New Technology at PacMoore
PacMoore’s extrusion capability is based on twin screw technology. Our extruder is modern, efficient, and versatile in regard to its ability to accommodate various product types.
Twin Screw Extruder
The Mooresville facility has a Werner Pfleiderer Continua 120, twin screw extruder. The extruder is designed to produce 2500 pounds per hour at 30% solids. It has five barrels and three injection points.
The extrusion process takes predominantly starchy raw materials, separately or in combination with non-starch additives, and plastifies them in the extruder cylinder under pressure and at temperature, with shear and kneading energy imparted by the specifically designed screw geometry. This results in the denaturing of the protein content and a partial to total gelatinization of the starch content depending on the intensity of shear, pressure, and temperature. As part of the extrusion process, there is a complete deactivation of enzymes and total destruction of micro-organisms. The product passes through an extrusion die where a rapidly rotating granulating knife can cut the product to length.
Advantages of extrusion cooking include not only economy of process but the ability to produce highly nutritious foods as well. One of the advantages of a twin screw extruder is the flexibility to accept from fine powders to whole kernels as feedstock, or pre-blends of both. Another advantage is the ability to self clean which prevents contamination and avoids loss of production for unscheduled cleanings.
Please call to discuss opportunities to produce your crisp snacks, caseinates, instant drink powders, breakfast cereals, texturized proteins, flour or starch modifications and many other product options our extruder can accommodate.