A dough hook is a mixer attachment which consists of a single hook which turns and folds the dough in the mixing bowl. The Dough Hook is used for kneading yeast dough such as: bread, coffeecakes, pizza dough, buns, pasta dough.
Made from cast aluminum, the dough hook easily kneads bread and other dough with an absorption ratio greater than 50% on low and medium speeds. Installation is as easy as can be by raising it onto the mixing axle and rotating clockwise until it locks in place. To remove for cleaning or attachment change, simply raise the agitator on the shaft until it clears the lock, rotate counterclockwise, and lower.
Why Cast Aluminum?
One of the most significant benefits of cast aluminum is that it creates lighter dough hooks—with powder coated surface finishing option than cast stainless steel. Aluminum can also withstand the highest operating temperatures. Moreover, cast aluminum is versatile, corrosion resistant; it retains high dimensional stability with thin walls and can also be used to produce cast aluminum flat beater.
Manufacturing Process: Low Pressure Die Casting
Since there are several casting methods available in aluminum casting, what is the right casting methods for dough hook? Gravity die casting, high pressure die casting or low pressure die casting? The answer is low pressure die casting. As its name implies, low pressure die casting is one of the die casting processes by pressing the cast aluminum alloy into molds under low pressure.
Low-pressure die casting (LPDC) is a common process used in foundries today to produce cast aluminum dough hooks. LPDC allows the achievement of cast aluminum dough hook with very good metallurgical quality. Advantages of LPDC include:
- High yield achievable (typically over 90%)
- Reduction of machining costs, thanks to the absence of feeders
- Excellent control of process parameters which can be obtained with a high degree of automation
- Good metallurgical quality, thanks to a slow, non-turbulent filling and controlled solidification dynamics, resulting in good mechanical and metallurgical properties of the castings, including low porosity.
Contact CFS Foundry
CFS Foundry can produce cast aluminum dough hook with powder coated finish. Common powder coated color can be white as shown in the image. After powder coating, the surface is smoother and more aesthetic.
Professional on aluminum casting, we can customize cast aluminum dough hook to meet the drawing’s specification. If you have an inquiry on your cast aluminum dough hook project, pls feel free to contact us!