Cerex AG

Flugplatz 8, 3368 Bleienbach
Telephone +41 31 5113400

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 04  Machines and equipment for the production of bakery products, snacks and cereals (including biscuits, waffles, etc.)
  • 04.01  Complete lines for manufacturing bakery products, snacks and cereals (including biscuits, waffles, etc.)
  • 04.01.03  Complete lines for the Production of cereals

Complete lines for the Production of cereals

Our products

Product category: Complete lines for the Production of cereals

Puffing process

  • Puffing is a hydrothermal process. The CEREX puffing process with its patented subsystems fulfils all the requirements for a controllable, industrial scale system for the puffing of all types of cereal.

    The key advantages of the CEREX puffing process can be summarised as follows:
  • High yield of approx. 95% (based on wheat).
  • High availability in continuous operation, approx. 98%.
  • Low maintenance and low repair costs.
  • Low wear; most consumables are readily available standard items.
  • Simple to operate; the system runs without operator, requiring only monitoring.
  • Presure and time curves are controlled by means of preset values for operating accuracy.
  • The saving to memory of formulas and system parameters helps ensure consistent quality.
  • The direct logging of production data helps you track quality.
  • No expansion bang which means low noise emissions.
  • No dust emission thanks to the closed circuit formed by the preheating system, the reactor and the expansion conduit.
  • Cleaning is only required in course of product changeover or system shutdown. The expansion conduit is accessible via a large cleaning aperture for rinsing with water jet. Max. cleaning time of about 30 minutes.
  • The preheaters and reactors are self- cleaning.
  • The entire system is made of stainless steel with food- grade finish.

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Product category: Complete lines for the Production of cereals

Cooking process

CEREX cooking according to the Bichsel system has turned the traditional industrial cooking literally upside down. The patented Bichsel cooking system injects all the steam directly into the product. Temperature controlled cooking becomes possible. The operator enjoys full control of the cooking process.

The decisive advantage of the Bichsel system is that the termal energy can be directed, at a precise preset temperature curve, straight into the product. The constantly controlled flow of steam ensures more consistent and gentler heating. The geometry of CEREX pressure vessels was engineered carefully. CEREX cookers are therefore optimised to create mixing effects without damaging the product. The cooker can also be filled to a higher level, without this leading to irregular quality. The space above the product being processed can be separately ventilated while steam injection takes place.

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Product category: Complete lines for the Production of cereals

Toasting process

CEREX Air- impingement toasters offer state of the art finished product quality not only for toasting but also for drying of various granular products and puffing of extrudate pellets. The impingement technology provides optimal airflow- product contact conditions. The conveyor size is engineered to allow for a gentle heat transfer. In combination with the CEREX fines separation system, unsurpassed energy efficiency is achieved. CEREX impingement toasters fit into any building as it is the industries most compact system without compromising the final product quality.

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About us

Company details

CEREX services the breakfast cereal industry and the snack food industry by providing cereal puffing systems, rotary cookers, toasters and high brix coating systems. CEREX also offers consulting and engineering services from integration of single machines up to the engineering of complete factories.

CEREX systems and equipment conform to all worldwide food industry standards and codes. Usually CEREX equipment is designed above standard to prevent any alterations during the very long lifetime of our machines. We engineer for your sustainable benefit.

From the beginning, CEREX was able to draw on the experience of its staff in operating breakfast cereal factories. Numerous customers have therefore trusted us and asked CEREX to engineer their whole cereal factory turnkey. Initially CEREX only offered this service in Western Europe, its home territory. As time passed by, CEREX has evolved and offers this challenging service in numerous other regions. We are always glad assist you in making your projects reality. CEREX is your partner in the processing of breakfast cereals.

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Target groups
  • Food
  • Confectionery products