LAMINATOR: The laminating line for industrial dough sheet production

Gentle dough processing for a wide range of applications

When a dough sheet is formed and laminated, it is crucial to maintain the already developed structure of the dough – even when processing large amounts and natural dough.

The FRITSCH LAMINATOR reliably processes the whole range of different dough types: from short dough to puff pastry, Danish and yeast dough through to the soft dough types of modern, rustic bakery products such as baguettes or ciabatta bread. The SoftProcessing technology processes all dough types very gently. Starting from forming of the dough sheet to laminating and stress-free sheeting through to the transfer to the make-up line – the components of the laminating line lay the foundations for the excellent quality of the resulting final products. The laminating components allow for 4 to 144 layers – depending on the line configuration and the number of folding systems.

The LAMINATOR can be cleaned very easily and quickly due to its coated surfaces, efficient scrapers, hygienic stainless steel design, removable flour containers, quick release mechanisms on all conveyor belts and the removable folding channels. Moreover, one single person can operate it using its central control via a touchscreen.

  • Uniform dough sheet
  • Huge range of applications
  • Gentle dough processing
  • Easy handling
  • Hygienic design

Information on the LAMINATOR

Tecnical data, advantages and options

Table width700 mm, 900 mm, 1,100 mm, 1,300, 1,500 mm
Belt speedup to 15 m/min
Dough capacityup to 5,000 kg/h (depending onconfiguration, product type and environment)
Layersup to 12 layers per folding unit
  • Continuous dough sheet production at the highest quality level
  • Gentle working method to maintain the dough structure
  • High capacity
  • Huge range of applications due to the possibility to process very different types of dough
  • Short retooling times and quick product changeovers
  • High automation comfort by customised production programmes which can be opened as required
  • Quick and easy operation
  • Comfortable data backup by USB interface
  • Long service life due to its robust stainless steel design
  • Easy to clean due to its hygienic design and good accessibility









  • Dough infeed belt to the dough sheeter DS
  • Dough pre-portioner for automatic feeding of the dough sheeter DS
  • Infeed table for fat blocks
  • Thinner final dough thicknesses using a second calibrating head
  • Dough sheeter TBP and dough portioner for automatic feeding in section 3
  • Switch cabinet: stainless steel
  • Block production with guillotine






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Dough sheeter


  • Very gentle working method
  • Very uniform dough sheet


Sandwich folding system


  • Centred further processing of the dough sheet
  • Centred closure of the dough sheet
  • Coated guiding sheets
  • Takes up little space



Satellite head


  • Gentle reduction of the dough-fat-dough sandwich
  • Anti-adhesive coated rollers
  • Infeed side with motor-driven pressing roller
  • Roller cleaning with brush and scraper



Cross roller


  • Generates the corresponding dough sheet width          
  • Eliminates potential tension in the dough
  • Hygienic toothed belt drive which works quietly


Calibrating head


  • Uniform and structure-preserving reduction to the desired final dough thickness
  • Reduction degree for puff pastry and Danish pastry at 1:2
  • Optional integration of a second calibrating head for very thin premium quality


Folding station


  • Perfectly uniform layering
  • Anti-adhesive coating of the folding channel
  • Adjustable folding speed, width and position
  • Openable folding channel facilitates cleaning