In 2014, Dijko has installed three large croissant lines for a customer in China.
This line is equipped with a couple of novolties, which make it stand out compared to other lines:
- Tray size 1200x900 mm, 140 croissants/tray
- Three lane proofer with a capacity of 45 racks (810 trays)
- Large capacity of 75.000 croissants/hr on each line, total 225.000 croissants/hr
Layout of the installation
The installation is equipped with the following modules:
- 45 proofer modules, arranged in 3 lanes of 15 each
- 5 oven modules
- 5 cooler modules
- 2 U-transporters
- 1 loading tower, trays enter from the bottom
- 1 unloading tower, trays exit from the middle
Capacity of the installation
Each installation has a capacity of 75.000 croissants/hr. The total capacity of the three lines is 225.000 pcs/hr.
In 1954 the foundation was laid for a company which has proven to be successful in designing innovative oven-technology.
Drying of vacuum cleaner casings
The first Van Dijk oven was built for a company in The Hague called Van der Heem and was designed by the founder of the company, the late Gerrit van Dijk. The oven was used for the so called enameling (drying and hardening) of lacquer on vacuum cleaner casings. The oven made use of racks, which were pulled through the oven at a certain interval. These racks formed the bottom, the beginning and the end of the oven. It was a revolutionary oven, because it made use of circulating hot air, which went between the products. This way energy costs and time needed for the enameling were halved. During the entire history of this oven building company we will see progressive and energy-saving designs.