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Heat and Control, Inc.’s new HeatWave fryer system uses curtains of oil to continuously fry-pop small amounts of pellet snacks. HeatWave uses a dramatically lower oil volume than batch or immersion fryers. Oil curtains produce snacks with a superior texture, and rapid oil turnover assures fresh flavor. The self-contained system includes an oil filter, pump and external electric heat exchanger, making HeatWave ideal for snack processors or pilot plants.
Hinds-Bock Corp.’s new 6P-04 with servo motor moves the entire filler for spreading product during the fill cycle or to shift the filler for filling into multiple targets. Positive shut-off spouts with an adjustable blow-off feature help maintain a clean fill zone. A tool-free tilt hopper and spout plate, along with two-piece strong back, allows for disassembly in under a minute without tools.
The DataFlex Plus thermal transfer overprinter from Videojet Technologies, Inc. can now print at speeds up to 40 in. per second (1,000 mm. per second) and code more than 425 packages per minute. The bi-directional ribbon drive allows unused ribbon to be recaptured following each print. This maintains a 1-mm. gap between prints for the complete length of the ribbon, creating more prints per roll. Additionally, the overprinter can display and print Arabic language characters.
Auto-Bake’s Serpentine continuous proofing system provides an optimum humidity proofing environment and can be tailored to deliver flexible proofing times and variable proof-to-bake ratios. It features an ultra-compact design and an S-shaped transport path. Trays are conveyed over multiple levels without tipping and are independent of the oven, allowing makeup and forming to take place on existing equipment.
C. Cretors and Co. offers the Diplomat large concession series of 32-oz. suspended kettle popcorn machines. These high-volume machines feature a lift-up kettle cover design that maximizes corn expansion. Cretors’ exclusive hot air “Cornditioner” forces hot air through the popcorn to keep it dry and crisp. In addition, a single thermostat controls kettle temperature for optimum popping. The kettle popper is equipped for an automatic oil pump and two-stage charcoal exhaust system.