Tema Process received 3 orders from clients in Poland and Czech Republic for the delivery of fluid bed dryers for the production of bread crumbs.
Bread crumbs or breadcrumbs (regional variants including breading and crispies) consist of crumbled bread of various dryness, sometimes with seasonings added, used for breading or crumbing foods, topping casseroles, stuffing poultry, thickening stews, adding inexpensive bulk to soups, meatloaves and similar foods, and making a crisp and crunchy covering for fried foods, especially breaded cutlets like tonkatsu and schnitzel.
Breadcrumb, rusk or Japanese processing lines:
Breading’s typically contain seasonings and are applied as coatings to fried or baked foods to achieve certain textures, colours, and flavours. Rusk is used as a filler or a binding agent in hamburgers and sausages. Breadcrumb is made in either loaves/bricks/sheets or extruded onto a baking belt. The Tema bread crumb or rusk line consists of a bread mill, a fluid bed dryer/cooler, air supply/recirculation duct system, a gas burner to heat up the air, a cyclone, a cooling fan to cool down the product before the milling/screening and a fully automated control system. The bread crumb production lines are available in a wide range of capacities starting from 500 kg/hr up to 6.000 kg/hr. The PLC controls is an essential part of the system, the controls are used to achieve the right colour, shape and texture of the product. The product inlet moisture is often between 35-40 % and can be dried to 4-12 %, after the drying the product is cooled down with ambient air. Energy is recovered by re-using the hot cooling exhaust air from the fluid bed. This unique technical solution reduces the energy consumption by ~10%.