The Reading Pretzel Fried Snack Extruder is a flexible solution for fried snack extruded products. The Low Pressure Extruder has a taller and more open support frame that allows for easy mating with frying equipment and the installation of optional free float sections to discharge cut product into a fryer. The Extruder manages dough flow for optimum consistency from the time it enters the infeed hopper through being cut off at the die face by the high-speed bandcutter. The bandcutter blade cleanly slices the extruded dough stream at the die face for a consistent, well defined product. The bandcutter is designed to operate in two different modes and at speeds up to 260 cuts per minute. The rate of production, product thickness, bandcutter speed, and even dough characteristics are computer controlled by the operator.
The Extruder is capable of producing flexible and innovative product shapes. Product changeover is as simple as exchanging one compression head and die for another with a different shape. Extruders may be configured with multiple die sets in 13″ (325mm) and 15″ (375mm) wide increments.