CP Extrusion extruders for the confectionery industry can be divided into three main categories:

Cooking extruders:
This modern twin screw, counter rotating, intermeshing extruder is mainly used for the production of Licorice. Due to itís revolutionary screw design weíve managed to obtain a much lower (- 30%) energy consumption compared to other suppliers.

In one single machine the mass is cooked, mixed, dehumidified and pressed though the die-system. This results in the following advantages:

  • Constant and controllable cooking temperature
  • Constant throughput
  • Low and constant moisture content of product
  • Minimum waste during start up and stop procedure
  • Quick changeover times to other recipes and products
  • Self cleaning
  • Economic due to low labor costs and energy consumption

Mixing extruders:
This twin screw, co-rotating, intermeshing extruder is used for several purposes:

  • Due to itís excellent mixing properties itís often used for mixing further ingredients, such as color, flavor or acids into a certain mass. (Licorice, sugar paste, chewing gum or others)
  • A short version of this extruder is used as forming extruder. Cooked licorice from a batch cooker or Surface Scraped Heat Exchanger is pumped into the extruder. If necessary this extruder will be equipped with a vacuum installation for dehumidifying the cooked mass and infeed rollers
Due to the intermeshing screws this machine is self cleaning.

Form extruders:
Also called "form press" is a twin screw, counter rotating, non intermeshing extruder. Itís sole purpose is to pump a viscous mass as sugar paste or chewing gum through a die system. Often this machine is equipped with infeed rollers.

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