This section details John Hunt's main
product range. However, the list is only a limited
selection of the stock and services offered by the
to discuss your requirements, see the Contact
John Hunts also sell everything from pastry cases, dies,
baking trays to complete bakery workstation installations
with custom stainless steel fabrication.
Video clips and addition pictures of the equipment
are available in the Gallery
A new machine based on tried and trusted components. The unique 7 station
format enables a customer to use and control all the operations
from the front of the machine
making it very space friendly. The machine can be supplied
with a pastry depositor and automatic filler. Or these
units can be purchased separately and added to the machine
at a later date. In other words the degree of automation
can be adjusted to suit the needs of the client.
The machine requires a constant 6 bar compressed air
supply. The combination of hydraulics and pneumatics
gives the best of both worlds. Hydraulics give the
power and squeezing action essential for forming pastry
- whilst pneumatics give the
speed essential for modern production processes. All
operations are controlled by a powerful Mitsubishi
PLC, including diagnostics.
Capacity is 250 mm od. For smaller sizes twin headed
dies are available up to 125 mm od. Speeds are variable
depending on the size of product. Die changing is quick
and easy. No more than 2 minutes.
New in 2012, a pasty die set
is available as an option on the Auto Champion for higher
volume production. A depositor
can also be included to dispense the filling. See the new
video and contact the office for details.
Aero Champion is the newest of the John Hunt pneumatic
pie and tart machines and is available in single or 2 station
several important and useful features at a breakthrough
It has been designed as an entry level machine, between the Little Champion and the AM300 range. This machine is not as powerful as the AM300 range but is ideal for products up to 250 mm diameter x 30 mm deep. Twin headed dies can be fitted up to 120 mm diameter. As well as thermostatic temperature control, compressed air release system it can also be fitted with our clever container ejection system. This lifts the container from the base to enable easy removal by the operator.
This new pneumatic pasty/turnover machine
has a variable speed 3 station
indexing table. Combined with an optional Depositor, this gives
efficient and flexible production system. A Mitsubishi plc
control over the many useful features. This modern, attractively
designed machine is easy to maintain and clean.
Watch the video of
this machine in the Gallery. Please contact
full technical specifications and price listings. A manual
pasty machine is also available shown here. Back
to the top.
AL 400 is John Hunts most powerfull high speed,
fully adjustable 5 ton press for pies, tarts and flans
up to 300mm diameter to 380mm longest Side.
Production rates or 600 to 800 an hour have been achieved and the moulding die
temperature is thermostatically controlled with air
There are no painted surfaces and stainless steel is widely used. Ease or cleaning
was a major consideration In the design or this machine. An efficient safety
guard protects the operator and the machine runs off an air supply of 6 bar or
AM 300 is a pneumatic pie and tart machine available
in single or 2 station formats. This machine has
several important and useful features.
Die equipment can be transferred from existing Little and Medium Champion Crypto
Omatic Standard, Omatic Minor and Handamatic pie machines with only minor modifications
and can be fitted with an air release system.
Other common features includes thermostatic temperature control, adjustable dwell
at the bottom of the stroke and an efficient guard for the protection of the
user It has a capacity of up to 300mm diameter and double headed
dies up to 140 mm diameter.
The AM 300RT has a 2 station rotary Indexing table which allows the operator
to load and unload the next container during the production cycle, therefore
for vastly improved workflow. Full PLC control of many important features including
- speed of index, dwell time, pressure applied, duration of air blast, and air
pressure of container release system. Also as an optional extra our clever container
ejection system (for easy removal of containers by the operator) using compressed
The Hunt 8 Station semi automatic pie machine represents
all that is best in modern innovative design. It is
built with Hunt's legendary attention to quality and
hygiene and offers the added advantage of having 8 stations
(5 of which are permanently outside the guard) as opposed
to its competitors' 6 stations. This means that the
operator has 65% more time to load and unload the table
without reducing the overall potential production rate
of 1800 - 2000 pieces per hour.
The die equipment is electrically heated and thermostatically
controlled to ensure optimum working temperature and
is fitted with air release to prevent distortion of
the aluminium foil cases during the forming operation.
As with all Hunt machines, top priority has been given to ensuring ease of cleaning and safety or the operator. These machines have earnt the CE mark, indicating that definitive EEC safety standards have been met or exceeded.
Additional facilities include :
Variable speed control. Allows you to speed up or slow down the machine according
to the size or type of product being manufactured. Also this facility is necessary
if you want to link pastry dividing and /or product depositing.
Cam operated container ejection system (aids easy removal of the containers by
PLC control enables other features such as pastry dividing etc to be linked to
the machine. Ask for details.
The Champion range of machines is completely
hand operated (little and medium sizes) and can
produce up to 400
shells per hour. Higher capacities can be met with
semi automatic machines from the John Hunt range with
capacities up to 2000 shell per hour. The handed
are simple to use, so even completely unskilled
staff can carry out blocking operations. Change over
for different shapes or pie lids can be carried out
quickly and also requires no skilled
A wide variety of dies are available for use with hand
operated or semi automatic machines. so that an infinite
variety or shapes and sizes of pastry product or pie
can be made. Electrically heated hot process dies are
spring loaded to prevent "sticking" or containers
in the blocking operation.
To improve the presentation of products and at the same time increase production we have designed a number of inexpensive but really useful facilities that can be added to the standard machines.
1. Compressed air release system (requires inexpensive compressed air) The air system fulfills two purposes. First it helps release the container. Secondly (particularly with aluminium foil, card or paper containers) it prevents the underside of the container being distorted through suction. It holds the base of the container flat, which obviously improves the baking characteristics.
2. Container ejection system. Again using compressed air the container is raised from the base to make it easier to remove by the operator thereby increasing productivity.
All in all, the Champions provide a range of cost effective,
easy to use and highly versatile machines
hand operated pastry machines are specially designed
for the production of a wide range of pasties, such
as the famous "Cornish Pasty", and other items such as "Samosas" and fruit turnovers. As with the traditional "pie/tart" shape,
the pastry concept allows for any specialist market
to be catered for simply by varying the pastry recipe
Moulds for use with the Hunt pastry machine are manufactured in aluminium and dies or various styles and sizes are available up to 6 inches in length.
For over 50 years. Hunt Planetary Mixing machines
have earned an unrivalled reputation of reliability
These are heavy-duty machines with tooling and accessories
Main assemblies have been developed under the most strenuous
of operating conditions. Changes have been made only
when new materials and components have been proved to
be consistently better than those they are replacing.
Over 15,000 machines have been sold world-wide, and
like Rolls-Royce, most of these machines are still in
Service and parts availability are obviously critical
areas of concern in the decision-making process and
John Hunt have consistently scored very highly in these
Manufacture of new machines has been discontinued. We still offer a full service
for spare parts etc and continue to rebuild HUNT machines to the highest standard.
Generally machines are completely stripped, paintwork removed and then all the
castings are electroless nickel plated. This is corrosion free process which
is a considerable improvement on painted surfaces. We have all the facilities, "know
how" and spare parts to complete these machines to the highest standard.
As with all John Hunt machinery, safety was a major
consideration in the design process and the Planetary
mixers can be supplied with heavy-duty all stainless
Hunt Conveyor Pastry Rollers set new standards of performance
and reliability. Eye-catching paint free machine surfaces
enable staff to maintain the highest degree of hygiene.
Differential speed conveyor belts carry the pastry
effortlessly to and from the main rollers. The direction
of the belts
is instantly reversed by the control lever. The thickness
of the pastry sheet is clearly indicated on a graduated
scale A micrometer adjustment on the regulating handle
guarantees the exact pastry thickness you require.
attachments are available to enhance both the scope
of operation on these machines, as well as their general
use within the bakery. Stand model machines can be
equipped with provision for storage or baking sheets
under shelves for storage.
Ease of cleaning, ease or operation, contemporary good
looks, reliability, first class spares backup - the
right package for the modern, hygienic cost conscious
bakery/ food-processing environment.