The DAP model depositor uses motorized finger devices to sprinkle an even layer of topping ingredients over the muffins or pizza bases, and can be fitted with product-loading and recovery conveyors that optimize automation and minimize waste.
The versatile DAP depositor from GEA is designed for topping American- or Italian-style pizzas with diced ingredients such as cheese, ham or vegetables. It is also ideal for depositing toppings, from raspberries to streusel, on cakes.
The DAP model depositor is usually fitted to the processing line after the tomato depositing system, to add further ingredients to the pizza. The unit comprises a C-shaped frame on which a belt is mounted and where the product is loaded. Motorized finger devices sprinkle a uniform layer of topping ingredients over the pizza bases. Topping distribution can either be made over the whole of the base by waterfall deposition, or a movable mask can be fitted so that ingredients are added to just the centre of the pizza, leaving the edge uncovered, as in Italian-style pizzas.
Ideally suited to high capacity production, the DAP unit can be fitted with product-loading and recovery conveyors that reduce the need for operator intervention.