Food Engineering
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Pellet expander

February 6, 2012
The Bühler Aeroglide AeroExpander unit combines dual-plenum airflow and conveyor systems to expand snack food pellets. The dual-plenum airflow system provides even distribution of heated air across the processing bed and even pressure to the air nozzles. It delivers thermal energy heat hot and fast enough to cause moisture inside the pellets to become steam; the hot air completely surrounds each pellet. The conveyor system provides accurate control of retention time and ensures no product gets caught in the corners of the unit. The AeroExpander unit is available in 300kg/hr., 600kg/hr. and 1,200kg/hr. capacities.fex0212ts9_inbod.jpg

Bühler Aeroglide; www.aeroglide.com