In addition to all-in-one noodle-making machines, Yamato offers single-task machines such as single-task mixers, a Noodle Cooker & Aging Machine.
Mixing/kneading is the single most critical step in noodle-making because of it determines the taste and the texture of the noodles. The ratio of water to flour, salt and other ingredients as well as environmental factors like room temperature and humidity greatly influence the outcome of noodle making. Yamato’s mixer/kneader is designed to ensure consistent quality of the finished product by reducing the ill effects of environmental factors to a large extent.
You might have heard of the term “dough maturation” in the context of bread making. Maturation or conditioning is also crucial in noodle-making, especially when your goal is to create Udon noodles with elasticity and stickiness, which are both distinctive characteristics of the famous “Sanuki Udon.” Our dough conditioner maintains a constant temperature so a strong gluten structure (the web-like structure connecting flour and water particles) can form during the maturation process, resulting in noodles with great texture.