5. Buffer silo
A very smart solution to cope with the huge volume flow coming from the extrusion line. It is not recommended to stop (or reduce) the extruder capacity. Most effective and efficient is to leave the equipment running, producing the required snacks and just collect them in a buffer silo, prior to packaging. We use the vertical buffer silo with vibration feeder at the exit. You can also opt for belt bunkers and other types of buffers. It is vital here that the system is closed to limit exposure of snacks to outside air and humidity.