A History of Innovation

1914 First full line of pasta machines_12199054495_l

1914

Our first full line of pasta machines. I. De Francisci & Son begin their journey. Mixers, Gromola, Presses and Cutters built to nurture the growing US pasta industry.

1916 Horizontal Gromola_12433789583_l

1916

Ignazio De Francisci invents and patents the horizontal Gromola.

1929 Hydraulic Press Patent_12461031494_l

1929

Joseph De Francisci patents the new hydraulic macaroni press of dramatically increased durability and safety. Previous units in the market had a tendency to explode with disastrous results.

1932 Continious SG dryer patents_12199684406_l

1932

Two patents awarded for the creation of continuous belt type short pasta dryers. Hands free production is realized.

1938 The first LG head and die_12433768705_l

1938

Joseph De Francisci invents and patents the first rectangular head and die.

1939 spreader patent_12199478424_l

1939

Joseph De Francisci invents and patents the long goods spreader.

1943 first grooved cylinder_12209643345_l

1943

Joseph De Francisci invents both the knurled and grooved extruder barrel.

1951 J de Francisci New and improved spreader_12199314313_l

1951

Joseph De Francisci patents a new and improved long pasta spreader. His designs are licensed in Italy and widely accepted worldwide.

 

1960

Ignatius Bontempi designs the first use of Teflon in a die. Teflon dough sheeting head and die for Silver Star Ravioli Company.

 

1960

Joseph De Francisci Jr. and Leonard De Francisci patent a new method of automatically controlling dryer humidity.

 

1966

Ignatius De Francisci and Ignatius Bontempi invent and patent the continuous long goods line.

1967 First Canning Machine_12209736163_l

1967

Ignatius Bontempi patents an automatic long pasta-canning machine.

 

1968

Ignatius De Francisci and Joseph De Francisci design the DEMACO “Super Duty” extrusion system.

1970 first sanitary mixer_12208873026_l

1970

Developed the first sanitary pasta mixer with all welds ground smooth and all product contact surfaces stainless steel.

 

1974

First all stainless steel wash-down extruder produced to meet Stouffers extreme sanitation requirements.

1975 Generation I High Speed Premixer_12206655193_l

1975

Ignatius Bontempi invents and patents the first high-speed sanitary premixer.

 

1980

DEMACO introduces the first stainless steel, PLC controlled long goods dryer.

 

1991

Leonard De Francisci patents the first fully automatic proportioning long goods former and cooker.

2012 New Generation II Premixer_12206473685_l

2012

DEMACO introduces its perfected Generation II Premixer.

2013 Next Gen extrusion unit_12209967136_l

2013

DEMACO introduces its next generation extrusion unit with ultra efficient screw profile.

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