There are several models of encrusters but all work on the same principles.
The model KN-550 arrived to replace the very popular KN400 in 2007. The KN-550 is the premier encrusting machine able to handle the widest range of products and being able to produce the widest range of sizes.
The KN135 is a smaller version of the now replaced KN400 and although unable to handle elastic doughs, is fully suitable for most other savory and bakery products.
The KN550, KN400 and KN135 are of stainless steel construction and fully hoseable. They each have a single head which can make up to a 300gram product as a single deposit (KN135 – up to 150gms). Both can handle a very wide range of materials.
The KN170 is a lightweight version of the encrusting machines and is ideal for fast production of soft products such as confectionary, potato and cookie dough’s. It has an aluminum construction and is not fully hoseable – it is therefore not generally suitable for meat and savoury products, although many companies still use them for potato and meat croquettes and filled Gnocchi.
Rheon offer test kitchen facilities in Japan for a potential or existing customer to use to try products and refine them to their specifications.
Most of our customers use these facilities as Rheon do not charge for this service or for the materials used. This means that a customer can fully test his product for only the cost of an air fare and a couple of nights accommodation.
This is a significant advantage for the customer as -
They can see their product running and know it will work the way they visualised it. They can bring back samples, or if it is a quarantined product, they can take photo's or video's to bring back.
We obtain a full list of the components used, which means there is no guesswork involved and also we can supply an accurate quotation. If any special parts are required, we become aware of it.
The customer can go immediately into production on receiving the machine instead of facing long development on an unfamiliar machine.
A typical visit will only take 1.5 days of testing. This means a customer can leave for Japan on a weekend, test on Monday and Tuesday morning, fly back over Tuesday night and be back in Australia/NZ on Wednesday morning with a fully developed product that he knows will run.
As the authorised Rheon dealer, we can arrange a test session at Rheon on your request.
Follow on equipment from a Rheon encrusting machine could be Batter, breading applicators and fryers - Jump to the EconoSystem page here.
Rheon Encrusting Machine
Symetec is the sanctioned dealer for the Oceanic Area.
Originally grown from the baking industry, Rheon encrusters quickly found much wider applications in their ability to handle a very wide range of materials.
Rheon products are 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 is 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
Meat with Egg Production
KN550 is ideal for meat products. The main body is easily washable and stainless steel parts are used to meet sanitary requirements.
Scotch Egg Production
By using options such as the Solid Feeder, a whole egg can be enclosed inside ground meat for products such as Scotch Eggs.
Meat Loaf Production
You can achieve various lengths for meat and bread products.
Filled Buns Production
KN550 is also great for elastic bread dough. High quality and tasty filled products can be produced.
Filled Focaccia Production
A large filled Focaccia can be produced.
Open Top Pizza Production
By using the special Open Top Shutter, the filling inside the product remains visible. You can produce Open Top Pizzas and other such visually interesting products.
Bread Stick Production
Production of yeast raised bar shaped products and finger foods such as bread sticks, and pretzel sticks can be easily made.
Steamed Chinese Meat Bun Production
Steamed Buns and Crystal Dumpling can be produced with or without twist top by using the Twist Top Shutter Option.