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Piemax Equipment Essentials

Essential commercial pie making equipment for any pie maker

PIEMAX Equipment Essentials is a range of stand-alone pie making equipment that we have developed over the last 45+ years in the pie baking game. Our vision is to make pie making easier, faster, and safer for operators and save you money at the same time.

Our Semi-Automatic Depanner is the first cab off the rank and is ready to be ordered now. We love tinkering and improving equipment in the bakery, so if you are using any equipment that is causing any stress, let us know. We may have a solution.

Semi Automatic Pie Depanner SMP004

Reduce stress, labour costs and improve operator safety

Depanning pies manually is one of the most stressful and time-consuming tasks in the pie bakery. OOS can quickly become an issue which is why we developed the Depanner. It is the result of many years trial and error to find an easier, quicker and safer way for our staff to depan pies.

Using a Pieline Depanner means one person can transfer 24 pies from an Oven Rack to the Depanner then to a Cooling Rack in less than 20 seconds without damage to your product. The staff at The Goodtime Pie Co. love it and say it makes depanning a breeze.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Removes the stress of having to flip a loaded Pie Pallet by hand

  • Easy to move around

  • Robust locking system to fix Depanner in operators chosen position

  • Height adjustable in 50mm increments from 730 to 900mm for operator comfort

  • Sponge rubber platen surface to help prevent damage to delicate pastry product

  • Easy to replace disposable, hygienic, flexible plastic cover on the Platen

  • Variable platen height settings to suit a wide range of products

  • Easy to remove Platen to enable easy (CIP) Clean in Place cleaning

  • Simple, easy to read operator interface Touch Screen to modify settings at any time.

  • Designed and made in New Zealand

  • Great support- training video, comprehensive Operator, Maintenance, and Installation Manuals

Equipment Specifications


304 Stainless Steel


1370h x 880w x 830d (mm)

Unit Weight:  


Power Supply:  

230Vac 10Amp

Cycle Speed:  

Start to finish. Approx. 20 seconds. (Improves with practice)


Remove Platen, change bag. Wipe entire machine with sanitised cloth.

Request more information

Our semi-automatic depanner is available to order now. If you want to find out more about how this great piece of pie making equipment can make a big difference in your bakery, contact us today.