SBX Master™ Extruder

  • Benefits

    Baker Perkins’ versatile SBX Master™ twin-screw extruders provide continuous production at outputs from 250 to 2,500kg/hour, depending on formulation.

    The extruders are specifically designed for starch-based direct expanded products, but can also be configured for a wide range of other applications, including:

    • Breakfast cereals – standard and multigrain flakes, rings, curls, balls and other shapes
    • Snacks – from direct expanded curls and balls, to multigrain sheeted snacks, and to more sophisticated high-protein snacks and filled bars
    • Co-extruded products when combined with CoEx Master™ Co-Extrusion Systems
    • Ingredients – breadcrumbs, crispies, pre-gelatinised flours and modified starches to use as thickening agents
    • Biodegradable starch-based packaging – loose-fill chips and interlocking shaped pieces / “peanuts”. Special dies are also available for producing flexible foam sheets, providing for a growing plastics-free transit packing growth area.

    Extensive upgrades for higher output

    The SBX Master™ twin-screw extruder range has been extensively engineered to increase versatility and provide higher outputs while providing improved levels of food and operator safety.

    The high-free-volume agitator and barrel design has been retained with significant increases in main drive power and agitator speed. These changes have demonstrated potential increases in capacity of up to twice what was previously possible.  

    The effectiveness of the barrel cooling has been increased: barrels are a single-piece construction with the cooling channels closer to the inner surface, increasing potential capacity and quality in processes that require product temperature reduction.

    New die cutter operation for improved accuracy

    The patent-pending die and cutter assembly translates across the die face to make changeover, cleaning and maintenance faster and safer.

    Micrometre adjustments to the die face maintain accurate cutting, virtually free from the changes in the die and barrel relationship due to thermal expansion resulting from temperature differences after start-up.

    Designed with hygiene in mind

    Hygienic design principles have been used throughout. The SBX Master™ is constructed from stainless steel with an open frame design and minimum open piping and cabling that makes cleaning quick and simple. As the entire die cutter is started up when cooked extrudate is producing, the opportunity for microbial contamination to processes downstream of the extruder is greatly reduced.

  • Ingredient Production

    Ingredient Production

    Twin-screw extrusion is increasingly used as a hygienic and energy efficient method to produce core ingredients.

    Bread is a typical example in the ingredient industry. The traditional process for making breadcrumb involves mixing, forming and baking bread before discarding the crusts and grinding. The same product can be made with no waste using a twin-screw extruder.

    Similarly for croutons; a bread-like texture can be developed in the extruder and the pieces cut to size at the die or a post-extrusion cutter.

    As well as the enormous savings in space, equipment, energy and labour this brings, the process is also much more flexible, enabling quick and easy switching between different recipes. Extrusion is also an excellent way of addressing the market for gluten-free bread products as it can easily handle the various alternative flours and starches used to make doughs. 

    Extruders also bring a lot of advantages to producing inclusions for products such as ice cream and cereal bars, and modified / pre-gelatinized flours used in products such as instant soups, bakery pre-mixes and infant nutrition.

  • Options

    Baker Perkins’ versatile SBX Master™ twin-screw extruders provide continuous production at outputs from 250 to 2,500kg/hour, depending on formulation.

    Feeder and Preconditioner options

    A choice of integrated volumetric or gravimetric feeders are available. An integrated reject diverter assists changeover to new products by simplifying cleaning, and provides a more convenient and easier method of feed calibration.

    These extruders can be offered with the SBX Master™ range of Preconditioners

    Gearbox condition monitoring reduces unexpected downtime

    A gearbox condition monitoring system reduces unexpected downtime by providing continuous health-checking.

    This simple, low-cost system continuously monitors the frequency and amplitude of vibrations within the gearbox, allowing the ongoing condition of vital components to be measured. The principal benefit is elimination of unforeseen loss of production because of gearbox repair or replacement: maintenance scheduling is also significantly enhanced.

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Brochure: Snacks

Brochure: Snacks

Snack Master™ Systems

Snack Master™ Systems

A modular range providing the flexibility to quickly and easily create snack products that match the latest trends in consumer preference.

Complete Snack Process Lines

Complete Snack Process Lines

Baker Perkins offers complete systems for the production of snacks through extrusion and other forming methods.

Lifetime Support for Snack Equipment

Lifetime Support for Snack Equipment

Parts, service, upgrades and rebuilds for your Baker Perkins machines for as long as they remain in production.