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19.11.2018 Mixers process frozen potato products

Ajax Equipment, Bolton, UK, has supplied Agristo – a leading European pre-fried and frozen potato product supplier – with two continuous mixers featuring an enhanced mirror polish finish. The stainless steel machines will be used to blend grated potato with various additives including flavourings to produce a range of potato products.

The 4m long twin screw mixers include profiled covers as part of a design ensuring there are no areas of the machines that are awkward to clean. The casing’s hygienic, crack and crevice free finish ensures that strict hygiene standards for food manufacture are met. The mixers also feature Ajax’s paddle screw geometry which provides efficient though gentle mixing with negligible damage to ingredients.

“Our Ajax continuous mixers work extremely well, performing their job perfectly,” said Dieter Raes, technical director, of Agristo which is headquartered in Harelbeke, Belgium. “We have worked with Ajax on several machines and would highly recommend them to other food producers.”

Ajax managing director Eddie McGee commented: “Initially Agristo used one of Ajax’s hire machines to test various product combinations and handling requirements. The resulting feedback allowed Ajax to scale up the mixer’s design, producing a stainless steel continuous twin paddle mixer with a specially profiled casing for the most effective operation. The latest two mixers continue this progression, using Agristo’s experience with the existing machine and Ajax’s handling expertise to enhance mixing performance.”


One of the Ajax twin-screw mixers supplied to Agristo

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