History of Innovation
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.
Ignazio De Francisci invents and patents the horizontal Gromola.
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.
Two patents awarded for the creation of continuous belt type short pasta dryers. Hands free production is realized.
Joseph De Francisci invents and patents the first rectangular head and die.
Joseph De Francisci invents and patents the long goods spreader.
Joseph De Francisci invents both the knurled and grooved extruder barrel.
Joseph De Francisci patents a new and improved long pasta spreader. His designs are licensed in Italy and widely accepted worldwide.
Ignatius Bontempi designs the first use of Teflon in a die. Teflon dough sheeting head and die for Silver Star Ravioli Company.
Joseph De Francisci Jr. and Leonard De Francisci patent a new method of automatically controlling dryer humidity.
Ignatius De Francisci and Ignatius Bontempi invent and patent the continuous long goods line.
Ignatius Bontempi patents an automatic long pasta-canning machine.
Ignatius De Francisci and Joseph De Francisci design the DEMACO “Super Duty” extrusion system.
Developed the first sanitary pasta mixer with all welds ground smooth and all product contact surfaces stainless steel.
First all stainless steel wash-down extruder produced to meet Stouffers extreme sanitation requirements.
Ignatius Bontempi invents and patents the first high-speed sanitary premixer.
DEMACO introduces the first stainless steel, PLC controlled long goods dryer.
Leonard De Francisci patents the first fully automatic proportioning long goods former and cooker.
DEMACO introduces its perfected Generation II Premixer.
DEMACO introduces its next generation extrusion unit with ultra efficient screw profile.
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