Industrial Bagel Forming Equipment

Thompson Bagel Machine
 The World Leader in Bagel Forming Equipment Producing the
 Finest Artisan Style Bagels in the World for More Than 55 Years

 

  

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NO BELT TO WEAR OR REPLACE
Thompson: FDA approved long life forming "cups" fastened to a chain are used to form a smooth and consistent bagel. Service life of the chain is approximately five years. Service life of the cups is a minimum of five years. More information about our new Evolution Cup.
Competition: A wide flexible belt tightly stretched between two pulleys and drawn through a cylinder causes friction and will wear out every 6 to 12 months. This may be considered a health hazard as the belt particles enter the dough. In addition, dough impregnated into the belt fibers will cause mold if not properly cleaned. Another maintenance concern is that dough can get between the pulleys and the belt and cause misalignment.
EASIER CLEANING
Thompson: Forming cups are practically maintenance free and self cleaning. The divider system requires daily cleaning.   
Competition: Regular cleaning of the belt and pulley system is required to prevent misalignment of the belt. The divider system requires daily cleaning.
ACCURATE DOUGH PIECE WEIGHT
Thompson: On divider equipped systems, a variable speed self-regulating system is used to draw the dough into the divider. This places less burden on the baker because the dough strip need not be precisely sized. Accurate dough piece weight is assured with this system.
Competition: Uses an on/off regulating system to draw the dough strip into the divider. This requires that the dough strip be precisely sized in order to obtain consistent dough piece weight.
QUALITY AND DURABILITY
Thompson: Thompson Bagel Machine was founded in 1961 and it will always be our philosophy to engineer and build the highest quality equipment.  The quality and durability of our machines have been proven for over 37 years.  Our machines have rolled more quality bagels than anyone else's.  Many Thompson machines that are over 25 years old are in current operation.  Replacement part sales are nearly non-existent.
Competition: These machines are designed for low initial cost but require higher maintenance.  Belt replacements and other spare parts are a primary part of the business for manufacturers of these machines.  Not withstanding the additional expense, higher labor costs are also associated with these machines, as has been the case since their introduction to the industry in 1975.
OTHER USES
Thompson: The Thompson single bank system (1B-H-D) easily converts to divider only mode. This is convenient for small bakeries that require dough dividing for purposes other than bagel forming.
 

 

 

 

 

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