Draw Plate/Rack Oven – Batch
Industry: Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing (NAICS 3118)
Process Brief: Dough is heated to produce bread, cookies, and other baked products.
Energy source: Usually natural gas, but can also be propane and electric-driven
Energy Intensity: 125,000 -375,000 Btu/h
The draw plate or rack oven is one type of batch oven used by the bakery industry. Rack ovens are tall boxes made of stainless steel. A rack oven consists of a vertical baking chamber with baking racks that can accommodate up to 100 trays. The rack sits on a rotating turntable, assuring even baking. Computerized controls are used to regulate steam and baking cycles. Rack ovens are the preferred baking equipment of small to mid-sized bakeries, due to their compact design, superior temperature control, and high quality product output. Due to its compactness, bakers are able to install multiple units into a small space, which allows the capability to bake different varieties of products at the same time.
Types of Batch Ovens include:
Empire Bakery Equipment
1 C Enterprise Place
Hicksville, New York 11801-5356
Web site: www.empirebake.com
2057 East Aurora Rd.
Twinsburg, OH 44087
Web site: www.probake.com