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Baker Perkins Snack Master™ Systems

For Straight or Angled Croutons:

1. SBX Master™ Extruder

Ingredients are texturized and cooked through a combination of heat, mechanical shear and moisture addition. Flavours and colours can be added easily.

2. Crouton Die

Creates a number of streams of equal volume before shaping them with carefully designed, interchangeable inserts. 

3. Crouton Sprayer

Coats the crouton streams before cutting.

4. Crouton Cutter

Allows straight or angled slicing of the streams into individual croutons.

5. Dryer

The products are dried before being passed to the seasoning unit.

6. Seasoning

Products are seasoned. Savoury snacks are generally coated with oil and seasoning; sweet snacks can be sugar coated and subsequently dried.

  • Snack Master™ Concept

    Snack Master™ Standard Line + Module 3: Crouton Sprayer & Cutter

    A standard Snack Master™ system comprises an SBX Master™ extruder, dryer and flavouring system to make a range of direct expanded products. This system can be extended using a specialist crouton die, followed by a coating system and cutter to create a range of straight or angle cut croutons.

    Specialist dies create a number of streams of equal volume before shaping them with carefully-designed interchangeable inserts. An adjustable face cutter allows clean, accurate cutting of direct expanded products. Face-cutter blade changeover can be carried out without stopping the line. Blade position has micrometer adjustment for clean cutting and extended blade life.

    A coating system and specialized crouton cutter added to the line allows straight or angled slicing of croutons or similar products.

    The Baker Perkins twin-screw SBX Master™ extruder cooks the ingredients using a combination of heat, mechanical shear and moisture addition; flavours and colours can be added directly into the barrel. Manufacturers can choose from the full array of grain and rice as the basis for an extensive product portfolio. Savoury snacks are generally coated with oil and seasoning; sweet snacks can be sugar coated and subsequently dried.

    Twin-screw extrusion is a highly versatile, economic process that successfully produces a broad variety of expanded snack products throughout the world. Baker Perkins extruders are a low cost-of-ownership tool allowing a wide range of snacks to be made with simple product changeover.

  • Required Equipment
    Snack Master™ Standard Line  

     

     

     

     

     

    SBX Master™ Extruder

Brochure: Snacks

Brochure: Snacks

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Snack Master™ Systems

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