. Efficient bak-
ing for waffles and wafers can also provide energy savings. Franz Haas Machinery of America's Eco oven is
equipped with a modified heating system that's designed
with a single-burner zone and convection principle. "The
system can save up to 70% gas consumption compared
with a regular gas-heated oven," said Patrick Lamprecht,
global business development sales, Franz Haas. The system also comes with remote-controlled heating adjustment to control individual zones via the HMI.
Griddle plates aren't known for speedy changeovers,
and bakers typically maintain their runs anywhere from
one to several weeks at a time. To keep things moving
as fast as possible, TSA supplies extra sets of moulds for
certain designs. "We also supply a small electric crane
device that assists in changing out the plates and a system to store them safely when not on the griddle," Mr.
To most effectively maximize heat circulation, Tromp
Group supplies ovens heated by both gas and electric.
"This allows us to offer energy recirculation and reuse
the heat," Mr. Doornbos said.
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