Ambient cooling conveyor for cracker systemsEngineering360 News Desk | January 05, 2022
Snack production system manufacturer Reading Bakery Systems (RBS) has introduced a new ambient cooling conveyor that efficiently cools crackers before entering packaging in a more compact footprint.
Prior to entering packaging, crackers must be cooled down to a specific temperature. If the crackers are not cooled to the correct temperature, condensation can occur in the sealed package, which compromises snack product texture and shelf life. Final product moisture and temperature control is critical to success.
The new cooling tunnel system is modular, allowing customers to add multiple sections to suit their plant or process needs. Each module is equipped with upper and lower fans, each with individual speed controls. Operators can control the amount of air blown across the top and bottom of the crackers via touchscreen control screens that makes changes quick and simple.
Additionally, maintenance has been streamlined and made safer. Air filtration cartridges can be handled without ladders and can be changed or cleaned without the use of tools. Air handling blowers can be accessed at ground levels, again not requiring ladders.
According to the company, the system also reduces energy consumption, energy waste and employee safety hazards.