High efficiency product transfer, weighing and dispensing, and extrusion for the bakery and tortilla industries
Two of the greatest challenges in the processing of raw materials for baked goods or in the manufacture of finished bakery products lie in the control of overall production and ingredient costs. Raw material costs for ingredients such as wheat, semolina, starch, sugar, etc. can vary considerably with rapid fluctuations. Specialized flavors, extracts and especially fortification via powdered vitamin additives can be costly additions to all types of bakery products.
The material handling and feeding systems provided by Coperion and Coperion K-Tron offer cost effective, automated solutions for the transfer and storage of these ingredients. Whether transferring raw materials from railcar, truck or bulk bag to silo or accurately dispensing and weighing ingredients to either a batch or continuous mixing process - each of our material handling solutions is custom developed according to the process application and with focus on maximum accuracy and efficiency.
Coperion’s easy-clean and pressure resistant rotary valves are often used in flour milling processes. These specialty valves enable to isolate these systems in the event of a pressure rise or explosion.
Finally, Coperion’s highly efficient line of ZSK extruders is ideal for the production of modified pre-gelatinized starches and flours, which offers considerable cost reduction over the use of traditional mixing boilers and roller dryers, thus saving in production costs.