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Baker Perkins develops new feed system for powder coating and industrial extruders

Baker Perkins said its new MAX³ feed system for powder coating and industrial extruders can result in a throughput increase of up to 34%.

Baker Perkins had added MAX³ with re-designed feed port and screws to enhance flow of material into the extruder barrel and air out of it.

The new system has been designed to solve the issues of restricted output and torque surges caused by material building up in the extruder feed port.

It can effectively handle lightweight and low density materials, and holds capacity to offer increased output of about 34% across all formulations.

According to the company, the new system avoids the need for side feeding, as well as reduces capital cost, running costs and floor space.

The MAX³ system can be integrated with top-feeding machines, and helps to convert side-feeding machines to top feeding configuration.

The company is providing MAX³ system with MPX30, 40, 50, 65 and 80 barrel diameter extruders, as well as MPX24 Integra laboratory and small batch machine.

In January this year, Baker Perkins launched a fully automated depositor to produce three-dimensional (3D) jellies and gummies.

With a patented mould design, the depositor can deliver outputs ranging from 100kg to 1,000kg per hour.

The company has developed a starchless depositing technology to produce 3D jellies, which is not possible with traditional production systems such as starch moulding.

The technology can be used to produce 3D spherical balls, full fruit shapes such as raspberries, strawberries and pears, as well as animals and cartoon characters.

Baker Perkins supplies equipment to the customers in the bread, biscuit, confectionery, snack and breakfast cereal sectors.


Image: Baker Perkins’ new MAX³ feed system for powder coating and industrial extruders. Photo: courtesy of Baker Perkins Limited.