Sandvik Belt Flaker
This solidification system utilizes a chilled stainless steel belt, which can be adapted to meet specific process requirements such as product thickness, temperature profile or processing times. The molten product is delivered onto the steel belt via specialized nozzles, forming a film that is taken up by the running steel belt.
The steel belt is sprayed on the underside with water from nozzles carefully positioned to ensure uniform cooling, resulting in controlled and even solidification. The heat released during cooling and solidification is eliminated through the steel belt with its excellent thermal conductivity.
The cooling water is collected in tanks and drained through an integrated collecting pipe. There is no contact between the coolant and product, so there is no risk of cross contamination.
At the cooler end, a fixed blade breaks the solid product layer into small irregular flakes. The blade can be customized according to product type, the flake size required and the capacity of the plant. After passing across the blade the flakes are fed into a drum for collection and further processing.
- 50-gallon reactor hard-piped to belt feed
- Max temperature: 275°C
- Full vac
- 16” x 20’ belt flaker
- Variable speed: 4-44 ft/min