Industry standard for efficient, dust-free coating

GEA OptiFlour

The GEA OptiFlour is a versatile, dedicated dust-free flour applicator for food coating. It delivers excellent performance and accurate pick-up control for either thin pre-dust, seeded flours, or light to medium crumbs. Working together with the GEA OptiAir, it is the first in the food industry to work dust-free.

Accurate pick-up control and efficient flour usage

Giving you the benefit of our 50+ years of experience in developing coating machines and working closely with leading coating producers, the GEA OptiFlour is the first in the industry to work dust-free. Combined with GEA OptiAir, your coating process will be precise, clean and with minimum waste. Forget blocked blower pipes and dusty working environment. The clever design of the OptiFlour gives you controllable, uniform flour pick-up and an adjustable top and bottom coating supply. Just the way you like it. 

Main applications

GEA OptiFlour | Dust-free flour applicator main applications

The GEA OptiFlour and OptiAir apply seasonings, fine pre-dust flour, fine and medium crumbs, and sticky, seeded flours, perfectly. Product applications include red meat, poultry, fish and seafood, vegetables, potato and meat replacement products, formed and natural. 

Increase product quality  

  • Our patented flour divider ensures controllable and uniform flour pick-up
  • Adjustable top and bottom coating gives you finishing-touch fine-tuning
  • Automatically removes lumps and other contaminants 
  • Adjustable scraper bar prevents contamination sticking to the belt

Better yield and efficiency

  • Flour fed continuously onto the product 
  • Excess flour blown off automatically 
  • Efficient use and re-use of ingredients
  • Extracted dust re-used without interrupting production

Easy to operate and maintain

  • Process settings adjustable from outside the machine, even during production
  • Direct view into the hopper for inspection at any time
  • Ergonomic control panel with speed read-out feature
  • Easy to operate and access for inspection, maintenance and cleaning

No loose parts in cleaning position 

  • Dust-free operation gives you a cleaner working environment
  • Closed construction for less dust production.
  • Prevents blocked blower pipes
  • OptiAir extracts air, creating under pressure in the OptiFlour

Specifications

Advanced technology
Patented flour divider
GEA OptiFlour | Dust free flour applicator with patented flour divider

Our OptiFlour has a patented flour divider to give products an even coating.  Any lumps are removed by the adjustable lump remover.

Optimum coating adhesion
GEA OptiFlour | Dust-free flour applicator with optimum coating adhesion

A conveyor belt carries the product onto a flour bed. Here, small doses of flour are fed continuously onto our patented shaker belt to create a thin or thick top layer as required. Lumps are removed. Optionally the product can run under two adjustable pressure rolls for optimal flour adhesion. Ticklers, and manually-controlled belt vibration, remove surplus flour.  Excess flour is blown off at the outfeed.

Technical details for GEA OptiFlour
OptiFlour 400OptiFlour 600OptiFlour 1000
Belt width400 mm600 mm1000 mm
Belt speed min/max2,5 - 25 m/min2,5 - 25 m/min2,5 - 25 m/min
Dimensions L x W x H2700x1540x1950 mm2700x1740x1950 mm2700x2140x1950 mm
Machine weight700 kg800 kg1125 kg

Add-ons

Complement your OptiFlour system with additional equipment
Dust-free work environment
GEA OptiAir | Dust free environment for coating applications

The closed construction of the OptiFlour minimizes dust production. It can be connected to your existing blower and exhaust system. Used with the OptiAir, the OptiFlour prevents blocked blower pipes and avoids the need to clean the room after production. This makes the OptiFlour the first in the industry to work dust-free. GEA OptiAir extracts air from the OptiFlour, creating under pressure within the machine. Extracted dust is re-used in the OptiFlour without interrupting production.

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