MECHANICAL ENGINEERING HERITAGE NO.71

Automatic Encrusting Machine Model 105

The encrusting work of Japanese confectionery done manually by craftsmen was mechanized by Torahiko Hayashi, the founder of Rheon Automatic Machinery Co., Ltd., in 1963 for the first time in the world. It was accomplished based on his unique shape-forming theory, to which rheology is applied, and he put the machine to practical use as an automatic encrusting machine. Model 105, which was released in February 1966, is a popular machine which was completed after making many improvements, including enhancement of operability and durability. It made significant contributions to the subsequent modernization of the confectionary industry and was disseminated to overseas markets.

On exhibition (Reservation required)

Rheology Memorial Museum

Hours open:
8:30–17:30 (Entry closes at 16:30.)
Admission fee:
Free
Days closed:
Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, year-end/New Year’s, Bon holidays (Check in advance.)
Address:
2-3 Nozawa-machi, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi 320-0071
Tel:
+81-28-665-7091
URL:
http://www.rheon.com/jp/index.php
Access:
40 mins. by bus from Utsunomiya Sta., JR Line

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