Allpax evaporative cooling retorts process up to 3,200-lb. batches or 50- to 800-gal. kettles of raw product. Product being processed is loaded into trays or baskets and placed in the entry side of the retort where steam typically is used to heat it to a given temperature. Once sterilized, the food is conveyed to the cooling side of the unit. The control system, featuring a 15-in. HMI color screen, controls all the critical parameters and collects vital process data; batch logs can be stored electronically and also printed. The retorts can be used with foods such as potatoes, soups, sauces, fruits, chick peas, vegetables and some meat products.
Allpax Products; 888-893-9277; www.allpax.com