Posted On: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Hot and Cold Food Extrusion

The demand for healthier snacks has skyrocketed in recent years, which means that snack recipes and their production processes have changed. Both affect the food manufacturing process since recipe and temperature changes can alter the most effective way for foods to be extruded.

Bonnot food extruders can meet these challenges head-on. Rather than trying to find a recipe that works best for your extrusion equipment, we make extrusion equipment that works best for your recipe. Through testing, we can find the screw geometry, residence time, temperature and pressure that delivers the most consistent product possible. Our food extruders can even tackle cold forming, which can help create the healthier snacks you’re looking for. But don’t worry — our cooking extruders can take the heat for any food application you need.

Custom Dies

From pasta to pet kibble, food and treats come in a variety of shapes and sizes to help brands distinguish themselves and deliver the tastiest possible experience for their customers. Cutting is one of the most critical parts of the food manufacturing process, so you need the equipment to get it done right.

Along with our extruders, Bonnot can also design a custom engineered material cutter to meet your unique needs. Popular cutters include the rotary die cutter, which couples well with a pelletizing extruder, and the guillotine cutter, which gives you neat and even cuts for a high level of consistency. Using cutters is just another one of the food manufacturing efficiencies that Bonnot can develop and deliver to help your company achieve optimal output and quality.

Capacity For Mass Food Production

Whether you need to create small sample batches or get large quantities of consistent product out the door, food extrusion equipment from Bonnot can handle it. Our laboratory extruders can create trial run batches of 40-250 lbs per hour while our larger production line models can put out anywhere from 4,000-15,000 lbs per hour.

But the mass production of food depends on more than just high volume output — you also need equipment that requires less downtime for maintenance and repairs. As the leading supplier of food extruders to the cereal, snack and pet food industries, you can count on Bonnot to deliver durable equipment with simple designs that are easy to operate and maintain. Our extruders are made of abrasion and corrosion resistant alloys or stainless steel to help reduce wear and tear, and since our equipment is designed with your products in mind, you shouldn’t have to worry about whether it can handle your proprietary recipes.

Learn More About What Bonnot Can Do For You

If you think custom food extruders would be a great match for your company, contact the Bonnot Company today. Our testing facilities can accommodate R&D experimentation to help us find the perfect blend of customization and simplicity through hands-on collaboration. Let us help you get to the next level in your food manufacturing process today.