The softening machine we usually use is layer softening pot /boller. Softening machine is important section of oilseeds pretreatment and precessing production line.
Softening machine is improving plasticity of oilseeds to make them reach the best flaking condition through adjusting moisture and temperature of oilseeds. Softening is maily suitable for low plasticity and hard oilseeds with low oil content, low moisture or high husk rate.
Features of softening machine we offer:
1. Reasonable structure
2. Stable performance
3. High efficiency and energy saving
4. Suitable for continuous operation
5. Easy to operate and maintain
There are two kinds softening methods in oilseeds pretreatment & pressing machines, one is adding water and heating method, the other is heating and anhydrating method.
The former method is mainly suitable for low-oil-content or low-moisture oil seeds, like soybean, which is also used for processing high-oil-content oil seeds with hard shells or high cellulose, such as canola, flaxseed, etc. For this softening method, we need to add hot water or inject direct steam.
But for most high-oil-content oil seeds, like the peanut kernel, teaseed kernel, sunflower etc, their texture is soft, we will adopts the latter softening method, which is also called cooking , during softening we just need to heating ( adding a very little direct steam) , or without softening machine, they can flaking directly.
We can offer whole oil seeds processing line, and softening machine is just part of the whole line. Our engineer can help you choose the most suitable machine according to your raw material and requirement.
Softening process is only focusing on several kinds oil seeds, like soybean , colza etc. These two are commen seeds is always required softening. But for the peanut, sunflower seeds, cottonseeds, if it is has some special use, the softening machine is also necessary.
However, different oil seeds have different processing method and we can help you design specialized processing line according to your material, if you want to know more about softening machine, please feel free to contact us.
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