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Food extrusion

The food market used to be our home ground. This is where we have our roots. Under the name of Werner & Pfleiderer, we continuously set new standards in food extrusion with products from the UK dough kneader to the Continua cooking extruder.

We openly confess: We have neglected these roots for some time. However, we have considerably extended our system and process know-how and optimized our extrusion plants in the meantime.

The ZSK MEGAvolume PLUS twin screw compounder is our latest trailblazing development. It achieves up to ten times the throughput rate of its predecessor, the Continua. The combination of a high torque, large free volumes and maximum speed sets new standards in food extrusion. Let our Food Test Lab convince you of this machine’s performance.

Coperion milestones in the field of food extrusion

1879Foudation of Werner & Pfleiderer and building of the first UK kneading machine
1957Manufacturing of the first ZSK; for chocolate production among other things
1961Market launch of the first ZPM continuous dough kneader
1972Market launch of the Continua cooking extruder
2001Market launch of the ZSK MEGAvolume series
2007Market launch of the ZSK MEGAvolume PLUS series
2008Merger of Coperion Werner & Pfleiderer, Coperion Waeschle, Coperion Keya and Coperion Hartmann in Coperion

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800317 Snack Food Extrusion

Food Test Lab

With our Food Test Lab at the Stuttgart site we offer you a test possibility which we have designed especially for the extrusion of foodstuffs.
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Food Test Lab from Coperion