Rainbow Bakery Oven Control System

The Rainbow Control SystemThe client: a leading UK bakery equipment manufacturer

The brief: an oven controller enabling supermarkets to produce consistent baking results throughout their stores without the need for skilled supervision

The solution: a state-of-the-art oven control system based on extensive R&D effort, with an easy-to-use graphical user interface and powerful energy-saving features

The customer walking into a supermarket or bakery chain expects the products they buy to be the same whether the store is in London, Swansea or the Isle of Skye. Achieving this cost-effectively requires a highly automated system that allows the baking activity to be performed by unskilled operators.

Toucan’s Rainbow controller system set the standard when it was introduced in 2002, and the Rainbow 2 ‘Ecotouch’ release in 2010 extended these features with the latest state-of-the-art capabilities:

  • Colour touch-screen controller with a user-friendly graphical interface
  • Storage for up to 240 multi-stage bake programmes in up to 12 different categories
  • Voice prompt providing clear verbal instructions to the operator
  • 24/7 timer allowing precise control of pre-bake and baking cycles across the entire working week
  • Diagnostics tool providing clear visual reports on oven performance and status
  • USB or Ethernet update allowing easy upload of new recipes, software updates or graphical and sound designs
  • Sleep mode when idle, reducing energy consumption by up to 66%
  • Auto-shutdown after extended idle periods to further reduce energy loss