From bench top to full scale production, Knechtelís equipment and 27,000 sq. foot facility enable us to produce a variety of food products ranging from snack foods to confections. Applications such as panning, enrobing, molding, depositing, tableting, liquid & dry mixing, blending, filling, encapsulation and all other processes are within our capabilities.

FAST, RESPONSIVE SERVICE

We know timetables can be tight. Our experienced staffing and knowledge enable us to respond quickly to your situation. We can frequently offer immediate suggestions or assistance. Most projects are completed under budget within 3-4 weeks.

LATEST INGREDIENTS AND PROCESSING ADVANCES

We continually conduct internally self-funded projects related to new ingredients and emerging technologies. This knowledge allows us to bring new ideas and resources to your project.

ENGINEERING CAPABILITIES

With our diverse expertise, we can provide feasibility studies, plant layouts, financial assessments, equipment evaluations, turnkey operations and recommendations.

TRAINING COURSES

Knechtel provides hands-on-courses that contain current industry practices that will transfer the technology and knowledge to your sales force or marketing people. Along with courses for your R & D staff, Knechtel can customize a course for any of your company’s personnel.

CONFIDENTIALITY ASSURED

Fully developed policies and procedures are in place for maintaining client confidentiality.


EQUIPMENT

Cooking Burner
Chocolate Kettle
Bramley Mill
Chewing Gum Sheeter



Rotary Presses




Vacuum Cooker



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Depositing
Revolving Pans
Forming Extruder
Gas Fired Cookers
Steam Jacketed Processing Kettles
 

OVENS
    Continuous Ban
    Electric Tray
    Rotating Gas Tray

REVOLVING PANS

    Various shapes and sizes
    16”- 48” diameter
    Variable speed
    All stainless steel
    Ribs / No Ribs
    Gas Heated

COOKERS
    Gas Atmospheric Electrical
    Gas and Vacuum Electrical with Pressure
    Steam / Steam Injection Microwave
    Stream thin film continuous Electrical Oil Frying

TABLETTING
    Dry powder mixing
    Ribbon blender
    Stokes “F” press
    High speed presses
                     BB-2-33
                     BB-2-45

BENCH TOP HOMOGENIZER

PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES
    Cooking
    Frying
    Baking
    Forming
             Extrusion
             Molding
             Cutting and Slitting
     Enrobing
     Pan coating
     Belt coating
     Beverage
              Carbonator

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
 
   Natural ingredients (Organic)
     Non-GMO products
     Super-critical CO2 extraction
     Vacuum frying
     Novel encapsulation technologies
     Novel coating technologies