Keeping product loss to a minimum and increasing the efficiency of production processes is essential for any manufacturer. Within confectionery manufacturing processes, raw materials such as sugar are often reclaimed for reuse.
In one of its applications, the vibratory screener Russell Compact Sieve® has been used to sieve redundant pieces of marshmallow to recover sugar. These particular marshmallow pieces have coconut shreds and sugar on them and therefore require a two-stage screening process.
This application is typically done by grading sieves such as the Finex Separator™, however, in this case, the customer had limited headroom and required this two-stage process in two separate locations.
The customer also wanted the quick release tool-free features offered by the Russell Compact Sieve for fast and effective cleaning.
Firstly, the product is screened on a mesh frame with large apertures to remove the larger pieces of marshmallow, while coconut shreds, sugar and smaller pieces of marshmallow go through the mesh.
The second screening process uses a finer mesh in order to remove the coconut shreds and remaining marshmallow pieces, reclaiming sugar which is free from any contamination and ready for reuse.
The Russell Compact Sieve is a versatile vibratory screener and with its straight-through design and low height can simply be installed in existing or new production lines. The minimal contact parts of the Russell Compact Sieve ensure the machine can thoroughly be cleaned.
Many features of the Russell Compact Sieve, such as easy assembly and disassembly without the needs for tools, can minimise downtime and improve productivity. Read our food case studies to find out how we can help with improving production efficiency and reducing product wastage.
The Russell Compact Sieve® and other Russell separation equipment have been used in numerous food applications around the world, including as vibratory screeners for icing.
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