Tortilla chips Processing Lines
Maize products are processed into a wide variety of snack products, one of them being the Tortilla chip, which accounts for a large percentage of the capacity delivered by the snacks industry.
The processing starts with the maize being mixed with water to form a dough which is then pressed using rollers into sheets of approximately 1.5 mm thick.
The sheets are passed through a rotary former which cuts out the triangular shapes. The shapes are pre-dried in a direct fired oven.
After ambient air cooling on an equilibration and cooling belt, they are fried in vegetable oil in a Tortilla chips fryer. The normal frying temperature is 185ºC with a retention time of around 50 seconds. The fryer consists of a frying pan through which the frying oil is circulated.
The Tortilla chips fryer is designed to incorporate the latest technology to produce homogeneous, high quality Tortilla chips.
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