At a previous employer, we bought a Univex divider/rounder. It was far from perfect, but well worth it. The rounder has since gone bad, but the divider carries on. 400-500 a day was the low end, upwards toward 1100-1200 for Fridays/Saturdays. It doesn’t really save any time, but it makes much better use of the time in terms of sheer repetitive motion. You still have to weigh the dough balls to be certain they are right. I still contend it was WELL worth it, and as I said, they are still using the divider. It was the rotary knife style, adjustable for a wide range of weight.
I agree that it might be over kill, i was looking at the s250 atcually.
The slowest part of doing our dough its the cutting weighing and balling. I just figured that a machine that can cut and ball and portion a batch of dough in about a minute would save us huge on labor.
how long does this machine take to clean? i was looking at just a divider but you still have to ball them before sheeting them seems to not quite be as worth it as the one that does all three
And i really really really hate making dough, i dont mind making 1 batch of dough but 7-10 sucks
I use the R900T rounder at both of my stores and feel that the divider rounder is not necessary. We mix 100Lbs of flour at a time and someone good at it can cut, weigh and tray the rounded dough balls just as fast as the mixer can mix the next batch. It’s been a long time since I used an A and M divider but what I remember is the hoppers are pretty high and difficult to get your dough into and the cutting is not really accurate/consistent.
hi is round o’matic same as scale o’matic? We have around her but we need a divider also, is round o’matic that you’re referring to just the divider?could you give me some specifics as far as the model number and the price, that would be greatly help us. Thank you
Is there dough hydration level where the machine does not work right? Our dough is 62% water and if memory serves me right it seems like the Scale O Matic guy told me that the dough couldn’t be above 60%
I know exactly what you’re talking about. We do have a rounder and we hate cutting and dividing by hand. I have not been able to find a divider anywhere online without the rounder. Were you able to find one or resolve the problem? Thanks
Love to find a rounder for 4k, I think I’ve seen them between 8-10k new. Hard to find used although the ones I’ve seen are around 5-6. Anyway, thanks for resurrecting this thread, it reminded me that I should seriously start to look for a roundomatic again.
Thanks. I’ve never used the Somerset rounder… I know they’re about half the price of the roundomatic. Any opinions on the Somerset rounder from someone that might have used one? New they’re not that far off the ebay price.