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. Little did they realise, however, that the merging of technologies and knowledge would result in such a powerhouse of coating, seasoning and flavouring application choices for the New Zealand food industry.
Spray Dynamics has brought to the Heat and Control catalogue 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.
This year, 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 flavour 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. 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 flavour 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. Combined with Heat and Control’s in-kitchen seasoning, the widest range of coating, seasoning and flavour application is available to the industry from one extremely experienced and knowledgeable source.