Heatcraft Refrigeration Products says its Smart Defrost Kit reduces refrigeration operating costs and increases product integrity by evaluating the refrigeration system and determining how much frost accumulation is on the evaporator coil. If there is not significant accumulation, then the kit establishes that the scheduled defrost can be skipped.
Bematek colloid mills feature a milling head that has a rotor and stator gap that can be adjusted while running to efficiently achieve particle size reduction and micron dispersions and emulsions of varying viscosities. Providing precise process control, repeatability and consistency, the mills are suitable for in-line applications or batch processing anywhere particle size reduction and uniform distribution are needed, says the company.
The Pinnacle chiller from AEC, Inc. offers rotational compression technology with scroll compressors. Scrolls use 50% fewer moving parts than reciprocating compressors, resulting in higher efficiency and reliability and less noise, says the company.
Radio Frequency Co.'s Macrowave pasteurization systems are suitable for bulk applications for bagged or conveyed loose product. In a radio frequency heating system, the RF generator creates an alternating electric field between two electrodes. The material to be treated is conveyed between the electrodes where the alternating energy causes polar molecules, such as water, in the material to continuously reorient themselves to face opposite poles.
The Terminix Ultimate Protection program offers the expertise of AIB-certified professionals trained annually in the specific requirements of the food engineering industry. Participation in the program provides a response to pest problems within two hours and a No Limit guarantee, which promises to reimburse for the amount of any fine (plus an additional 10%) assessed by a regulatory agency solely due to a covered pest infestation.
Xenon's SteriPulse-XL surface decontamination system, a non-contact sterilization system that instantly kills microorganisms on the outside of packages to prevent the contents from becoming contaminated when opened, employs pulsed UV light to sanitize the outside of packages containing sterile contents and prevents the introduction of microorganisms to a clean room or other sterile area.
The 60-degree, direct-lift hydraulic dough trough dumper from Material Transfer & Storage discharges materials into elevated hoppers or processing equipment. Features include a 60-degree discharge angle for non-free flowing materials, a 304 stainless steel bucket with polished welds, a 2,000-lb. lifting capacity and washdown-duty construction.
Corenco says the proprietary designed shredder screens in its new A series grinders improve yield by 1%, which translates into about 30 gal. per hour of single strength juice. The M15A grinder, says the company, will pay for itself in about three weeks.
The CFB batch freezer from Air Liquide provides rapid freezing and minimum dehydration with moisture loss of less than 0.5%. The company says it preserves cell integrity of products through smaller ice crystal formation and helps maintain product shape, surface, cell structure and nutritional value even for temperature-sensitive foods. It offers high freezing speeds and quick production cycles.
Mokon says its family of Iceman portable chillers provides continuous, accurate cooling and long-lasting performance in food processing applications. Units are available from 1⁄4 ton to 20 ton cooling capacities.
In the May 2020 issue of Food Engineering, our focus is on safety. From emergency planning to day-to-day operations such as cleaning and sanitation, we bring you tips on how to keep your workers and your customers safe.