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RBS introduces ‘game changer’ for better-for-you baked pita chip producers

By Gill Hyslop contact

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RBS's new system creates healthier baked pita crisps, along with other varieties of baked snacks. Pic: RBS
RBS's new system creates healthier baked pita crisps, along with other varieties of baked snacks. Pic: RBS

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Reading Bakery Systems (RBS) has introduced a new pita chip production system that produces baked, split pita chips, as well as a variety of other baked crisp snacks.

The fully automated line employs RBS’ Multi‐Crisp Technology, which allows the production of a variety of wheat, potato and corn masa flour crisps on one system.

The developer’s Multi-Crisp System has the flexibility to integrate batch or continuous mixing, minimising the time between the mixer and sheeter. Minimal time between mixing and baking is critical for consistent thin, crisp production.

The standard system includes a 3- Roll Sheeter, Gauge Roll, Optional Rippled Gauge Roll, Rotary Cutting Station, and Spectrum Oven and Dryer system.

The new pita chip addition ramps up the line, with an additional multi‐pass proofer, pita dicer and a high heat application during the baking process to produce a new baked pita chip. It also incorporates a convection oven and dryer, which together with the multi-pass proofer, create an efficient solution that delivers consistent quality within a relatively small floor space.

The flexible line can also produce cracker crisps beyond pita chips, by bypassing the proofer and pita dicing steps. It is available with batch or automated continuous mixing systems, depending on the level of automation needed by the snack producer.

RBS_Pita Chip Line Rendering

RBS’ Multi-Crisp System can produce between 250-1000 kg/hr of finished product – depending on the number of oven sections after the dough sheeting equipment; throughput capacity increases as oven zones are added.

A new way to produce baked pita chips

“We are really excited about this new production process, as snack manufacturers are always seeking equipment flexibility to maximise production capabilities,” ​said Shawn Moye, VP of Sales for RBS.

“We’ve developed a new way to produce baked pita chips on a system that can also create multi‐crisp products.

“It’s a gamechanger for manufacturers that want to innovate their snack portfolio.”

To learn more about the new pita chip production system, register for our upcoming virtual

Reading Bakery Systems (RBS) develops innovative baking and process systems capable of producing a wide range of snacks, along with continuous mixing solutions for the food industry and oven profiling and consulting service.

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