New benchtop extruder for research and product development
- Product Development
Significant orders from customers in Europe and Australasia have followed Baker Perkins’ re-launch of its rotary cereal cooker range as the Cook Master™.
These high-output batch machines process milled or whole grain cereals including wheat, corn, bran and rice. They are used world-wide for traditional high-quality flaked and shredded products, making many leading brands.
The re-launch includes an enhanced control system for all Baker Perkins Cook Master™ machines. This provides full process visualisation, allowing operators to see every working parameter at a glance.
It features multi-phase recipe editing for up to 16 separate process steps including charging, mixing, purging, cooking and discharge – several steps can be allocated for each phase. This completely flexible system allows all operating parameters to be defined for every stage of the process cycle; setting ranges are restricted to ensure safe and viable operation.
The control system enables recipe recall for absolute repeatability, as well as alarm management and history, historical trending functions, and connection to a plant-wide SCADA or ERP system.
Another new development is the introduction of a cooker with a through-shaft, for customers who prefer this process option.
Baker Perkins provides complete systems for a wide variety of breakfast cereals; the unique Cereal Master™ concept allows any cooking or extrusion system to be expanded at any time.
Cereal Master™ systems comprise standard process modules, combined in different ways to make different products, which can be extended with the addition of extra modules to change or widen a product range as the customer’s business expands.
For example, a basic line making traditional wheat and bran flakes can be progressively extended by incorporating additional units into the line. Multigrain products, corn flakes, and a range of coated products are all achievable.
Full details of the Cook Master™ Cereal Cooker range can be found at
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