This is Macpan Australia’s Retailler pie machine in action
The macpan retailer pie machine can manufacture meat pies at an output speed of 1500 pies per hour.
Trays are manually fed to the machine and firstly pass under the bottoms pastry pin and pastry laid and then dragged onto the pie pallet. The pallet then passes under the tray forming station which impresses the pastry into the pie form. The tray emerges from the station and pastry is water misted to allow adhesion of the top pastry when applied.
The next step the tray indexes to the depositor station and each tin is filled with a measured quantity of meat. The next process the filled pie pallet travels under the tops pastry pin where tops pastry is laid on top, the pallet then passé through the trim where a pneumatic operated stamper/plate is pressurised against the pie pallet and the top pastry is crimped against the bottom pastry and trimmed around the pie tin. The tray then exits the machine and is manually de-scraped.