Casing & Flavouring Application

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Combining conditioning and casing

The process principle relies upon the fact that the tobacco is at its most receptive, open state when it is within the conditioning cylinder. Because it is warm, it relaxes and unfolds, thus exposing the maximum surface area to the action of the casing spray. In this warm state, the pores of the leaf surfaces are also more open, thus maximising their ability to absorb the droplets of casing liquor which are sprayed onto them. As with the basic DCC process, the product is first warmed and conditioned by the action of diffuse steam sprays at the cylinder infeed. It is only after this ‘dry conditioning’ phase has take place that the product comes into contact with the casing spray. For the remaining time within the cylinder, the product is cascaded by the lifting paddles, giving time for the casing to penetrate into the lamina, and improving the process uniformity by a gentle mixing action. The remaining features of the DCCC are similar to those of the DCC, and are described in that section.

Casing Kitchens

Providing high quality Casing Kitchens and Tanks

  • High quality stainless steel construction for all contact parts
  • Bulk ingredient handling and storage
  • Dry powder handling and dispensing by weight
  • Mixing and homogenising
  • High accuracy liquid dispensing
  • Steam heated vessels with integral side-scraping mixers
  • Hygienic pipework with quick-release ‘dairy’ fittings
  • Electrically heated holding and storage tanks
  • Recirculation systems for heating and mixing
  • Skid-mounted systems for quick and easy installation
  • Clean-in-place systems for tank and pipework cleaning
  • Intrinsically safe systems to comply with ATEX requirements
  • Automatic recipe control and batch traceability

Product Casing

A basic principle of the design is to ensure that the tobacco is ‘open’ before it is presented to the casing spray. This is achieved by applying low pressure diffuse steam to heat and open the product as it enters the cylinder. Casing is then directed onto the product as it cascades through the cylinder. A high quality steam-atomised nozzle is selected to provide the required degree of atomisation of the casing liquor, and is carefully positioned to maximise exposure of the tobacco to the spray whilst minimising over-spray onto the cylinder walls. Lifting pins ensure optimal presentation of the product to the sprays and minimise build-up of product on the walls of the cylinder. The outside of the cylinder is insulated and clad, and the discharge hood is provided with electric or steam trace heating, to minimise accumulation of product in this area. As an option for particularly heavy casings, the cylinder can be externally heated either by steam or electrically, in order to maintain the required process temperature and minimise sticking of casing and tobacco to the cylinder walls. A further option for heavy casings consists of a special nozzle boom which cleans the cylinder walls by means of compressed air jets. Clean in place nozzles are provided in the cylinder hoods where appropriate. As with all Garbuio cylinders, the support rolls, drive and seals are robustly designed for reliability and ease of maintenance.

Flavour mixing cylinder

The Garbuio Flavour cylinders are intended to apply light, volatile flavours to the final blend of cut filler. Flavouring Cylinder from Eastern October 6th project
Applying flavour to the final blend
A basic principle of the design is to ensure that the tobacco is presented to the finely atomised flavour sprays for the maximum time to ensure uniform application to all surfaces of the product. A series of high quality air-atomised nozzles are selected to provide the required degree of atomisation of the diluted flavour, and these are mounted within a longitudinal spray boom located above the product as it is cascaded by the lifting pins. As with all Garbuio cylinders, the support rolls, drive and seals are robustly designed for reliability and ease of maintenance.

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Combining conditioning and casing

  • Conditioning and casing in one machine
  • Provides excellent casing penetration
  • Uniform casing application

Casing Kitchens

Garbuio have extensive experience in the design and supply of Casing and Flavour Preparation systems, from simple stand-alone tanks to complete integrated automatically controlled casing kitchens.

Product Casing

  • Special steam sprays for product warming and opening
  • Casing applied by steam atomised nozzles
  • Insulated cylinder with product lifting pins
  • Optional heated cylinder
  • Optional heated cylinder hoods
  • Optional cleaning boom
  • Clean in place nozzles
  • Robust and practical mechanical design

Flavour mixing cylinder

  • Flavour applied by air atomised nozzles
  • Non-insulated cylinder with product lifting pins
  • Clean in place nozzles
  • Robust and practical mechanical design
  • Special provision for flammable vapours (ATEX)