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Pick & Place Depanner


Cost-effective solution. Removing bread from bread pans in industrial bakeries. Bread needs to be removed at up to 8000 loaves an hour. The design needs to be robust and reliable as it is a critical part of the production. Reduce bread damages.

Solution: Bread Depanning Machine

  • A robust swing-arm type bread depanning machine was developed. This type of machine allows for minimal maintenance expertise.
  • The suction head with a negative pressure will pivot to a position over the bread pans where suction cups will suck the bread up and pivot over where the suction is then released and the bread is dropped on a parallel conveyor.
  • This type of machine is more reliable, less expensive, and more robust than other modern solutions.


  • CHW has produced and installed numerous bread depanning machines with great success. It is not uncommon for CHW depanning machines to run for 20+ years.
  • Increasing production capacity is usually the only reason for the replacement of such a machine.
  • Machines are usually replaced with the exact same machine but with upgraded production capacity.


  • Highly accurate pick-up and drop of bread
  • Low on maintenance
  • Highly reliable
  • Robust
  • Manually adjustable with only basic pneumatic skills
  • Minimal moving parts
  • Allows for high cycle times
  • Proven Capability
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