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Efficient Milling Machines for Food Products

Published on Oct 30, 2019 5:38:25 PM

How to efficiently mill in the food industry

Today's food manufacturers need to be fast and flexible to remain competitive.  Equipment selection is driven by a desire for easy operation, cleaning and straight-forward maintenance of equipment. 

With a keen eye on the bottom line, financial payback on any equipment purchases is a must.

The Industry Challenge

Depending on the particle size range, material above and below spec is often reworked or scrapped. This process is necessary to reduce waste, maintain consistent formulations and control content uniformity to maintain product quality for consumers. The obvious need is a system which can mill material within the correct size range on the first pass — not after the second, third, or fourth attempt.

The Milling Solutions For Food Manufacturers

The Quadro® Comil® is the ideal choice for delivering high efficiencies and cost savings for food processors.  It has been selected the world over for:food milling best practice

HIGH CAPACITIES - achieve 50% more throughput than conventional mills due to Comil’s bulk feeding capability

LOW HEAT OPERATION - excellent for milling products with low melting points

LOW DUST - significant cost savings can be achieved by eliminating or reducing dust collection/explosion protection devices.  Yields improve and disposal fees are reduced due to minimal product losses.

LOW ENERGY USAGE - up to 60% reduction in energy consumption for
similar capacities with conventional mills.

EASY-CLEAN - minimal surface area and easy product flow design
ensures units can be cleaned in minutes.

EASY-TO-USE - simple controls minimize operator training requirements and increase operation accuracy.

FLEXIBLE FEED SYSTEMS - can be control or bulk-fed eliminating costly,
hard-to-clean feeders.

VERSATILE - wide range of screens and impellers available to meet any process requirements. 


Some Application Examples

Heat-sensitive, sticky and difficult materials can be size reduced continuously at a high capacity without excessive heat build-up or screen blockage.

The Comil can be used to size reduce for reclaim of snack foods such as candies, cream-filled wafers, chocolate bars, cookies, granola bars and chewing gum. 

It can also be used to deagglomerate or delump sticky, hot cooked cereal to uniform pieces prior to flaker and dryer, and powders such as sugar, starch, flour, gelatin and cocoa. 

Other food processors use the Comil® to fine-tune the bulk density of various powders to assist in reducing the volume of the powder prior to transportation.

If you would like to find out how the Quadro team might be able to optimise your food milling process then please do get in touch.

(Ref: DOCSLIB90653 Food)


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Topics: food manufacturing, Comil, Production Efficiency