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Frequently Asked Questions

In this section we list questions and answers to inquiries we receive from prospective customers. Perhaps your questions are here. Feel free to browse these FAQ's. If your questions are still not answered please send us a FAX inquiry message (click here for the number), or send us an Email question. We'll answer it promptly.











Are Piemasters Designed for Home Use?
Yes and No. Piemaster™ machines are designed and constructed for heavy duty commercial service. They are hand made for long life and minimum service. Many of our hand Piemaster™ Machines are owned by homeowners who want the very best tool available and one that will make their tasks of making turnovers much easier. To these persons the commercial quality machine is an important addition to their kitchens and well worth the cost.

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Who Usually Buys Piemaster Machines?
Buyers of this type of equipment are business that feature HMR (home meal replacement) & MRE (meals ready to eat) foods like fast food stores, restaurants, school foodservice and sports programs, church societies, sports complexes, bakeries, hospitals, hotels, cafeterias, farm stores, grocery stores, convenience stores, governments - federal, state, and local, military installations, commissaries, collectives, caterers, home kitchens, and anyone else that needs to make a large quantity of turnovers per session. The definition of large quantity is entirely up to the person (s) making the turnovers. The machine model is selected by the volume of work being done or to be done.

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How Does the Manually Operated Machine Work?
The Piemaster™ Model MT-20 is operated by hand. First a piece of flattened dough (made on a dough roller or crust former) is prepared so that it is slightly larger than the mold size chosen for the product. The dough piece is placed onto the moldset so that the pocket space is fully covered. The filling is placed in the center of the dough. Then the handle is turned in a full circle. The moldset (two rolls) rotates inward (down and away) from the operator. During the rotation, the moldset will force the dough to conform to the size allowed in the moldset and it will wrap the dough around the filling as the moldset turns. The edge of the dough is closed and sealed. The edge pattern generally looks like a seal made with tines of a fork. However, custom patterns can be made to provide the customer with a special pattern. This requires a custom-made mold set. During the rotation of the moldset, the excess dough is cut away from the sealed edge. The finished product drops into the operator's hand when the moldset completes a revolution. The model MT-20 requires no normal maintenance.

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How Do I Get Spare Parts for a Piemaster Machine?
We have prepared a complete spare parts kit and a complete tool kit that is available for each SA-21 Piemaster™ This kit contains enough spare parts, wiring, tools and all of the components normally needed to operate the machine anywhere in the world for 3 years. A spare parts kit is not normally needed with the model MT-20 manually operated machine, but we do include extra screws and tools with each machine and a complete manual.

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How Do We Service a Piemaster Machine?
The machine is essentially maintenance free from general lubrication. All that is needed is to carefully clean the machine each day to maintain health and sanitation in the workplace. Each Model SA-21 shipment includes a detailed service and repair manual and a complete detailed servicing video tape that shows every step in the service and maintenance of the machine.

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Do We Need On-Site Installation and Training?
The model MT-20 Manually Operated Machine does not require installation services. Its instruction manual is quite simple to understand and easy to use. We recommend that the on-site installation service be ordered with the Model SA-21 Semi-Automatic machine. A factory installation person comes directly to your site, unpacks the machine and performs the training. Employees/Operators are trained how to use the machine to best advantage, how to modify filling settings, how to design fillings for best performance with the machine, how to clean and care for the machine on a regular basis and how to service and repair the machine. When the factory installer leaves the site, employees will be up and running the machine at a reasonable speed. As they work with the machine their production speed will increase faster when they have been pre-trained in how to achieve the most efficient use of the machine. On-site installation and training is one of the best investments you can make to assure that your employees are able to make the Piemaster™ perform at its design best.

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How Much Does On-Site Training Cost?
In the USA including Hawaii and Alaska, prices are listed in the price list section of this document. (See prices). Machines shipped to other countries are quoted on a separate written quotation. Generally, the cost for installation is the sum of the air fares for a two person team, plus hotel, ground transportation, food and other local expenses as they occur. Aaburco, Inc. pays the salaries,insurance and benefits for its employees while they are on an installation assignment. Usually, the installation team will visit on-shore USA locations and provide training for a 8-12 hours. Machines installed at out-of-the USA locations will usually involve a total of 7-8 days for travel and training. On arrival, the installation team will set up the machine and provide initial training similar to the USA. Then the team will leave the site and allow the new owners to experience the machine without the install team watching. The team will remain within easy phoning distance in case they are needed. After about 2-3 days of on-their-own practice, the install team will return for a review session and additional training as needed. When the new owners have been trained adequately, the install team will return home. They will leave behind complete service and repair manuals - One is in written form and the second is in video format. If language is a problem, the video can be watched by anyone and they can observe the service and repair of the machine machine.

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How Is the Model SA21 Controlled?
Model SA-21 is an electro-pneumatic machine. It consists of computerized timers to control its timed functions, pneumatic valves, switches and air motors to control its operation. Its major driving force comes from compressed air. An air compressor is used to power the machine after it is plugged into a wall socket for its electrical power. The SA-21 uses less than 2 amps at 115v and less then 1 amps at 230v. It can be setup to operate on both 50 and 60 hertz sources. Input voltage can be 220v or 115 volts. In the USA all machines are made for 115v-60 hz operation. If you have some other requirement, please contact the factory.

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What is a Moldset?
A moldset consists of two metal molds (sometimes called dies). One piece forms the front of a turnover while the back forms the underside of the turnover. The front piece is called a "crimp roller" and the back piece is the "backroll". It takes one crimper and one backroll to make a moldset. Moldsets have standard sizes. Aaburco, Inc. makes 24 different moldset sizes for its standard inventory.

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What if You Don't Have the Mold Size I Need?
Then we can make you a set of custom designed molds. Custom molds can be almost any size or design that can be accepted by the Piemaster™ . The pocket depth or width on the crimper or backroll can be varied. Special crimping patterns at the point of sealing can be ordered. You may request half-moon, or rectangular, square or triangular shapes. Full circle products are limited by the size of the Piemaster™ drive system. Contact the factory for assistance. We have specifications to help with design plans.

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Can Piemaster Form a Rope Twist Seal?
We can approximate your hand twist design but we can not exactly duplicate it. In most cases, we find that the rope twist style of closure has almost 2 times the dough volume that standard closures have. We call a closure a "crimp". It is very difficult to match these designs with our machines. It can be done if extra dough is added to crimp area at assembly time. The labor to do this makes the investment prohibitive. We have designed and fabricated a custom crimp seal that simulates a "looks-like finger twist" crimp. Customers who have purchased this design, find the results to be suitable to make their product. Contact Aaburco, Inc. for help with this type of problem.

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What Are Design Limitations for Custom Moldsets?
If you need a custom moldset consider that your design must fit onto a mold surface that moves about a fixed center of rotation. On a mold set we can use about 6" max of the curved surface. The maximum length of a mold set is dependent on which machine the moldset will be mounted. If a new mold design is to fit both the MT-20 and the SA-21 working spaces, then multiple constraints will have to be dealt with. Please feel free to contact us at Aaburco, Inc. Attn: Sales department, at any of the addresses listed in the Homepage and at the bottom of this section. We will apply our custom mold design expertise to help you with your specifications.

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How Much Do Custom Made Molds Cost?
Custom moldsets cost between $3900.00 USD and $5000.00 US Dollars. This cost can be less if we can accommodate your specifications by modifying standard to work with your product.

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What does the SA-21 Approximate Production Speed range mean?
Some 1990's vintage literature may show an approximate speed range of 800 to 1500 turnovers per hour for the Model SA-21. Current specifications and literature shows speeds up to 1500 turnovers per hour. The speed range was not a not a promise of production speed, but rather it is the speed range met and periodically exceeded by some of our customers. When Aaburco, Inc. builds a machine for a customer, its ultimate production speed is controlled by the Piemaster machine and the customer's production practices. A buyer, usually attends testing and adaptation of Piemaster to make the customer products. It is important to note that it is not our intention to change your products. But some times it is necessary, with your permission, to modify your products so that they will work well in the SA-21. It is always your choice whether these changes can be made to your products. In our kitchen we examine, with our customer, the capabilities of the Model SA-21 to handle and produce our customer's turnover. A great many factors will control the final production speed for a Model SA-21 machine. Some of these factors are: filling consistency and viscosity, filling temperature, filling ingredients and particle size, amount of filling to be deposited per cycle, mold size, dough size, dough piece availability (the dough peel must be readily available to the operator), dough consistency, number of support personnel assisting the primary operator, operator experience with the machine, and many, many more factors. In our test kitchen we look at as many of these variables as possible and try to work out ways to improve production ability for your products. Keep in mind that the production speed range we suggest is what may possible for you to achieve, not a guarantee of what you will achieve. But, you can take comfort in the fact that many of our customers over the past 27 plus years have produced 10,000 to 12,000 turnovers in a single shift. They achieve this production level by creating products and procedures that take advantage of the SA-21's unique capabilities. Your products and your willingness to adapt your product to high speed production will ultimately control your production speed. Piemaster Model SA-21 machines sales usually include installation in your facilities. During installation, our engineer will work with your employees and teach them some of the techniques to increase production speed. Aaburco, Inc. has worked with many users of the machine over the past 27 years. We will gladly share our knowledge with you and your employees. This information plus practice enables your employees to learn operations of the Piemaster quickly. Their practice with the machine and time will help you speed up operations to yield high performance for the SA-21. Aaburco, Inc. provides call-in advise whenever you need it during your start-up of a new installation. Aaburco, cannot control how you operate the machine inside your facility. Only you can do this!

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Can My Needs Be Met Without the Expense of Custom Molds?
Yes. If you have a little flexibility in your design thinking, we often times can adapt a standard set of molds to accommodate special sizes or conditions. We have 24 standard size moldsets in our system. Each mold set has a backing roll and a crimping roll. Often we can mix and match different backing rolls to different crimping rolls and make a special size to fit your needs. If the vertical size in the rolling direction is too wide for your products, but the horizontal size is correct, we can re-machine a set of standard molds to modify the width to meet your requirements. Using these techniques, we can make more than 75 combinations with our 24 standard mold sizes.

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My Turnovers Are Wide but Lightweight. How do You Handle This?
When the filling weight is called out on our mold selection guide, it is specifying the maximum average total weight you might expect the moldset to hold. If your filling is lighter than the maximum, you can use the mold set easily.

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Can Turnover Air Entrapment Be Controlled With the Model SA-21?
We solve this problem with a "flat backroll". Many of the Piemaster™ mold sets have pockets or depressions in the front (crimper) and back rolls. The pockets are there to allow the dough to pull back and fill a space that will eventually form the back side of the turnover. When you need less volume in a large turnover with a small filling weight, order the flat back roll with the machine order. This roll has no pocket and effectively reduces the volume inside the turnover.

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How Do I Make A Turnover Lay Flat On the Pan?
When the seam needs to be flat on the pan, order a flat backroll. The absence of the pocket in the backroll, assures a product that will lay flat on the cooking pans.

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How Soon Can I Expect Shipment of an MT-20 Piemaster?
We usually ship the Manual Turnover machines within 24 hours of order. In an unusual situation where off-shore documentation is required, shipments can be delayed. Single or multiple unit shipments are usually shipped by UPS in the USA while export shipments are shipped by customer specified methods (ie airfreight, drop ship to a US destination, or shipment to a forwarder). Please feel free to ask us for help with your shipping needs at any time.

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Can I Buy Just One Machine from the Factory?
Yes. Our factory is dedicated to prompt, quality, customer service. We also have multiple unit purchase programs for re-sellers and single sales to individuals. It is our pleasure to work with you on your needs. Feel free to contact us by mail, telephone, FAX, or E-Mail.

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Will the SA-21 Work With My Fillings And Dough?
Generally the Semi-Automatic Piemaster™ will work with most fillings. It is adaptable to many different textures and consistencies of filling product. The pumping devise is an auger with 1.5" (38 mm) spacing that allows the pumping system to push chunky and heavy fillings. Accuracy of the deposit will depend upon how uniform the mixture is. Coarse and chunky fillings will not deposit as accurately as well blended and uniformly chopped or cut ingredients. The best way to determine what we can do for you is to submit your fillings and dough to a test in our test kitchen. It is possible that the mixtures (fillings) that you can use in a hand operation will not work in an automated depositor system. In our test kitchen we look at your fillings and evaluate what changes, if any, would be necessary to maximize production speeds. We will do this using the model SA-21 with your fillings and dough. Your will always be in control of modifications that we recommend. If we suggest a finer grind for your fillings as a way to improve flow through Piemaster, we always suggest it as a way to improve production performance. If this not acceptable to you and or your customer, you should inform us during the test kitchen work. It is never our intention to change your product. We are here to adapt our machine to your product. However, if the SA-21 machine can make your product with modifications to your fillings or dough, we would like to show you the procedure that we would suggest that will take best advantage of the model SA-21 capabilities. You always retain final approval of your product made on our machines.

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Will the Model SA-21 Allow Hand Additions of Ingredients?
Yes. The SA-21 Piemaster™ is adapted to safe additions of extras though the Deposit-And-Wait system. Normally after the filling is deposited onto the dough, the filling head shuts off and the molds automatically roll inward and down, thus forcing the dough to wrap around the filling. With our deposit and wait system activated, standard on the Piemaster™ Model SA-21. the filling is deposited, the filling tube shuts off and the moldsets do not turn. They wait for a signal. Each deposit is initiated by depressing 2 buttons simultaneously. After the deposit drops the machine interrupts its deposit mode and waits for another depression of the (2) start buttons. This manually controlled interval allows insertion of extra ingredients or adjustment the filling drop position. This technique is designed to keep fingers out of the moldsets when the timers are functioning. After the additions are made, the two buttons are pushed again and the machine completes the assembly of the turnover.

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How Do I Operate the Model SA-21 Piemaster?
To begin the operations, the hopper over the top of the moldset is filled with filling ingredients. A piece of dough is placed onto the waiting moldset and then the two start buttons are depressed simultaneously. This begins the filling and folding cycle. Five (six on some model variations) timers come standard with the Model SA-21 Piemaster™ . Each timer controls special valves and switches that operate the fill system and turnover systems. Filling weight is controlled by the timed filling depositor unit. The timer is accurate to the nearest 1/100th of a second. This allows very accurate deposit timing. Following the drop, the timers apply a water spray to the sealing area (water spray can be on or off.) Then the molds turn inward and down. This forces the dough to be wrapped around the filling. Fork-like marks are embossed into the dough as it passes past the teeth on the crimper surface of the moldset. Excess dough is trimmed away as the rolling continues. The completed turnover is dropped from the die set directly onto a conveyor that moves the turnover about 6" away from the moldset. Each revolution of the moldset moves the conveyor and makes room for an additional turnover on the belt. Usually a helper, at the output end of the conveyor, removes the finished turnovers and places them onto baking or freezing pans.

When the filling and folding process has completed one cycle, the timers are reset to the start point where they are ready for the next turnover. All timers are fully controllable by the operator. The deposits are accurate to about +/- 2% for most well mixed fillings.

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Will My Manual Machine Molds Fit Onto the SA-21?
You may transfer the moldset from the Model MT-20 directly to the model SA-21. Every moldset is designed to be interchangeable within sizes, and between the two machine models as long as the moldset was purchased from Aaburco, Inc. for an MT-20. Older PM-3 machines and machines made by others cannot move their molds from the manual machine to the SA-21 machine.

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I Have An Older Model Pie Machine. Will New Molds Fit My Machine?
Yes. All Piemaster™ moldsets can be fitted to any other old or new Piemaster™ ? If you have one of these older machines, specify the model or describe the machine. Once we know the make or model of Piemaster™ that you have, we will supply adapters with the moldset so they will fit your machine. Piemaster molds fit some competitors machines also, but competitors molds will not fit Piemaster™ machines.

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How Long Have Piemaster Machines Been Manufactured?
The original Piemaster™ was invented by Mr. William Brooks more than 50 years ago. We purchased the Piemaster™ from Mr. Brooks over 30 years ago. Piemaster™ turnover machines have been made continuously for more than 50 years. When the design was first released only two sizes of molds sets were available. Today, we have 26 mold sizes in standard inventory and they can be mixed and matched to make more than 75 combinations. There are copies and imitation machines on the market but there is only one Piemaster™ . And, it is made,.sold and serviced by Aaburco, Inc.

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Do either of the Piemasters Contain Plastic Parts?
Plastics are not used in the Piemaster™ Model MT-20, MT-20E, or the Piemaster™ Model SA-21. The Piemaster™ machines contain stainless steel and food grade aluminum.

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What Does "Piemasters Are USDA Approved" Mean?
In the U.S.A, machines intended for use in meat processing plants require the approval of a federal agency before installation and use. The agency inspects the equipment, its design, its sanitary characteristics, its ease of cleaning without special tools and its mechanical and electrical safety. Both the Model MT-20 and the Model SA-21 Piemaster™ machines and Piemaster™ Dough Rollers have received this approval rating.

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Do Model SA-21 Piemasters Roll Out Dough Sheets?
The Piemaster™ model SA-21 is a Semi-Automatic filling and folding machine that uses flat pieces of dough. Users of this machine need to provide pre-rolled pieces of dough to the Piemaster™. The dough needs to be flattened or rolled to a thickness of 1/16" (approximately) before delivery to the moldsets on the machine. Each piece of dough should be large enough to cover the cavity in both mold halves completely. One piece of dough must overlap both cavities. The dough can be round or square or of random shape. The only constraint is that it cover the molds. The Piemaster™ moldsets incorporate a trimming edge to remove excess dough from the finished turnover. Trimmed dough can be recycled back into the mixer with a fresh dough batch or may be blended with dough not yet flattened or rolled.

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What Other Equipment Do You Recommend With Piemaster?
Aaburco, Inc. will be happy to help you select the exact equipment you need to set up your own bakery/food prep area. Generally, you will need a mixer and weighing equipment for portion control, something to divide the dough into pieces for sheeting or rolling, a rolling or sheeting machine, the Piemaster™ Model SA-21, sheet pans for baking or freezing and cooking and packaging equipment. Refrigeration is also needed. Many other pieces of minor equipment and supplies are needed. You will also require the tools to prepare your fillings. Piemaster™ Model DR10 and DR16 Dough Rollers are excellent companion machines that work well with the Piemaster™ Model MT-20 turnover machines

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Can I Get By Without All of the Suggested Equipment?
To begin production we recommend that you purchase the Model MT-20 Piemaster™. You could purchase prepared, frozen dough from a bakery supply house, and eliminate the mixer, the dough divider and the crust roller. But you will have to give up your personal dough recipe and accept the commercially made product. You will still need cooking equipment for frying, baking or boiling and cooling/freezing and packaging equipment. When you are ready to begin any kitchen project that involves a Piemaster™, please contact Aaburco, Inc. at the address on the bottom of every page on this website. We look forward to working with you.

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Is There A Way to Evaluate Investment Cost Recovery Time for a Piemaster?
Yes there is and yes you may use labor savings. There are many ways to determine your rate of return on a Semi-Automatic Piemaster™ machine. Here is one scenario.

A customer has approached us regarding the fine apple turnovers that we make by-hand in our store. They want buy a large quantity of turnovers. We have estimated that we will have to make 6400 turnovers each day to meet the delivery requirements of our customer. Our study will tell us what method of production is the most cost effective and profitable by comparing hand-made turnovers with the Manual Model MT-20 Piemaster™ and the Model SA-21 Semi-Automatic Piemaster™ .

In this example we assume a labor rate of $7.00/hr (US$) including taxes and benefits. Using this labor cost, it is possible to evaluate how long it will take to recover a purchase by comparing the price of $30,000 US$ for the SA-21 Piemaster™, and the price of $1000 USD for the MT-20 manual Piemaster™ against hand labor. Also assume a volume need of 6400 turnovers per day
  • Turnovers made by hand - Using no machinery, a very skilled person can make 50 turnovers/hour and about 400 turnovers in an 8 hr. day. At $7.00 per hour the labor cost is $56.00 per day or about $0.14 per turnover made. Assuming that the SA-21 Piemaster™ needs to produce at least 800 turnovers per hour in this example to reach the needed 6400 turnovers in an 8 hr. shift. It will take 16 employees to hand-make 6400 turnovers each day. If 16 workers using their hands can actually sustain an 800 turnover per hour rate, the cost for 16 employees for the day will be $896.00. With so many workers, it is necessary to have at least one supervisor to keep things moving. Add one worker (at the same low $7.00/hr wage) and this bumps the cost for 6400 turnovers to $952.00. Each turnover then has (by hand ) a labor cost of $.15

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What is the Rate of Return on MT-20 vs Hand Labor?
  • Turnovers made by Piemaster™ Model MT-20 Manual Machine. This time we'll use trained employees who know how to use the Piemaster™ machine. A trained employee can make 3-5 turnovers per minute. This totals 180 to 300 turnovers/hr. We'll assume that with stoppages for various reasons our employees can only make 200 turnovers/hr. Assume the same wage per hour as the example above. One hand operated Piemaster™ would make about 1600 turnovers in an 8 hr. shift. But four employees can make 6400 turnovers with 4 Piemaster™ machines each day. Four employees would cost $56.00 each or $224.00 for the days work. 6400 turnovers are made at a labor cost of 3.5’ each, or about 1/5 of the cost of making them by-hand. And, with the differential savings of $728.00 per day achieved by using 4 hand operated PieMasters, the machines will be paid for in just 5 days. ($952.00 by hand - $224.00 by MT-20).

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What is Rate of Return on SA-21 vs Hand Labor and Model MT-20?
  • Turnovers made by Piemaster™ Model SA-21 Semi-Automatic Machine. One well trained operator can run the Model SA-21 Piemaster™ and make 800 or more apple turnovers per hr. (It possible to achiever as high as 1000 to 1500 apple pies per hr. with a well trained crew.) In our example above we have a requirement for 6400 turnovers per day. One operator working alone will not need a special supervisor on hand to direct just him or her. A supervisor may be in the area supervising many operations so we'll assign 20% of a supervisors cost or $11.20 (20% of $56.00/day cost of supervisorial labor). For one operator the cost is $56.00 per day and for the supervisor we add $11.20. Total Labor cost for 6400 turnovers from the Model SA-21 is $67.20. This cost breaks down to an astounding labor cost/per turnover of $0.0105 USD About 1’ per turnover (One penny (US currency)). If two operators were needed the cost would still be just $0.0193 each (about (2’) labor per turnover).
  • Savings achieved. If 6400 turnovers were made every day at this cost of $0.01 per turnover we would save almost $0.14 (14’) per turnover over hand made. (15’-1’). This savings per turnover translates into $953.60 of savings per day at a production rate of 6400 pcs per day.


Apply that savings to the $30,000 cost for the SA-21 Piemaster™ and the machine will return its original investment in 31.5 days. Imagine you will pay for the machine in labor savings in just a little over one month. Use 2 operators and it will take a little over 60 days to recover the entire cost. You may or may not realize savings like this in the same manner. The point here to say that a machines in the $30,000 price range can be an effective investment and, through labor cost savings, pay for itself in a reasonable period of time. To see these possibilities, we have prepared a pair of R.O.I. (Return On Investment) charts that show times to recover costs for a Piemaster™ Semi-Automatic Turnover Machine at various daily/weekly production rates. Click on this link to view the ROI charts

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How Long will it take to recover the cost of a PieMaster™ Model MT-20 or a Model SA-21 Semi-automatic machine if I only need to make 1000 turnovers per day?
Use the same wage rate of $7.00/hour and hand production of 400 turnovers per hour. Here you need 2.5 workers at a cost of $56.00 per day each .Cost for 2.5 persons is $140.00. The labor cost is still 14’ per turnover made. With the hand-operated Model MT-20 Piemaster™ one operator, working at 200 pieces per hour, could make the 1000 turnovers in about 5 hours. At a cost of $7.00 per hr the 1000 pieces would contain $35.00 of labor. The labor cost is 3.5’ each. The amount saved is $.14 - $3.5 = $.105 (10.5’) per turnover. 1000 turnovers would deliver $105.00 savings each day. If the Piemaster™ Model MT-20 costs $1000.00, the savings will pay for 3 (one for each operator) Piemaster™ machines in less than 1 month. The Piemaster™ Model SA-21 will easily produce 1000 apple turnovers in 1.5 hours or less. Labor for 1.5 hrs @ $7.00 per hour is $10.50. This means that 1000 apple turnovers contain a little over 1.05 cents labor per turnover. Using 1.1’ labor to compute the cost of labor per turnover from a Model SA-21 machine and 15’ for a hand made product the savings per turnover will be 13.9’ per turnover. This is a savings of $139.00 US per 1000 turnovers. If daily production remains at 1000 turnovers per day, it will take approximately 216 days (7.2 months) to recover the cost of the Piemaster™ Model SA-21. view the ROI charts

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My Fillings are Chunky. Can Piemaster Handle This?
The Model SA-21 machine with its 10 gallon (37.85 liter) capacity can handle almost any type of filling, except those that are very watery or those with oversize and very large chunks of solids. It can pump watery fillings that have been reformulated to be thick when pumped and become liquid again after cooking. Your fillings are tested in our factory with each machine that we sell. We can adapt several features on the model SA-21 Piemaster to make it pump your fillings efficiently. We modify the transmission gear ratio on the auger motor system that is located on top of the cone (see photos & advertising materials). This can make the pump unit deliver thin fillings rapidly or thick fillings slower. So far we have found only one filling that we could not pump. If we do find this problem we will endeavor to help you modify your fillings or we will try to modify our machine to take care of the problem.

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With What Precision Can the Model SA-21's Deposit My Fillings?
Timers can pump fillings at an accuracy of 0.01 sec. Fillings are deposited by setting the filling timer to the needed pumping time. Sometimes it is necessary to experiment with the time settings to determine the exact setting that will deliver the correct amount of filling. Chunky fillings that are not uniform will impair the machine's ability to deliver accurate filling weights. The more homogeneous a filling is the easier it is to control the fill accuracy. Normally, even the chunky or not thoroughly mixed fillings can be dropped with an acceptable accuracy for most turnover needs.

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