Food processing industry

Specialized at granular and powder handling in the food processing industry

Food processing plants are factories that combine raw and processed ingredients to make food products that can be used in further food processing or are ready for consumption. When the raw and processed ingredients are powders or granules, special material handing systems are required.

Pneu Powders Systems has much experience and expertise in this sophisticated industry. We have provided a vast array of granular and powder handling systems with pneumatic conveying for food processing plants throughout the Asia-Pacific and Middle-East.

We provide turn key solutions when it comes to:

We cover all type of powder and granular ingredients and have many examples of completed projects:

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Turn key solution provider for the food processing industry

Refurbish and extending existing food processing plants

We understand food processor companies will generally operate a combination of old and new plants of varying production capacities. Our services are used to refurbish or extend existing food processing plants that are required to:

  • Increase capacity
  • Add automation
  • Improve efficiency

Building new food processing plants

We are also able to assist in building new plants that have resulted from a need to relocate or expand operations.

Systems integration process

Pneu Powders Systems understands granular and powder food processing plants are typically configured to operate in one of two types. In one type the plant is focused on delivering a high throughput on a single product. The other type of plant has the flexibility to vary production capacities on a set of different products.

We know that all plants have numerous requirements to which they operate, including aspects such as hourly throughput, product integrity, product composition and particle size. Further, these plants follow a modular structure which allows them to be broken down into one or more typical stages. The systems and accessories within each stage and the conveying methods used to transfer materials between and within stages can be detailed.

Solution provider

Pneu Powders Systems use the combination of plant requirements and modular structure to develop the ideal solution for the food processing company. We draw on our vast commercial experience in material handling of granular and powder ingredients and use our specialised resources to provide ideal solutions that include:

Further, Pneu Powders Systems has the ability to interpret, design and supply the plant’s control panels. This expertise is valuable in streamlining solution delivery and maximising integration.

Engagement

We recommend you engage Pneu Powders Systems from the start of a project by assisting in the development and documentation of the plant requirements. This is so our expertise can be used to ensure design decisions are made correctly from the start. Our experience can also help uncover concealed factors that may affect production or have undesired effects on or within the stages of the food processing plant.

Supported types of granular and powder foods

Pneu Powders Systems supports many kinds of food processing plants that transform granular and powder ingredients into a vast array of food products. This includes plants that produce common foods such as instant noodles or pastas, dry condiments including spice mixtures and specialised foods like nutrient supplements or baby formula. Further, we support plants that make food products that then require further processing before being ready for consumption such as baking ingredients or bread dough. We even support specialised plants that are used to produce animal feeds and dry pet foods.

These food processing plants combine granular and powder ingredients in two major ways. They can blend a number of solids together, or with minor and micro ingredients such as flavorings and enzymes, to make products like spice mixtures or baking ingredients. They can also mix solids with liquids to form semi-solids, making products like bread dough.

A list of foods covered by food processing plants we support include:

Bread and cereals

  • Baking ingredient manufacturers
  • Biscuit makers
  • Cake mix producers
  • Cereal producers
  • Ingredient producers for cereal
  • Instant noodles producers
  • Muesli producers
  • Pasta manufacturers
  • Production bakeries

Animals and pets

  • Animal feed producers
  • Dry pet food manufacturers
  • Stock feed producers

Special foods

  • Baby formula manufacturers
  • Nutrient supplement makers
  • Spice mixture manufacture

Drinks and sweets

  • Coffee powder makers
  • Confectionery makers
  • Hot drink powder manufacturers
  • Milk powder processors
  • Powdered energy drinks
  • Sugar processors

Examples of food process plant solutions

Pneu Powders Systems has successfully delivered many different types of plants in various configurations. This broad range of plants would include:

Simple examples

These are examples where the plant development is only one or two stages:

Complex examples

Example where the plant development is more than two stages:

Granular ingredients are solids made up of tiny grains or small particles. For example, sugar is a typical granular ingredient. The particles can also be extruded pieces, flakes or pellets. Powders are a type of granular ingredient where the particles are very fine. They are a special case because fine particles behave differently to tiny grains and small particles. An example is flour, which is a common powder ingredient.

Granulars

  • Cacao beans
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee beans
  • Cracked wheat
  • Gelatin granules
  • Grains
  • Granular spices
  • Muesli
  • Mustard seeds
  • Nuts
  • Rolled oats
  • Salt
  • Semolina
  • Shredded cheese
  • Shredded coconut
  • Raw sugar

Powders

  • Ascorbic acid
  • Baking agents
  • Cake mixes
  • Casein powder
  • Cocoa powder
  • Coffee creamer
  • Coffee powder
  • Cornstarch
  • Dextrose powder
  • Egg powder
  • Emulsifier
  • Flour
  • Gelatin powder
  • Kaolin
  • Lactose powder
  • Milk powder
  • Potato starch
  • Powdered food fillers
  • Powdered sugar
  • Soup mixes
  • Soy flour
  • Spice powders
  • Wheat powder
  • Wheat starch
  • Whey powder

Flakes

  • Barley pellets
  • Corn pellets
  • Oat pellets
  • Soybean pellets

Pellets

  • Barley pellets
  • Corn pellets
  • Oat pellets
  • Soybean pellets

Extruded pieces

  • Expanded cereals
  • Extruded snack foods
  • Pasta