Sugarplex SX
Sugarplex SX
Sugarplex SX
Sugarplex SX

Sugarplex SX/ Sugarplex SX Flow

The Sugarplex is the IDEAL system concept - specially tailored to the sugar industry. The machine was exclusively developed for the needs of the food industry.

  • Fine impact mill with pin discs - integrated in a
    pressure-shock resistant stainless steel vessel
  • Easy-to-clean thanks to the wide opening of the mill door
  • Compact, space-saving installation
  • Low energy consumption and minimal maintenance costs promise a rapid return on investment (ROI)

The extremely compact system requires neither additional filters, fans nor cooling equipment, which are commonly seen in conventional sugar milling system concepts. This means that the system operator benefits from lower investment expenditure, reduced space requirements and lower cleaning and maintenance costs. The cylindrical design of the mill includes a container with a diameter of 800 mm and a conical product discharge that can be integrated seamlessly into an existing system.

The coarse sugar is fed by a rotary valve through the mill door to the centre of the grinder. The grinder, which is composed of two pin discs, is integrated into the mill door. The door has a wide opening and can be opened quickly and easily, allowing the user to inspect or clean the grinding tools at any time. The Sugarplex 315 SX achieves throughputs of 3 t/h at fineness values of 99% < 450 µm or 1.5 t/h at a fineness value of 99% < 150 µm.


The standard mill size SX 315 is driven by an 18.5 kW three-phase motor which is suitable for ATEX zone 22. The inner pin disc sits directly on the motor shaft and rotates at speeds of up to 145 m/sec. A special seal prevents oil from penetrating the product area on the one hand and prevents sugar or rinse water ingress in the motor on the other. A frequency converter can be used to regulate the motor speed via stepless adjustment and to set the desired fineness value.

Additional series are also available to suit your requirements and throughput needs. 

Product video

Storage-stable icing sugar

With only one system

Sugarplex Flow

  • Complete recrystallisation inside the mill saves space and reduces the process steps
  • Shelf-stable icing sugar without the need for additives
  • Highest quality in the storage and production of confectionery products
  • Flexible and safe process through continuous operation

The granulated sugar is fed through the mill door by a rotary valve directly into the centre of the grinder. The grinder, which is composed of two pin discs, is completely integrated into the mill door.

The door can be opened quickly and easily. The grinding tools can be inspected at any time and cleaned without any issues at all. A frequency converter can be used to regulate the motor speed via stepless adjustment and to set the required fineness value.

The recrystallisation time is shortened by the precisely controlled atmosphere inside the mill. Amorphous icing sugar can crystallise in the mill before being discharged via a rotary valve.

 1 Dosing screw 2 Metal separator 3 Rotary valve Mill 5 Rotary valve 6 Conditioning unit 7 Process automation


Designed according to your requirements

  • Perfect residence time: The residence time of the sugar in the mill can be adjusted perfectly by means of design and process engineering modifications in order to achieve complete recrystallisation and therefore shelf-stable sugar.
  • Ideal balance: The integrated agitator in the grinding chamber provides an ideal balance between the set moisture level and the freshly ground icing sugar. This prevents the formation of undesirable agglomerates.
  • Precisely regulated: The atmosphere required for recrystallisation is precisely controlled and adapted to the overall process through the use of a conditioning unit.
  • Optimum temperature: The use of heating sleeves accelerates the start-up process and prevents condensation on the contact surfaces concerned. We ensure a safe and continuous process for your system.

Technical specifications

Icing sugar fineness model - produced on the Sugarplex Flow

This new and innovative solution from ALPINE helps us save costs, resources and also guarantees top product quality for our customers.
No additives, and shelf-stable sugar that can be processed over several months.
We are impressed by this recrystallisation process and have been producing the highest quality icing sugar for months.

Lajos Kiss / Production Manager / Felföldi Édességgyártó Kft. / Keleti Ipartelep utca 6, 4030 Debrecen, Hungary

Brochure Sugarplex SX
Brochure Sugar Conditioning

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