J. C. Design Pty Ltd have recently designed, manufactured and installed a continuous dry roaster suitable for seeds, wheat, nuts etc. The roaster is capable of producing up to 1,000 kg/hour of product at 12 minutes cook time. Manufactured of stainless steel, with 316 stainless steel used for parts in contact with product, the unit measures 7 metres long x 1.5 metres wide.
A special indirect gas fired heat exchanger is continually circulating, heating and distributing roasting chamber air to give an even roast result.
The roasting chamber consists of an insulated rotating drum, 6 metres long with a continuous internal screw flight to give controlled feed and tumbling of product. The drum is driven by a variable speed drive to give roasting times of 3 to 18 minutes.
Variable temperature adjustment, maximum 350 degrees C and variable flow rate 3 to 18 minutes allows you to adjust for a perfect cook.
The picture shown has a cooling drum mounted under the roasting drum, where the roasted product is fed into it and is screwed back to the roasting infeed end, to be discharged onto a conveyor.
This roaster adds to the J. C. Design range of continuous fryers, branding/char markers, batter and crumbing machines, flavour depositing and mixing units.