Rheon Encrusting Machines
Symetec is the sanctioned dealer for the Oceanic Area.
Although originally grown from the baking industry, Rheon encrusters have quickly found much wider applications in their ability to handle a very wide range of materials.
products are now found in meat & poultry, snack & health, seafood's, confectionery, pet food and even ice
cream as well as bakery products including biscuits/cookies as well as bread dough's.
The basic concept of the Rheon machines are to combine
any two materials - one as an outside casing and the second as a filling.
The machine extrudes the two materials as a continuous extrusion
and a shutter device, not unlike a camera iris, cuts and seals the extrusion to the desired weights and/or lengths.
Primary shapes from the machine are obtained as balls from 10 to 300gms, OR logs (closed and sealed rounded ends) of any weight depending how long the log is, OR use the machine to make a
continuous extrusion and cut into lengths downstream to the required weights/lengths (these will give you open ends where you can see the filling
contents such as a sausage roll or fruit bar).
Variations on these basic machine functions are -
The ability to deliberately leave the top of a ball product open by using a special shutter. This allows the
filling to be seen. This was developed primarily for producing individual portion pizza's but will find other applications as well.
The ability to use different shaped ring & nozzle
sets so as to have other than round continuous extrusions or logs. They can be square, triangular or almost any shape including open topped where the filling is a layer on the
second material (casing) rather than be enclosed by it.
The ability to make the filling into pictures or mosaics. This is primarily used for biscuits where teddy bears or
smiley faces can be produced with two different coloured (and flavoured) biscuit dough's.
The ability to add a second filling into the centre. The second filling
(or third material) must be of a paste or thick liquid type nature. An example may be to produce the round potato ball with a meat filling, and a dash of
tomato sauce in the centre of the meat.
The ability to place a solid object inside the case material, with or without a filling around it. This could be a sweet pastry, with chocolate filling
and a strawberry in the centre. It may be an Olive in the centre of a ball of meat