Method of making tortillas

  • US 5,006,358 A
  • Filed: 01/03/1990
  • Issued: 04/09/1991
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/09/1988
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of producing tortillas comprising the steps ofpositioning groups of dough units on the upper surface of a conveyer belt that is traveling at a steady, pre-determined speed between the platens of a press which can be moved to and fro along the path of travel of said belt and the platens of which are moveable into and out of pressing relationship on dough units being carried by said conveyer belt,moving said press in the direction of travel of said conveyer belt at the speed of said belt,pressing said dough units into the form of tortillas between said platens while the speed of said press is maintained at the speed of the belt, andterminating the pressing action of said platens on said dough units.

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