Corn Tortillas

Corn Tortilla Process

JC Ford, Co. is the leading manufacturer of high-speed corn tortilla production equipment with production ranging from 1000 to 7000 dozen/hr. These energy and labor efficient lines are designed to be user friendly and provide the highest quality corn tortilla for the demanding market. Please review the complete line of corn tortilla equipment to see how JC Ford services customers who produce quality corn tortilla products.

Masa Mixer
JC Ford Co. Masa Mixers
-Designed for uniform hydration of masa flours for the production of tortilla chip, corn tortillas, taco/tostada shells and other masa based products.
-Available in 400, 600 and 800 pound batch capacity and equipped with sigma blade design for gentle hydration.
-Constructed of heavy gauge stainless steel and equipped with high torque drive systems.
-Standard with heavy duty hydraulic bowl tilt, optional integrated water meter and flour delivery systems
Pre-Sheeter
JC Ford Co. Pre-Sheeters
-Equipped with 6” rollers and the heavy duty PS 10 Series equipped with 10” Rollers.
-Designed for uniform feed of masa to the sheeter for production of tortilla chips, corn tortilla and taco/tostada shells.
-Available in widths up to 65” and can be equipped with mezzanines for supporting the pre-sheeter with a mixer or dough lift system.
-Ideal feeding system for medium and high capacity lines when running a variety of products needing a quick change over of masa.
Sheeter
JC Ford Company Corn Tortilla Sheeter
-New TC 1600 high capacity corn products sheeter.
-Heavy duty 16" diameter rollers to assure uniform product thickness.
-Available in widths up to 65" for 16 rows of tortilla chips & 8 rows of corn tortilla.
-New Cam Force (patented pending) rear roller positioning system for precise, repeatable thickness adjustment.
-Automatic thickness control system / ATC (patented) no need to weight during operation.
-For high capacity lines with demands for uniform product.  
Oven
JC Ford Co. Ovens
-Corn and flour tortillas, tortilla chips and taco/tostada shell. - Series are available in a variety of lengths and width as well as belt types to meet your product and production needs.
-TO3 Series Ovens: provide maximum efficiency and uniformity in baking.
-Independent temperature controls, cross fire adjustment to control temperature across the width of the oven and automatic stack exhaust system, plc control with gas efficiency monitoring
-The TO8600 Series: provide uniform baking for smaller corn and flour tortilla production.
Cooling Conveyor
JC Ford Co. Cooling Conveyor
-Reduces baked product temperature prior to packaging.
-Available with stainless steel and plastic belting and in feed and discharge systems to match your oven and packaging system.
-Equipped with variable speed control and dwell meters, independent drives, alignment guides and air management.
-Equilibrating conveyors for production of tortilla chip are available with the same belting, size and control options.
Counter/Stackers
JC Ford Co. Counter Stackers
-Equipped with the latest servo pneumatic system used to control the motion of the product as it accumulates in the stacking canister.
-System gives the operator the ability to fine tune the machine for various products at various feed rates.  
-Equipped with a stack concentering system that rotates the canister around the product, forcing it to the center and creating tight, cylindrical stacks.
Vision System
JC Ford Co. Vision System
- Advanced engineered technology that ensures each individual tortilla is produced with ultimate perfection.
- The touch screen display is user friendly and easy to operate in conjunction with the machine.
- This automated machine allows our customers to view each individual tortilla as it passes through the machine
-Ensures that each tortilla is made to our customers standards and specifications.
Smart Belts
JC Ford Co. Smart Belts
- Accumulate stacks of tortillas and move the tortillas in a single file to feed packaging.
- Able to read the speed of the product, know where the product is, and ensure that the product is positively positioned.
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