October 10, 2016

When Spray Dynamics joined the Heat and Control family five years ago the two companies knew that there would be synergies between the product offerings, but little did they realize that the merging of technologies and knowledge would result in such a powerhouse of coating seasoning and flavoring application choices for the industry.

Spray Dynamics has brought to the Heat and Control catalog, the industry’s best in class engineering and manufacturing solutions for controlled application of liquid and dry ingredients. Since 1952, Spray Dynamics has developed applications for a very wide range of products, both food and non-food and has served the snack industry since 1970.

In 2016 Spray Dynamics released the most innovative solution to date for slurry coating application on snack foods. The Slurry On Demand continuous mixer allows for coating application with minimal downtime for ingredient mixing or flavor changeover. For the first time snack companies can apply a recipe driven workflow that includes faster changeover of recipes; just flush with oil, change the dry ingredient and start-up.

The system offers integrated pre-mixing of the slurry recipe before the snack product is introduced and the slurry recipe can be adjusted by changing oil and dry ingredient ratios during the pre-mixing phase. In some instances, the system achieves a changeover ratio of under 30 seconds and because the slurry is prepared at optimum time before the snack food is on its way, there is less waste of ingredient in the case of an emergency downtime situation.

There is now no requirement to mix slurry separately and in advance, or worry about storing the slurry if it was made earlier than the line was ready for. This also means huge advantages for lines that accommodate multiple recipes as it provides quicker flavor changeovers.

Spray Dynamics builds applicators for oils, seasonings, vitamins, tack and release agents, chocolate, syrups and candy coatings, anti-oxidants, polishing wax, and anti-clumping agents. Between Spray Dynamics liquid and dry application, FastBack on machine seasoning and Heat and Control in kitchen seasoning, the widest range of coating, seasoning and flavor application is available to the industry from one extremely experienced and knowledgeable source.

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