FlowOptimizer – 3-D feeding of knife ring flakers

The FlowOptimizer solves the material distribution problems of knife ring flakers and ensures optimized flake quality while simultaneously reducing operating costs per ton of material produced.

The FlowOptimizer is a special distribution rotor integrated into the flaking chamber, enabling 3-D material distribution. The axially blown-in chips enter the inner chambers of the distribution rotor, are set into rotation and are guided via centrifugal forces through the openings at the front and rear side of the system toward the main rotor. This achieves optimum distribution over both the knife ring width and the entire knife ring circumference, allowing the optimum and uniform use of the entire knife length.

The FlowOptimizer is mounted with bearings in the flaker door, making the retrofitting of existing machines very simple: Only the door with the distribution rotor and heavy particle separator must be replaced. The FlowOptimizer is available as a standard component for Maier MRZ knife ring flakers and as an upgrade for existing flaker systems.


  • Increased flaker throughput
  • Improved flake quality
  • Extended service life of wear parts, less regrinding
  • Reduced energy consumption
  • Simple retrofitting


Knife ring flaker MRZ with FlowOptimizer.


FlowOptimizer – 3-D feeding of knife ring flakers