The FlowOptimizer is a special distribution rotor integrated into the flaking chamber, enabling homogenous 3D distribution of input material, both over the complete width and entire circumference of the knife ring.

It 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 available as a standard component for Maier MRZ knife ring flakers and as an upgrade for existing flaker systems.

It improves plant efficiency through:

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


FlowOptimizer – 3-D feeding of knife ring flakers