The Lincoln Class H Micro-Stepping conveyorized toaster is equipped with a patented control technology resulting in superior toasting and productivity performance.

Project Summary

Industry

Food Service

Location

Fort Wayne, IN

Business Situation

Lincoln Foodservice Company approached Occam Technology Group for help designing hardware and sensory control systems for the 8005 Front Return Toaster.

Technical Situation

The 8005 Front Return Toaster is equipped with a patented control technology resulting in superior toasting and productivity performance.

Solution

Occam Technology Group performed hardware/firmware design and development of UI, sensor, thermal, power and motion control systems. 

Benefits

We used design engineering tools and hardware development to create a product that maintains a consistent intensity level of the heating elements regardless of input power fluctuations.

Services

  • Design engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Sensory Design

Motor Control Systems for Front Return Toaster

Lincoln FoodService Company is owned by Welbilt, Inc. Welbilt Inc. produces and sells world-leading product solutions in the foodservice equipment sector. Their products offer reliable durability to ensure high-quality meals for customers. This equipment produces meals at a high volume and focuses on stability and long-lasting strength.

Occam Technology Group was approached by Lincoln to perform hardware/firmware design and development of UI, sensor, thermal, power and motion control systems. The 8005 Front Return Toaster is equipped with a patented control technology resulting in superior toasting and productivity performance. Once set, the control ensures that the intensity level of the heating elements is maintained at a constant level regardless of input power fluctuations. Also, the conveyor belt speed is automatically adjusted to allow a 99% consistent product look, feel, texture and taste, independent of voltage fluctuations and load conditions.

After developing these sensors and finalizing the appropriate regulations, the 8005 Front Return Toaster was able to be released to the market. We were able to come up with a solution that passed regulations and produce a machine that did all the things they needed done.