Corn Cooking & Soaking

Washing & Dewatering

Corn Milling / Masa Preparation

Extruding / Sheeting

Frying

Fryer Support Module

Oil Filtration

Oil Heating

Oil Cooling

Oil Storage

Product Cooling

Energy Saving

Pollution Control

Seasoning

Conveying

Weighing

Packaging

Inspection

Support Structures

Controls & Information

Corn cooking and soaking equipment for corn chips production

Corn Cooking & Soaking

Achieve complete control of corn processing including simmering, soaking, cooling, and transfer between each stage.

Corn Soak/Transfer Systems
Corn Soak Tank System
Corn Cooking Systems
Corn Cooking Systems
Washing corn for corn chip production line

Washing & Dewatering

Our full corn washing systems includes everything you need to precisely control the washing process of corn including controlling lime content, removing hulls, and separating corn from simmer-soak water.

Corn Washer
Corn Washer
Corn milling machine for corn chips production

Corn Milling / Masa Preparation

Whether you create your own masa or out-source, we have a variety of methods to prepare masa ready for extrusion.

Corn Masa Maker System
Masa Maker™
Extruding corn chips into fryer

Extruding / Sheeting

Our corn chip systems include an extruder that provide high volume continuous production and ensures uniformity. The masa mixture is forced through an extrusion die plate or die that forms the desired chip shape. The chip is then cut to a specific length by a rotating blade allowing the chips to fall directly into the frying oil.

The masa mixture may also be sheeted and cut prior to frying to create consistently uniform corn chips.

Paragon Sheeters
Paragon™ Sheeters
Frying equipment for corn chips

Frying

We provide more choices when it comes to selecting a new fryer. Choose from natural gas, oil, steam, thermal fluid or electric heating. Optimal product handling, uniform oil heating and flow control, efficient fines removal, fast oil turnover, and clean-in-place sanitation are all part of the fryer package that produces the highest quality product with a long shelf life.

Corn Products Fryer
Corn Products Fryer
Dynamic Action Fryer
Dynamic Action Fryer®
Mastermatic Snack Food Fryer
Mastermatic Snack Food Fryer
MasterTherm Snack Food Fryer
MasterTherm Snack Food Fryer
Fryer support module for corn chips frying system

Fryer Support Module

Significantly reduce the time and cost of fryer system installation by centralizing oil pumps, filters, valves, piping, and other components on a Fryer Support Module.

Fryer Support Module
Fryer Support Module
Oil filtration equipment for corn chips plant

Oil Filtration

Remove particulate material from the frying oil to preserve oil quality and to help prevent spoiling of the end-product.

Mastermatic Continuous Paper Filter
Mastermatic Continuous Paper Filter
Continuous Paper Filter
Continuous Paper Filter
Drum Pre-Filter
Drum Pre-Filter
Mastermatic Canister Filter
Mastermatic Canister Filter
Motorized Catch Box Oil Filtration
Motorized Catch Box
Heat exchangers and oil heating for corn chips

Oil Heating

Our cooking oil heating and energy recovery systems are designed to provide high energy efficiency, preserve the quality of the cooking oil, and maintain accurate temperature control for uniform cooking.

Booster Heater
Booster Heater
Coil-Type Heat Exchanger
Coil-Type Heat Exchanger
Energy Recovery Heat Exchanger
Energy Recovery Heat Exchanger
Horizontal Heat Exchanger
Horizontal Heat Exchanger
KleenHeat Heat Exchanger
KleenHeat® Heat Exchanger
Oil cooling machinery for corn chips line

Oil Cooling

Save time by managing the cooking oil cooling process as you prepare the fryer for shut-down or sanitation. This also helps preserve cooking oil quality.

Oil Cooling Module
Oil Cooling Module
Oil storage and transfer tanks for frying equipment

Oil Storage

Safely transfer and store cooking oil during system cleaning or maintenance while preventing spoilage or solidification.

Oil Holding Tanks
Oil Holding Tanks
Oil Make Up, Transfer Pumps
Oil Make Up & Transfer Pumps
Machinery for cooling products after frying

Product Cooling

Control the end of the cooking cycle by effectively managing the temperature of your cooked product. This ensures high quality as well as prepares it for the next stage of your process, such as seasoning or packaging.

Ambient Air Cooler
Ambient Air Cooler
Energy saving machinery for corn chip industry

Energy Saving

Choose from a variety of heat management solutions that maximize energy-efficiency and reduce energy costs. Sustainable efficiency and environmentally safe operation are key design elements.

Booster Heater
Booster Heater
Energy Recovery Heat Exchanger
Energy Recovery Heat Exchanger
Pollution and emissions control for frying lines

Pollution Control

Reduce pollution such as oil mist, particulates, and odors from fryer exhaust emissions.

KleenHeat Heat Exchanger
KleenHeat® Heat Exchanger
Oil Mist Eliminator
Oil Mist Eliminator
Seasoning machinery for corn products

Seasoning

Our unbeatable seasoning showcase includes a variety of systems that provide consistent and uniform seasoning coverage for corn chips and other corn snack products.

Spray Dynamics Two-Stage Coating System
Two-Stage Coating System
Spray Dynamics Mix-Use Twin Tank Skid System
Mix-Use Twin Tank Skid System
Spray Dynamics MSIII "Fan" Oil Spray Applicator
MSIII "Fan" Oil Spray Applicator
Spray Dynamics MSIII-S "Cone" Oil Spray Applicator
MSIII-S "Cone" Oil Spray Applicator
Slurry Encoater Spray Applicator
Slurry Encoater™ Spray Applicator
Slurry On Demand Continuous Mixer
Slurry On Demand® Continuous Mixer
Spray Dynamics MS-I Pulse Oil Spray Applicator
MS-I Pulse Oil Spray Applicator
Spray Dynamics Uni-Spense Dry Ingredient Distributor
Uni-Spense® Dry Ingredient Distributor
Scarf Plate Vibratory Dry Ingredient Distributor
Scarf Plate Vibratory Dry Ingredient Distributor
Spray Dynamics Soft Flight Coating Drum
Soft Flight® Coating Drum
Revolution Seasoning System
Revolution® Seasoning System
Belt-Type Flavor Dispenser
Belt-Type Flavor Dispenser
Mastermatic Roll Salter
Roll Salter
Conveyor systems for corn chips and corn products lines

Conveying

Our conveying and product handling systems include product transfer systems, horizontal motion conveyors, and accumulation systems that provide a gentle, smart, and dependable product transfer solution.

Incline Transfer Conveyors
Incline Transfer Conveyors
Varilift Bucket Conveyor
Varilift® Bucket Conveyor
FastBack Horizontal Motion Conveyor 90E/260E-G3
Horizontal Motion Conveyor 90E/260E-G3
FastBack Left Right Center Diverting Weigher Infeed Solution
Left Right Center Diverting Weigher Infeed
FastBack Revolution Proportional Gate 3.0
Revolution® Proportional Gate 3.0
WeighBack Weigh Conveyor
WeighBack Weigh Conveyor
MinuteMan Accumulation Conveyor
MinuteMan Accumulation Conveyor
FastBack SwitchBack Accumulation Conveyor
SwitchBack™ Accumulation Conveyor
Ishida multihead scale for corn products and chips

Weighing

Ishida has a long history in weighing innovation and revolutionized the industry with the invention of computer combination weighers that reduce product giveaway. Weigh at the highest speeds and lowest lifecycle costs, and interface with any packaging equipment to maximize weighing productivity.

Ishida CCW-RV Series Multihead Weigher
CCW-RV Series Multihead Weigher
CCW-RVE Series Multihead Weigher
CCW-RVE Series Multihead Weigher
Packaging systems for corn chips and corn snack products

Packaging

Complete packaging room solutions from in-feed to bagmaker to the case packer, and everything in-between. Our single-source snack food packaging systems provide leveraged and predictive automation with seamless integration.

Inspira Snack Food Bagging Machine
Inspira Series Snack Food Bagmaker
Ishida Automated Snack Food Case Packer ACP-700 Series
Automated Snack Food Case Packer ACP-700 Series
Astro Series Snack Food Bagmaker
Astro Series Snack Food Bagmaker
Ishida Atlas Series Snack Food Bagmaker
Atlas Series Snack Food Bagmaker
Flexible Strip-Pack Applicator
Flexible Strip-Pack Applicator
iTPS Ishida Total Packaging System
Ishida Total Packaging System (iTPS)
Inspection systems for corn chip and snack industry

Inspection

Anywhere along the line, protect your consumer and your equipment. Efficient detection of foreign objects is critical to consumer safety, brand survival, and will also protect machinery and prevent downtime. Package seal integrity and correct weight ensures the consumer gets what they expect. We offer a complete line of metal detectors, checkweighers, seal checkers, and X-ray inspection systems from the leading manufacturers: Ishida and CEIA.

CEIA THS/G21 Series Free-falling Products Metal Detection
THS/G21 Series Free-falling Products Metal Detection
CEIA THS/MN21 Ferrous-in-foil Metal Detection
THS/MN21 Ferrous-in-foil Metal Detection
CEIA THS/FFV21 Free-fall Metal Detection
THS/FFV21 Free-fall with Ejection Valve Metal Detection
CEIA Conveyor Belt Metal Detection
Conveyor Belt Metal Detection
Ishida DACS-G/GN Series Checkweigher with arm rejection system
DACS-G/GN Series Checkweigher
Ishida IX-EN Series X-ray Inspection System
IX-EN Series X-ray Inspection System
Ishida IX-G2 Series X-ray Inspection System
IX-G2 Series X-ray Inspection System
Ishida IX-GA Series X-ray Inspection System
IX-GA Series X-ray Inspection System
IX-GN Series X-ray Inspection System
IX-GN Series X-ray Inspection System
Metal Detection Combination Checkweigher
Metal Detection Combination Checkweigher
CEIA THS/21-THS/MS21 Series Metal Detection
THS/21-THS/MS21 Series Metal Detection
CEIA THS/21E Series Metal Detection
THS/21E Series Metal Detection
Ishida TSC-RVS In-line Seal Checker
TSC-RVS In-line Seal Checker
Support structures for food processing and packaging equipment

Support Structures

We design customized modular platforms and support structures that dramatically reduce time and cost of equipment installation. All support structures are designed with hygiene and safety in mind.

Cartridge Precision Support Systems
Cartridge Precision Support Systems
Controls and information systems for corn chip production line

Controls & Information

Rely on the same company that designs and builds the processing line to also supply operating and data management controls and information tools. We provide user-friendly controls systems that focus on achieving automation efficiency.

Packaging Machines Data Concentrator (PMDC)
Packaging Machines Data Concentrator (PMDC)
New Horizon Controls System
New Horizon Controls System
PLC Controls Systems
PLC Systems
Ishida i-Station Link 2 Controls System
Ishida i-Station Link 2 Controls System
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