About Us.

Incomec-Cerex :: Specialists in grainprocessing // rice cake machines

INCOMEC-CEREX Corporate BELGIUM
Since 1990

INCOMEC CEREX has been active 30 years in the food machinery business and became one of the major players in the production of rice cake and Corn Cake equipment. The experience of puffing grains as well in its CEREX GRAIN PROCESSOR as its CEREX PUFFING GUN, lies at the base of the development of the PELLEX PROCESSOR. The patented PELLEX processor converts all types of pellets in a crunchy, tasty light chip. Call them BAKED, PUFFED or POPPED but certainly NOT FRIED, these crisps lack the oil, but burst with genuine snacking pleasure. Who says it needs to taste like cardboard or styrofoam to be healthy, at INCOMEC-CEREX we prove the opposite.

Our Products.

PELLEX
PROCESSOR

The INCOMEC-CEREX PELLEX Processor is a food processor which converts pellets and mixes of pellets/grains into a chip/cake/cracker in one operation without the need for further treatment.

CEREX
PROCESSOR

The INCOMEC-CEREX Grain Processor is a simple food processor which converts untreated grain, pellets and mixes of grain and/or pellets into a slice/cake/biscuit/cracker in one operation without the need for further treatment.

EXCHANGE
DIE-SETS

The three-part moulds, consisting of separately heated upper and lower mould parts and a pneumatically driven ring, are designed to reduce sticking and thus cleaning time. The dies are protected with a titanium coating.

Anciliary Equipment

Cleaning drum

The Machine

The INCOMEC CEREX Grain Processor processes three basic grains solely or in mixtures : RICE, WHEAT and POPCORN and also a considerable number of PELLETS, like gelatinized wheat, rice-pellets etc… To these grains, other material like buckwheat, millet, rye, oats, barley, soy... can be added up to 25-30%, some grains over 50%. Even when broken grains are used, a nice slice can be obtained produced, hardly different from a cake made with ordinary rice.

PROCESS DESCRIPTION

° The grain is fed through a hopper, volumetrically metered and introduced by a feed-slide into the mould.

° The mould closes, crushing and baking the grain for a short period, after which a little opening is created to enable the expansion of the grain or pellet and thus forming the cake shape.

° The slice is ejected onto a conveyor, which leads the slices to the flavouring and/or packaging area.

The raw materials

The INCOMEC CEREX Grain Processor processes three basic grains solely or in mixtures : RICE, WHEAT and POPCORN and also a considerable number of PELLETS, like gelatinized wheat, rice-pellets etc… To these grains, other material like buckwheat, millet, rye, oats, barley, soy... can be added up to 25-30%, some grains over 50%. Even when broken grains are used, a nice slice can be obtained produced, hardly different from a cake made with ordinary rice.

Preparation

No extensive pretreatment of the grain is needed, but some moisture adjustment can be beneficial for the product. A simple addition of a percentage of water in a receptacle and some mixing does the job.

FLAVORING

Heat-stable flavors or salt can be added before the baking, though this tends to increase the necessity and frequency of mould cleaning. Spraying and/or dusting afterwards is advised.

DIES OR MOULDS

The three-part moulds, consisting of separately heated upper and lower mould parts and a pneumatically driven ring, are designed to reduce sticking and thus cleaning time. The dies are protected with a titanium coating. The die (quick) exchange sets consist of the three-part die, the upper head assembly and appropriate feeding plate, allowing to make a change-over of dies in less than 3 hours.

MACHINE OUTPUT

Output capacity depends on:

°grain or grain-mix or pellet being processed
°desired weight of the finished product
°desired appearance of the finished product

All these elements have an impact on the baking time and therefore a more exact calculation can only be made once the raw material and end-product have been defined and tested. Following capacities can be reached with a 100% medium grain brown rice.

ELECTRICAL CONTROL BOX

B&R is a European manufacturer of PLC’s which is producing reliable, robust and technical performant PLC’s.

° There is no main PLC provided. Each of the machines have their own small PLC which are all linked to a CAN-Open bus.
° There is one display provided for each line of ten machines which enables to program the individual machine parameters into each of the individual PLC’s through the CAN-Open data highway.

° This system is especially suitable for customers who don’t have experience with PLC’s and data highway networks and who want to rely on our assistance in case of problems. A problem with one of the PLC’s doesn’t mean that the whole line is stopped. Only one machine will be non-active.

DIE-Sets

5-LR dieset
5-LR
6-LR dieset
6-LR
12-WI dieset
12-WI
21-MI dieset
21-MI

 

44-MB dieset
44-MB
8-SQ dieset
8-SQ
40-BC dieset
40-BC
8-BR dieset
8-BR

 

11-BR dieset
11-BR
CRINCLE dieset
CRINCLE

The Machine

The INCOMEC-CEREX PELLEX Processor is a food processor which converts pellets and mixes of pellets/grains into a chip/cake/cracker in one operation without the need for further treatment.

PROCESS DESCRIPTION

° The pellet(-mix) is fed through a hopper, volumetrically metered and introduced by a feed-slide into the mould.

° The mould closes, crushing and baking the pellets for a short period, after which a little opening is created to enable the expansion of the pellet or pellet-mix and thus forming the chip.

° The chips are ejected onto a conveyor, which leads them to the flavoring and/or packaging area.

The raw materials

The INCOMEC CEREX PELLET Processor (C+) processes pellets like - but not limited to - gelatinized wheat, rice-, corn-, potato-, soy-pellets into popped chips, while also processing corngrits into “popcorner”-type product.

Preparation

No extensive pre-treatment of the pellet is needed, but some moisture or other adjustment can be beneficial for the product. This can be obtained by a simple mixing process.

FLAVORING

Heat-stable flavours or salt can be added before the baking, though this tends to increase the necessity and frequency of mould cleaning. Spraying and/or dusting afterwards is advised.

DIES OR MOULDS

The three-part moulds, consisting of separately heated upper and lower mould parts and a pneumatically driven ring, are designed to reduce sticking and thus cleaning time.

The dies are protected with a titanium coating.

MACHINE OUTPUT

Output capacity depends on:

° the pellet or pellet-mix being processed
° desired weight of the finished product
° desired appearance of the finished product

All these elements have an impact on the baking time and therefore a more exact calculation can only be made, once the raw material and end-product have been defined and tested.

ELECTRICAL CONTROL BOX

B&R is a European manufacturer of PLC’s which is producing reliable, robust and technical performant PLC’s .

° There is no main PLC provided. Each of the machines have their own small PLC which are all linked to a CAN-Open bus.
° There is one display provided for each line of ten machines which enables to program the individual machine parameters into each of the individual PLC’s through the CAN-Open data highway.

° This system is especially suitable for customers who don’t have experience with PLC’s and data highway networks and who want to rely on our assistance in case of problems .A problem with one of the PLC’s doesn’t mean that the whole line is stopped. Only one machine will be nonactive.

DIE-Sets

21-TR dieset
21-TR
24-TR dieset
24-TR
28-MI dieset
28-MI
66-MB dieset
66-MB

 

40-BC dieset
40-BC
8-BR dieset
8-BR
11-BR dieset
11-BR

6-LR

used on CEREX

 
ROUND CAKES
Dimensions
90mm to 101mm diameter
Weight
7 to 11 gram
Cakes/cycle
6
Output/hour
Up to 1900 cakes
Breakage
5%
6-LR

8-SQ

used on CEREX

 
SQUARE CAKES
Dimensions
side 80 mm
Weight
7 to 11 gram
Cakes/cycle
8
Output/hour
Up to 2500 cakes
Breakage
5%
8-SQ

21-MI

used on CEREX

 
ROUND CAKES
Dimensions
Weight
Cakes/cycle
21
Output/hour
Breakage
21-MI

8-BR & 11-BR

used on CEREX // PELLEX

 
BAR CAKES
Dimensions
36.5mm x 100mm
Weight
6 to 9 gram
Cakes/cycle
8 - 11
Output/hour
Up to 2500 cakes
Breakage
5%
8-11-BR

21-TR

used on PELLEX

 
TRIANGLES
Dimensions
side ???
Weight
0.9 to 2.0 gram
Cakes/cycle
21
Output/hour
min ???? triangles/hour
Breakage
3%
Final moisture
3.5 to 4.5%
66-MB

24-TR

used on PELLEX

 
TRIANGLES
Dimensions
side 60mm
Weight
0.9 to 2.0 gram
Cakes/cycle
24
Output/hour
min 11.000 triangles/hour
Breakage
3%
Final moisture
3.5 to 4.5%
66-MB

40-BC

used on CEREX // PELLEX

 
BISCUIT CAKES
Dimensions
25mm x 45mm
Weight
1.5 to 2.5 gram
Cakes/cycle
40
Output/hour
Up to 13000 cakes
Breakage
8%
40-BC

28-MI

used on PELLEX

 
CHIPS
Dimensions
45mm diameter
Weight
0.9 to 2.0 gram
Cakes/cycle
28
Output/hour
min 12500 chips/hour
Breakage
3%
Final moisture
3.5 to 4.5%
28-MI

66-MB

used on PELLEX

 
MINI-BITES
Dimensions
25mm diameter
Weight
0.4 to 0.8 gram
Cakes/cycle
66
Output/hour
min 25.000 mini-bites/hour
Breakage
3%
Final moisture
3.5 to 4.5%
66-MB

CRINCLE

used on PELLEX

 
CRICLE
Dimensions
Weight
Cakes/cycle
Output/hour
Breakage
3%
Final moisture
3.5 to 4.5%
CRINCLE


Belgium, Industrielaan 1 - 9660 BRAKEL.

PLC

° B&R is a European manufacturer of PLC’s which is producing reliable, robust and technical performing PLC’s and ancillary equipment.

° There is no main PLC provided. Each of the machines have their own small PLC which are all linked to a CAN-Open data highway.

Power panel

C-Series Power Panels are terminals with a built-in PLC.

By using an Intel Atom processor, the speed is so high that applications can achieve cycle times down to 1 ms.

Automation Runtime, which provides up to eight task classes, is the basis for this.

To allow optimal use of this performance, the Power Panel C70 has a wide range of integrated interfaces: POWERLINK, Ethernet, X2X Link, USB as well as optional CAN.

Screen controlling pages

° There is one display provided for each line of ten machines which enables to program the individual machine parameters into each of the individual PLC’s through the CAN-Open data highway.

Product Flyers

CEREX GRAIN PROCESSOR

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PELLEX PROCESSOR

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Get in touch

Incomec-Cerex

Industrielaan 1 - 9660 Brakel

BELGIUM

T. +32 (0)55 43 16 20

F. +32 (0)55 42 73 08

Brussles Airport

A201, 1930 Zaventem
BELGIUM

Zottegem Trainstation

Stationsplein 12, 9620 Zottegem
BELGIUM

Financial

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