Inari-zushi robot makes 2,500 inari-zushi rolls per hour
Suzumo has developed their latest Inari-zushi Robot, with the productivity of the machine and quality of the final product improved from previous versions. All the user needs to do is place the rice in the hopper and arrange the fried tofu skin on the turntable, and the robot can make up to 2,500 Inari-zushi rolls per hour.
This robot also has a patent-pending double air-nozzle system, enabling it to fully open the delicate fried tofu skin. This makes it possible to get the rice into the corners of the skin.
"This works in a similar way to a syringe, the fried tofu skin is opened quickly once, and then more air is blown in so the rice can be inserted gently."
"Currently, there are many types of fried tofu. The usual ones are standard and mini triangular, and mini square. You can set these sizes easily on the touchpanel. Different sizes of tofu require different amounts of rice. So, with previous machines, various parts had to be replaced. But with this robot, you can switch parts just by undoing a single screw, so you can make all kinds of Inari sushi with the same machine."
The Inari Sushi Robot has six speed settings, from 1,200 pieces per hour to 2,500. It can run off an ordinary 100 V power outlet. This product went on sale in April, and is priced at approximately US$50,000 (4,000,000 yen).
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