Appearance, flavor, texture—candy and confectionery buyers care about these attributes, and they expect a consistent experience each time they open a package or wrapper. This is what continuous mixing, processing, and reacting equipment from Readco Kurimoto, LLC delivers. Our machinery is used throughout the candy and confectionery industry because it delivers uniform results, minimizes throughput times, and drives down costs. 

Whether you’re mixing, evaporating, crystallizing, or reacting, our solutions help you do it better. In conjunction with our controls partner, Melfi Technologies, Inc., Readco Kurimoto mixing solutions offer:

  • Advanced controls with PID control overheating and cooling to enable repeatable operation 
  • Recipe management functions to provide flexibility for multiple formulations (sugar-free variants, for example)
  • Available track and trace capabilities

Candy/Confectionery Applications, Standards, and Capabilities

The Readco continuous processor, CH Reactor, and SC Processor support manufacturing for an expansive range of confections.

Our solutions have been used to facilitate the production of:

  • Chocolate
  • Cereal/snack/protein bars
  • Doughs
  • Flavor & sweetener encapsulations
  • Fondant
  • Gum base
  • Hard candies
  • Icing
  • Licorice
  • Marzipan
  • Nougat
  • Peanut butter
  • Taffy
  • Toffees
  • Cheese
  • Alternative Proteins
  • Hot Dogs
  • Processed Meats
  • Meat Agglomerations
  • Plant Based Meats
  • Cereal Bars
  • Sausage
  • Nut Butters
  • Pasta Dough
  • Bread Dough
  • Cookies

Traceability is becoming more important throughout the food sector as brands and suppliers seek to identify weak points, safety issues, and ethical concerns in their supply chains. With appropriate controls to monitor each input, our equipment improves traceability compared to what’s possible with batch processing. Additionally, continuous processing offers higher precision than batch processing, ultimately eliminating batch-to-batch variations that can jeopardize a candy brand’s reputation. This efficient approach to manufacturing supports Just-in-Time inventory management philosophies and facilitates fully automated production.

Readco equipment complies with all relevant food safety standards, including:

  • USDA 3/A dairy
  • ASME pressure vessels
  • FDA Food Safety
  • GMP
  • OSHA

Readco will test your recipes and formulations in our lab to verify that they can be produced on our equipment. We invite you to visit and see our equipment in use, and we offer rental equipment for evaluation in your facility.

What we can’t do is tell you who else uses our equipment. Our customers quickly learn that continuous processing capabilities provide a competitive advantage, with most choosing to hold their use of our solutions close. Your products, processes, and use of our equipment will be treated with the same level of confidentiality.

Learn more about the products we’ve worked on by downloading our case studies.

Continuous Processing Solutions From Readco Kurimoto

Readco has been at the forefront of industrial mixing technology for over a century. In addition to meeting the demands of confectionery manufacturers for reliable, high-quality machinery, we supply continuous mixers and dry powder blending machines for chemicals, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, pigments, food products, and more. If you’re interested in learning how our continuous processing equipment could benefit your business, we invite you to contact us today.

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To see how our continuous food & confectionery processing solutions can benefit your operation, please contact us today.

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