Tortilla Chips

Tortilla Chip Process

JC Ford, Co. manufactures tortilla chip equipment with production lines ranging from a simple 250 pounds/hr. to a completely automated 4000 pounds/hr. systems (taco shell/tostadas use 600 to 4000 dozen/hr). JC Ford assists with layout/design, equipment, product development, and service to handle customer needs. Our systems incorporate the latest in efficiency for labor and energy to maximize customer resources and product quality. Please review the menus to see the complete line of tortilla chip manufacturing equipment.

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.  
Chip Chopper
JC Ford Co.: Chip Chopper
Capacity: Up to 7,000 lbs of “bulk” pre-cuts/hour
-Easily integrates existing scaling systems or fryer for inline knife cut chips
-Equipped with an optional tumbler to break up stuck chips
-Heavy-duty construction for reliable operation and long life
-Independent cylinder controls for maximum throughput and versatility
-Easily changeable cutting blades for quick change of product, designed for 2, 4, or 6 way cut
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.
Equilibrator
JC Ford Co.: Equilibrator
-Multi-tiered cooling system for reducing backed product temperature prior to packaging.
- Available with stainless steel and plastic belting and in feed and discharge system to match to your oven and packaging system.
-Equipped with variable speed control and dwell meters, independent drives, alignment guides and air management.
Fryer
JC Ford Co. Fryers
-Available in smaller direct fired immersion tube system and large direct and indirect external heat exchange systems.
-Designed and built to minimize oil volume and are equipped with the latest in filtering technology for maximum oil and snack quality.
-Immersion tube fryer are available in 200 and 500 lb./hr. system.
-External Heat Exchange systems are available from 500 to 3000 lb./hr. and can be equipped with direct or indirect heating (thermal oil) to maximize oil quality.
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