Operation and handling

The doughLAB is a conventional sigma arm dough mixer which measures water absorption (WA) and dough mixing parameters. The doughLAB incorporates programmable mixing speed and temperature, integrated water dispensing, Windows software to control both testing and analysis, and traceable calibration.

Open the appropriate doughLAB method in DLW software and enter sample information. Accurately weigh the amount of flour calculated for you. 

Open the lid of the mixing bowl and dispense the flour into the bowl. Close the safety lid. Place the water dispensing head in the bowl lid. Start the test.

If necessary scrape down the sides of the bowl carefully to integrate the dough, using the plastic spatula provided.

Secure the evaporation shield to minimise evaporation of water. The resistance of the dough will be graphed on the monitor.