Confectionery Manufacturing Advice

The following application guideline relates to Hygienic Confectionery Manufacturing. It is designed to outline the benefits of incorporating KEK Centrifugal Sifters into the processing of Sugar Confectionery.

What the Customer’s Requirements Were: Equipment to deliver the highest standard of hygiene and cleanliness, as well as unsurpassed reliability with minimal maintenance requirements.

As a specialist brand in food size reduction and screening, our team at Kemutec were able to work with the client to customise and supply the KEK Centrifugal Sifter.

Project details

Product: 6 x KEK K800C Centrifugal Sifters installed

Centrifugal Sifter Sieves

Handling material: Granulated sugar, citric acid, starches and sweeteners

Location: Europe

Application: Fruit flavoured sweets (also known as candy or lollies)

How the KEK Sifters added value:

  • Simple, hygienic design, for easy cleaning
  •  Ultimate cleanliness was also enabled through a Cantilever Shaft design
  • Easy inspection, cleaning and maintenance through an oversized end door
  • High-efficiency sifting, for optimal output
  • Rotatable sifter screen that could be quickly removed for inspection and cleaning
  • Operator friendly – no tools required to quickly strip down and clean


Additional benefits:

  • For maximum hygiene and cleanability, the majority of flat surfaces were removed from the internal and external surfaces of sifters, bespoke for the customer
  • Flanges were adapted to suit the client’s various requirements (BFM, tri-clover & bolted flanges)
  • ATEX compliant, for peace of mind
  • Height adjustments were made to accommodate space constraints of the manufacturing facilities

Additional features:

  • Incorporated a high efficiency, 430 stainless steel perforated plate sieve assembly
  • Internals surfaces polished to <0.8 microns RA, for a smooth clean finish
  • Flexible design reduced consumption of floor space
  • No oversize end bearing or seals included, for fewer moving parts that may wear or need to be replace
  • Quiet performance

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Type certified ATEX compliance for Zones 20 internally & 21 externally, featuring:

  • ATEX compliant locking switches & motor isolation
  • Temperature & vibration monitoring of shaft support bearings
  • Custom ATEX compliant terminal box

To contact us for the supply of size reduction and screening equipment into the Food sectors, go to our CONTACT PAGE >>

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