iBulk develpos new solutions for New Food Coatings in order to effectively and efficiently dry bread crumbs in order to prevent contamination, reduce the likelihood of mould setting in and ultimately prolong product life.
Whenb iBulk. started out, it quickly became obvious that their experience in dealing with unusual requests would really assist in providing a workable, cost effective solution.
To identify, develop and design the process that would provide the desired results, iBulk’s R&D team worked closely with the client, whose parent company also provided valuable information, to bring together various elements that would ensure the project’s success.
iBulk is gaining a reputation in Australia for their ‘can-do’ attitude and when you consider that they combine this with A-grade manufacturing capabilities, you’ll quickly understand that their ability to design and build fine particle separation and processing equipment for the solid processing industry is unique in this country.
Delivering a solution that completely addresses the unique requirements of the project for New Food Coatings required the company to work closely with the client and bring together a number of variables. At the hub of this solution lies a fluid bed dryer and a SWECO separator.
In this case the individually tailored solution included a fluid bed processing unit in which air or gas is passed through a bed of particulate matter via a perforated plate. This process lifts and mixes the solids as required.
In addition iBulk also added mechanical vibration to the system. By continually agitating the material, the solids attain fluid like properties. This maximises the exposure of the particle surface areas to the process air, resulting in higher heat transfer rates and increasing operating efficiencies.
In addition to this, the process system that iBulk designed also allows New Food Coatings to mill the crumbs to specific sizes as required so it can be used in a wide variety of popular food items.