Food Processing Laboratory

The Food Processing Laboratory is equipped with a Wenger TX-52 twin-screw extruder for demonstrating the impact of raw materials and processing conditions on the organoleptic, texture, and nutritional characteristics of these foods. Post processing equipment includes a Lincoln impingement oven, Rosskamp flake mill, enrober, and steam kettle. A tortilla press and grill are also available for bench scale processing. Computerized data collection and evaluation enables optimization of the process. Ready-to-eat breakfast cereals, precooked pasta, puffed snacks, breadings, and pet foods are some of the products of the technology.

Wenger TX-52 twin-screw extruder

Ready-to-eat breakfast cereals, precooked pasta, puffed snacks, breadings, and pet foods are some of the products that have been produced.

• Preconditioner

• Twin-screw co-rotating extruder (_d/l)

• Multiple pellet or expanded product dies

• Precooked pasta dies – short and long goods

• Lincoln Impingement oven

• Roller mill for flaking

• Spray Dynamic’s enrober

 

Komet Screw Expeller

Komet screw expeller extracts oil from seeds without solvents and minimal heat. It is especially good for oil extraction from small seeds – sunflower, canola and flax.

Vertical Retort

• Retort

• Cooling bath

• Can lid seamer

• Steam kettle