Dutch company Dinnissen BV, working with Germany's Coperion, has developed a new production line for the food industry. 'Magi-N.ext' produces a wide range of convenience foods.
Performing a key function in this production line is the ZSK MEGAvolume Plus twin-screw extruder featuring 54mm diameter screws. It has been custom-made for this application.
The starch components of the various recipes are gelatinised by means of an extrusion cooking process. The extruder produces a homogeneous mixture of all the constituents of the recipe and to reduce the moisture entrained by the fresh products such that directly expanded, easily manageable products can be obtained at the pelletizing stage by a centric pelletizer ZGF 70.
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