Introduction of Starch Mogul

2022-08-05 | Blog

Starch mogul is very important for many confectionery factories. It lowers the overall cost of sweet production. In this post, we want to share some knowledge on starch mogul.



What Is Starch


All green plants generate starch, a white, granular organic substance. Starch is a soft, white powder that is tasteless and insoluble in cold water, alcohol, or other solvents. The starch molecule has the chemical formula (C6H10O5)n. Starch is a polysaccharide composed of glucose monomers linked together in 1,4 links. The linear polymer amylose is the most basic type of starch; amylopectin is the branched form.


Starch is formed in the green leaves of plants from surplus glucose produced during photosynthesis and acts as a reserve food supply for the plant. Starch is kept in chloroplasts in the form of granules, as well as in storage organs such as cassava roots, potato tubers, sago stem pith, and maize, wheat, and rice seeds. When needed, starch is broken down into its constituent monomer glucose units in the presence of specific enzymes and water, which diffuse from the cell to nourish the plant tissues. Starch from plants is broken down into its constituent sugar molecules in humans and other animals, which subsequently offer energy to the tissues.


Corn is the most often used commercial starch, but wheat, tapioca, and potato starch are also utilized. Commercial starch is made by crushing or grinding starch-containing tubers or seeds, then combining the pulp with water; the resultant paste is subsequently dried to remove any leftover contaminants. Starches are employed in brewing and as thickening agents in baked foods and confections, in addition to their fundamental nutritional functions. Starch is used in paper manufacture to boost paper strength and is also utilized in paper surface sizing. Starch is used to make corrugated paperboard, paper bags and boxes, as well as gummed paper and tape.



What Is Starch Mogul


A starch mogul is a machine that turns syrups or gels into shaped sweets or candy centers, such as gummi candy. The Starch Mogul is designed for the manufacture of all starch-moulded products, such as gum and jelly (on pectin, gum arabic, gelatine, agar-agar or carrageenan basis) as well as liquorice, fondant, cream, marshmallow foam and similar items. Furthermore the equipment is suitable for depositing liqueur. The large variety of depositing systems, full-tray technology, Mono, One-Shot, Starlight with filling etc. allows various depositing processes. Filling a tray with cornstarch, stamping the desired form into the starch, and then pouring the filling or gel into the holes produced by the stamp creates these softer candies and centers. The candies are removed from the pans once they have hardened, and the starch is recycled.


Starch moguls were created in 1899 and became popular within a couple of decades. The very first ones were made of wood, while subsequent ones were constructed of steel.



The Benefits of Starch Mogul


Starch moguls cut the number of employment in candy manufacturers, lowering sweets' production costs. Previously, all of the stages were done by hand.


Starch moguls increased worker safety as well. Previously, the air in starch rooms contained dangerously high levels of starch. Workers would inhale this and suffer respiratory problems as a result. The devices lowered the risk of dust explosions and fires by minimizing the quantity of flammable starch in the air.



How Does Starch Mogul Work


The starch mogul system is a candy molding technology that allows for the use of runnier ingredients than regular methods. It is used in the production of jelly beans and gummy bears, and was previously utilized in the production of marshmallows prior to the introduction of the extrusion method. The starch mogul system employs a machine with starch trays. Each tray has a mold firmly pressed into it to form cavities in the starch. The cavities are then filled with the candy mixture and let to cool or harden as needed. During this period, the starch absorbs excess water, making the candy molds more manageable. Finally, the trays are discarded, and the candy is separated from the starch, which is subsequently reused. During this period, the starch absorbs excess water, making the candy molds easier to handle. Finally, the trays are emptied, and the candy is separated from the starch, which is reused by the machine. In 1952, Hans Arthur Faerber, the founder of NID Pty Ltd, invented the present iteration of the starch mogul system.


A starch mogul generally includes servo depositing system, depositing pump body, and distribute board.


Servo Depositing System


The motion controller controls the depositor, making operation very simple. Because our machine is designed in a modular manner, the client may add the depositor as needed. One shot depositor and one regular depositor are the common configurations (can make second layer).


Depositing Pump Body


Pump castings are comprised of a strong copper alloy that is both wear and corrosion resistant. Its dimensions are guaranteed using a CNC machining facility. There are several models to select from. The piston diameter ranges from 9 to 20mm, and there are 720 pieces of pistons. There is also a pump casting with filling, and the holes on it are organized in a suitable manner, satisfying the requests of customers for diversity.


Distribute Board


Engineers design molding to get the greatest results based on the customer's specifications. The molding frame is quick and convenient to remove because it is die cast with copper alloy and has its surface coated with anti sticking no powder.



D&R Machinery has many year experience in starch mogul design and assembly, having helped a lot of clients set up their lines over the word. Please feel free to contact us if you're planning a starch mogul plant.

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