The Thomas L. Green Rotary Cutting Station accurately and continuously cuts discrete product shapes out of a single dough sheet. An integrated conveyor system moves product through – and is pressured against – a rotating die assembly. Operators can adjust the pressure on the dough sheet during operation to ensure a thorough cut and consistent piece production. A scrap removal system may be mounted on the discharge end of the machine. Edge and web scrap dough are removed and discharged from the machine and can be re-routed to the dough handling system for reuse. The gap between the conveyor and die roll and the pressure exerted on the conveyor belt is adjustable. Dough sheet thickness is typically between .89mm (.035″) and 1.65mm (.065″) prior to cutting, but thicker sheets may be accommodated via factory customization.
Rotary Cutting Stations may be designed with two die rolls in series with one another. These can be used in the same production run for complex shape adjustment or they may be used independently for different products on the same line. Single roll Rotary Cutting Stations are available and all rolls are easily and quickly changed for increased product flexibility and decreased production down time.