Food & Bulk Materials Processing

Savoury Snack Products

Enhance Product Quality Through Improved Cooking Control

Fast, continuous, non-contact on-line measurement or rapid at-line analysis of moisture and oil in snack foods processing provides real-time information about the process so that meaningful control can be achieved.

Key to the snack food industry is customer loyalty and key to that are product consistency and quality.

Our on-line measurements of moisture, fat and oil and degree of brownness provide meaningful feedback, in real time, in the cooking and flavouring processes allowing for better process control and optimization.

NDC Technologies' non-contact solutions are specifically designed for challenging snack food processing environments and can be supplied as a moisture-only configuration or in multi-component formats to deliver highly-robust simultaneous measurement of moisture, oil and degree of bake or brownness.

Our Series 9 On-Line Gauge features many food-safe attributes, from its unique cast 316L stainless steel housing, sealed to IP67 standards, and with a food-safe sapphire measurement window, to available operator and supervisor interfaces in robust stainless-steel housings.

Our solutions provide moisture, fat and oil and degree of brownness measurements can be used in applications such as:

  • Chips or Crisps
  • Hand Cooked or Batch Cooked Chips or Crisps
  • Corn dough
  • Popcorn
  • Pretzels
  • Puffed corn
  • Baked Potato Based Snacks
  • Crackers and Aperitif-style snacks
  • Breadsticks

Key advantages include:

  • Automated process control via your SCADA or PLC
  • Better Product Consistency
  • Increased Productivity
  • Less Reliance on Routine Laboratory Testing
  • Meeting Labelled Specifications
  • Ensuring that the products have the desired "Crunch"

Check out our savoury snacks process measurement solutions below.