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"Each piece of the puzzle fit perfectly, and we completed the installation days early - unprecedented for the size and scope of the project! The equipment met all of our expectations, and continues to perform exceptionally well, 17 hours per day and six days per week. And after all our discussions regarding product breakage, I am glad to tell you that it is a non-issue!"
—Rich Garofolo
Plant Manager, Lopez Foods
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Corn Cooking Systems Tour

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1 Corn is transferred by conveyor, auger or pneumatic feed from your corn supply to the holding hopper.
2 Pre-measured batches of corn, water and lime enter the simmer kettle. Corn is continuously stirred in the steam-jacketed kettle for a set time before cooling water is added to quickly stop the cooking process.
3 Cooked corn, lime and water empty into a receiving tank so the simmer kettle can quickly refill and cook another batch. Cooked corn mixture is pumped to soak tanks.
4 Corn soaks for 8 to16 hours to rehydrate kernels, loosen hulls and develop flavor. Corn is then pumped from tanks to the washer and processing system.
5 Hulls and lime are removed by tumbling through fresh water sprays. Water is drained from the kernels before they are conveyed into the mill.
6 Corn is ground into masa and pumped to the sheeter or extruder for forming before baking or frying.
Corn Cooking Process Diagram

Example of a complete corn snack processing & packaging line

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Complete Corn production line Dry Corn Handling and Simmering System Corn Washer Corn Mill & Masa Pump Paragon® Sheeter Tortilla Toaster Oven Corn Products Conditioner Hydraulic (Corn Chip) Extruder Corn Product Fryer Roll Salter Ambient Air Cooler Seasoning Applicators Varilift Bucket Conveyor Ishida Multihead Weighers Support Structures Ishida Snack Bagmakers Oil Mist Eliminator Corn Soak/Transfer Systems Fryer Support Module Ishida Seal Checkers FastBack 260E and 90E Conveyors and FastBack Revolution Proportional Gate SwitchBack Accumulation Conveyor FastBack Revolution Seasoning System CEIA Metal Detectors Ishida Checkweighers Ishida IX-GA Series X-ray Inspection system, plus Reject system
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