7,891,288 (Feb. 22, 2011), S. Van Dalsem, et al., assigned to H.O. Short & Son Ltd., Berwick-Upon-Tweed, UK, and Van Dalsem Design BV, Alkmaar, The Netherlands
May 1, 2011
This machine for producing fragile puffed, crisped or flaked cereal-based foods includes a feed section and a compression section. In the feed section fragile cereal is supplied into channels, and corresponding drive elements move the food along these channels. The compression section that is adjacent to the feed section features tubes of selected cross-section and length.