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Bongard Reach-in Retarder Proofer: HERA

Smart Equipment Adapted to Your Bakery

The Bongard HERA is a reach-in retarder proofer with unparalleled versatility. Designed for you to place each tray in by hand on tray slides that you can easily adjust to different heights to accommodate pastries and/or bread.

Compact, modular, easy to use, and gives you complete control over your proofing set-up. Save your recipes and set a pre-cooling stage, a retardation stage, multiple fermentation stages, and a sleep mode stage.

Achieves temperatures from -15°C (5°F) to +40C (104°F). Can Proof with humidity as low as +6°C (42.8°F), allowing you to slow proof over longer periods.

Can be set to change from retardation mode to proofing mode to minimize night or early morning work. Comes with a door sensor to automatically adjust ventilation and minimize changes in temperature while you have the door open.

Note: A proofing-only version of this unit can also be ordered.

Unparalleled Versatility paired with High Quality Precision

Ultimate Proofing Control

Temperatures from -15°C (5°F) to +40°C (104°F). Can proof with humidity as low as +6°C (42.8°F)

Fits Your Space

Easy to move thanks to its 3 wheels. Can fit side by side with other units. 2 adjustable feet give stability on the floor

Programmable Recipes and Night-time Auto Proofing

Each recipe has 1 pre-cooling phase, 1 retarding phase, up to 20 fermentation phases, and 1 sleep phase. Control over humidity, temperature, and time

Easy to Clean

Just use a scraper to clean the bottom floor in the unit

Type: Reach-in retarder proofer, cabinet retarder proofer, bakery retarder proofer

Proofing temperature range: -15°C (5°F)- +40°C (104°F)

Humidity range: 30%-99%

Cooling temperature range: 

Electrical: 3-phase 220/208 V

Capacity: 29kg (63lb) – 60kg (132lb) of dough depending on model

Control panel: Touchscreen

Shipping weight: 205kg (452lb)- 305kg (672lb) depending on model

Maintenance: Low maintenance, designed for easy cleaning


Customizable features:

  • Stainless steel interior and exterior
  • Electromechanical controls
  • 2 doors = the same width but 2 separated chambers stacked
  • Compressor unattached for installation at a distance

*Video is in French but you can turn on English subtitles


A Touchscreen with Ultimate Control

Hera Stages

*In french, but english subtitles can be turned on. This is a tutorial for how to use the Touch Screen on the HERA

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