A History of Innovation

[one_fourth]1914 First full line of pasta machines_12199054495_l[/one_fourth]

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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.[/three_fourth_last]

[one_fourth]1916 Horizontal Gromola_12433789583_l[/one_fourth]

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1916

Ignazio De Francisci invents and patents the horizontal Gromola.[/three_fourth_last]

[one_fourth]1929 Hydraulic Press Patent_12461031494_l[/one_fourth]

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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.[/three_fourth_last]

[one_fourth]1932 Continious SG dryer patents_12199684406_l[/one_fourth]

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1932

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

[one_fourth]1938 The first LG head and die_12433768705_l[/one_fourth]

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1938

Joseph De Francisci invents and patents the first rectangular head and die.[/three_fourth_last]

[one_fourth]1939 spreader patent_12199478424_l[/one_fourth]

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1939

Joseph De Francisci invents and patents the long goods spreader.[/three_fourth_last]

[one_fourth]1943 first grooved cylinder_12209643345_l[/one_fourth]

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1943

Joseph De Francisci invents both the knurled and grooved extruder barrel.[/three_fourth_last]

[one_fourth]1951 J de Francisci New and improved spreader_12199314313_l[/one_fourth]

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1951

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

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1960

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

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1960

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

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1966

Ignatius De Francisci and Ignatius Bontempi invent and patent the continuous long goods line.[/three_fourth_last]

[one_fourth]1967 First Canning Machine_12209736163_l[/one_fourth]

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1967

Ignatius Bontempi patents an automatic long pasta-canning machine.[/three_fourth_last]

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1968

Ignatius De Francisci and Joseph De Francisci design the DEMACO “Super Duty” extrusion system.[/three_fourth_last]

[one_fourth]1970 first sanitary mixer_12208873026_l[/one_fourth]

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1970

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

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1974

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

[one_fourth]1975 Generation I High Speed Premixer_12206655193_l[/one_fourth]

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1975

Ignatius Bontempi invents and patents the first high-speed sanitary premixer.[/three_fourth_last]

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1980

DEMACO introduces the first stainless steel, PLC controlled long goods dryer.[/three_fourth_last]

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1991

Leonard De Francisci patents the first fully automatic proportioning long goods former and cooker.[/three_fourth_last]

[one_fourth]2012 New Generation II Premixer_12206473685_l[/one_fourth]

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2012

DEMACO introduces its perfected Generation II Premixer.[/three_fourth_last]

[one_fourth]2013 Next Gen extrusion unit_12209967136_l[/one_fourth]

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2013

DEMACO introduces its next generation extrusion unit with ultra efficient screw profile.[/three_fourth_last]

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