The Woody Stringer is a device that places a string type decoration on the top surface of confectionery and bakery products through the use of liquid such as chocolate or icings enhancing the appearance of these products. It can be mounted on either an enrober or a conveyor, depending on the needs.
All Stringers are custom-manufactured to fit any manufacturer’s production line. Customization depends upon factors such as width of the line, speed of the line, desired decoration, and materials utilized. Our goal is a turn-around time of 6-8 weeks on all orders.
For candy shops used to hand decorating, the Stringer drastically reduces enormous personnel and other expenses while re-gaining the total investment in just weeks through increased production and lower labor costs. Eliminates all need for hand stokers!
Manufacturers used to purchasing decorating equipment will appreciate not only the low upfront price, but that no temporing machine and no separate source of supply are required. These represent both a purchase price savings, as well as a savings in ongoing maintenance over the life of the equipment.
Possible Decorative Designs
Single loop & double loop designs
The basic Stringer model (called the Econo-Stringer) is capable of making zigzag decorations in thick or thin patterns on candies and baked goods. A single loop attachment for producing circles, ovals and slanted zigzags is available. Customers needing more complex designs, such as figure eight (8), tree bark, and cross-hatching, can purchase the double loop attachment.
Stringer Pattern Design Examples:
Some possible zigzag and single loop designs:
The zigzags (pictured above) can be adjusted to be fast or slow; large or small; thick or thin. All changes are made in less than 15 seconds simply by turning knobs.
The single loop designs (above) and double loop designs (below) are available with the addition of the appropriate attachment. Cross-hatching and lacing (pictured below) are also possible with the double loop attachment and an additional cross-hatching attachment.
Some possible cross-hatch and double loop designs:
Stringers can also be specially designed to create random designs.
Features of the Stringer include:
||Designs range from thick to thin, zigzags to curves, straight lines to loops, single to double loops. All designs are sharp, crisp and attractive and can be changed in less than 30 seconds.
||The chocolate for stringing can be pumped directly from the enrober. A separate supply source is not necessary
||A patented automatic self-cleaning strainer prevents the Stringer system from clogging with broken centers and solids from the enrober chocolate.
||Self-cleaning motor driven strainer. The motor driven strainer cleans the decorating material before it reaches the nozzle tube preventing blockages at the nozzle tube outlets due to hard particles.
||Only occasional attention from the operator is required. Simple construction results in simple maintenance.
||Easily transportable yet very durable.
||Every Stringer is custom designed to fit your enrober or conveyor installation perfectly and can be placed in position or removed by one person.
Standard Construction: Welded aluminum frame, stainless steel fittings and FDA approved tubing.
Special Construction: All stainless steel including frame and fittings, wash down construction available.
Power: Fractional horsepower motors furnished for Stringer and its chocolate or icing pump drives.Typical voltage - 120V, 50/60Hz or 230V, 50/60Hz, single phase. 480V three phase also available.
Size and Customized Features: The Woody Stringer is available in all sizes from a single row of products to belt widths of over 2 meters (78 inches). Every Woody Stringer is custom designed to meet the requirements of the client and the product to be decorated. Speed, nozzles and size is according to the client’s enrober or conveyor.
Optional Components: Single and double loop attachments, random gearboxes for random designs, and cross-hatching attachments for lace designs are available. An iron or stainless steel variable speed pump for supplying the Stringer can be ordered, as well as an optional supply kettle. Self-Purging (self-cleaning) nozzle tubes are also available and the Stringer can be provided with electrically heated hoses.