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Cereals are also defined as breakfast food made from roasted grain and typically eaten with milk or yogurt. Cereal grain is a small, hard, and dry seed, which mainly harvests for human or animal consumption, like wheat, maize, or rye. Processed from the edible components of the grains, breakfast cereals contain rich nutrients and usually serve as the main course during breakfast meals. Different cereal manufacturing equipment allow various options to appear on the market, ranging from cereals, granola, and muesli. Granola and muesli can be converted into cereal bars. The healthy, on-the-go snack bar shows a growing trend due to its nutrient content and convenience.

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Entry-level automatic cereal bar machine

Start up your manufacturing of cereal bars or produce smaller batches to test and ...

Batch cooker of cereal foods

Controlled steam cooking of whole or milled grain products is t...

Cooked cereals shredder

By shredding cooked cereals, innovative breakfast and snack products ...

Consistent cereals toaster and dryer

In order to produce the very highest quality flaked ce...

Fully-automated syrup cooker, mixer and coater for cereals

Coating cereal products adds ...

Extruder for large-scale production of breakfast cereals

Shaped and filled extruded break...

Pre-conditioner for breakfast cereals

Extruded breakfast cereal products are a popular and ...

Colour-change system for extruded cereals

The traditional approach to multi-coloured extru...

Laboratory scale cereal cooker

When developing new breakfast cereal products it is expensive...

Benchtop extruder for cereals and snacks

Extruded products are very popular in the breakfas...

Pilot extruder for cereals and snacks

Small batches of product using high value ingredients...

Entry level cereal bar cutting table

The small-scale manual production of crunchy cereal bars, brittles, and similar produc...

Entry level cooker for cereal bar production

The creation of high-quality, flavourful crunch bars, brittles and similar pr...

Entry-level cereal bar making machine

Cereal and grain bars are increasingly popular, both as snack foods and as functional...

Kiln and cooler for oats and fatty cereals

Grains such as oats and parboiled rice have a high fat content and must be stab...

Consistent processor of corn, bran and multigrain

The production of high quality flaked b...

Breaker for baked granola sheets

Once baked in large sheets, granola needs to be processed i...

Recirculating batch dryer

Drying can be the most energy and time-consuming process in the food industry. This can have an ef...

Continuous vertical cartoner

When producing cereals, it is paramount to stay on top of market trends. New packaging forms ca...

Pillow bag vertical packing machine

When packaging products such as seeds, cereal, snacks, candies, nuts, tea, dried fruits...

Color sorting machine for grains

Detecting impurities in processed grain becomes more challenging as the output increases. B...

Fluidized bed drier/cooler for grains

Processed grains absorb moisture throughout the production line. Lowering that water ...

Hygienic vertical bagging machine

Hygienic bagging with a compact packing machine that can withstand the harshest wash down...

Slab forming machine

Turn the mixture of your ingredients, into continuous slabs for processing into bars, stands, or other s...

Strand forming machine

Form ingredient mixes into strands and slabs for further processing into bars, and other final product...

Strand forming machine for 2 masses

Form two-ingredient mixes into the shapes and layer combinations required for your fina...

Strand cutting machine

Cut continuous strands and slabs of your ingredient mix into bars, strips, and other final product sha...

High-speed strand cutting machine

Cut continuous strands and slabs of your ingredient mix into bars, strips, and other fina...

Longitudinal strand cutting machine

Cut continuous slabs of your ingredient mix into spaced strands for further processing ...

Chocolate coating machine

Coat your product with chocolate or caramel. This is a chocolate coating machine born of many year...

Hygienic chocolate coating machine

Coat your product with chocolate or caramel. This is a next-generation chocolate coating...

Laboratory extruder

Products can be extruded with a variety of shapes and characteristics by controlling the nozzle geometry ...

Extruder with annular gap expander

Products can be extruded with various shapes and characteristics by controlling the nozz...

Energy efficient chocolate enrober

Do you need to reduce your energy costs and environmental impact, but need to maintain t...

Continuous chocolate enrober

Do you need a large-scale 24/7 multi-product operation continuous chocolate enrober? Traditiona...
An entry-level chocolate enrober

Small chocolate enrober

Do you have a small-scale production environment but need the highest quality of enrobing? Higher qua...

Granola batch mixer

The production of granola-based recipes requires careful ingredients hand...

Convection oven for granola

For high-quality granola products, a perfect bake is required fo...

High-speed flow pack wrapping machine for chocolates

Foil flow pack wrapping of chocolate products is an attractive and p...

Display tray cartoner machine

Packaging products usually require a great deal of flexibility to comply with demand from mark...

Horizontal cartoner for food products

Depending on the primary product packages, food products like confectionery (biscuits...

Seaming machine for infant formula cans

Packaging of food products, but especially those for babies, like infant formula, i...

Can filling equipment

Having separate equipment for different process steps like filling and closing, can put a brake on grow...

Capping machine for plastic lid oatmeal tins     

Some products ask for a plastic reusable lid after the can has been sea...

Gentle de-awner for grains

Husking is a fundamental step in grain processing, but it lowers the yield if it’s not carefully...

Impact huller for oats

Hulling technology risks breaking oat grains if the system is not adjustable to fragile materials. Agg...

Gentle polisher for oats

The fine fluff covering oat grains complicates the cleaning of processing equipment. The hair-like f...

Table separator for grains

Imprecise sorting of oats and other grains brings down the yield. To avoid wastage, hulled and un...

Drum groat cutter for baby oats

Used as food thickeners and toppings, baby oat flakes must adhere to a consistent size. But ...

Flaking roller mill for oats

Consistent flake size is one of the main contributors to processed oat quality. But producing a...
mixer for tea blending

Gentle mixer for tea blending

The blending process is critical to the flavor quality of tea. But the physical impact of the ...
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Breakfast cereal is one of the most popular meals to eat in the morning around the world. Cereals go through a vast production line. They are usually processed from raw materials such as cereal corn, oats, wheat, and rice. After harvesting, the grains will be crushed to remove the outer layer or ground into flour. To prepare the grains ready to be shaped, they are sent into a rotating pressure cooker and a drying oven. When the grains are grounded into flour, they’ll then be cooked in a cooking extruder, which mixes the flour with other ingredients such as water, vitamins, or flavorings.

After stabilizing the moisture content of the grains, they can be further processed into desired forms ranging from flaked, puffed, shredded, or other special forms of cereals. Granolas and mueslis involve mixing grains with nuts or fruits and cooking them on a conveyor belt through an oven.

Different types of breakfast cereals

Cereals can be made in various forms and shapes through extruders and pellets. Gone are the days when there were only breakfast cornflakes. Nowadays, there are so many different varieties of breakfast cereals. Special forms of cereals, such as circles or shapes of alphabets, can also be achieved by adding a die to the end of the extruder to form a ribbon which will later be cut.

Granolas are processed by baking the grains until crispy, coating them with honey, and sometimes mixed with dried fruits or chocolate chips. On the other hand, muesli keeps the most nutrients since the grains are directly flattened and mixed with dried fruits or other ingredients.

Producing cereal bars and snacks - way more than cornflakes!

In the healthy snacking sector, cereal bars and cereal-based snacks play a large part in the demand for healthier eating due to the nutrient content and convenience factor. To process cereal mix to cereal bars, accurate feeding of major ingredients and molding are quite essential.

First, the cereal mix should be mixed evenly with the binder, which is usually agglutinate syrups. After the mixture is laminated and dried, it can be cut into a bar shape and fed into a flow wrapper for packaging.

Packing your cereal products

While some cereals, such as shredded wheat, are pretty resistant to moisture and stored directly in cardboard boxes, some cereal products need to be placed in an airtight and waterproof bag to protect them from being damaged. Resealable, flexible, and stand-up pouches have shown a growing trend in cereal packaging. At the same time, as the off-to-go snack bar has become more popular, single-serve packing also shows its potential.

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