HEAT TREATMENT PILOT

Located in Evian, France, ACTINI has more than 65 years of experience and a worldwide reputation in designing, manufacturing and commissioning of pasteurization and sterilization equipment for food and phytosanitary liquids.
Thanks to the technologies developed and patented by the company, ACTINI has gradually specialized in the heat treatment of liquids under high constraints (heat-sensitive, viscous…).
Its ability to innovate combined with technical mastery and historical expertise have enabled ACTINI over the years to offer ever more efficient solutions in order to extend the shelf life of processed products while preserving their organoleptic qualities and their original functional properties.

Goals

  • To guarantee food safety
  •  To preserve the nutritional quality of processed products
  •  To ensure the naturalness of products
  •  To increase the product shelf life without preservatives

Uses

  • Development of new products
  • Pre-series before the launch of ranges
  • Process feasibility: validation of the treatment program, flow rate and temperature for pasteurization, sterilization and stabilization
  • Product shelf life: validation of process data for product conservation
  • Product qualities: validation of the preservation of the product functional properties after treatment
  • Microbiological and rheology tests

Applications

  • Heat-sensitive and fragile products
  • Viscous products (1 to 1,000 cP)
  • Products with chunks
  • Multi-product circulation
    • Fruit juices and smoothies
    • Fruit purees
    • Sauces
    • Plant extracts
    • Active ingredients
    • Aromas
    • Food coloring
    • Dairy products
    • Dessert creams

Advantages

  • Flash pasteurization / sterilization
  • Homogeneity of treatment
  • Preserved functional properties
  • Guaranteed repeatability of recipes
  • Specific treatments (kosher …)

Technical features

  • Treatment capacity: 20 to 500 liters per hour
  • Energy: Electricity
  • Heat treatment: 60°C to 150°C
  • Holding time: 1 to 750 seconds (4 settings)
  • Temperature set point: adjustable
  • Temperature control and regulation
  • 2 different pumps to test products with varying viscosities:
    • Centrifugal pump: low viscosity products
    • Volumetric pump: viscous products
  • Design:
    • Tubular technology
    • Aseptic process & design with CIP & SIP cycles
      Patented electrical heating process
  • Compact footprint:
    • Dimensions (mm): L: 1,610 x W: 980 x H: 1,770
    • Dimensions of the skid including product tanks & pumps (mm): L: 1,300 x W: 500 x H: 1,310
  • Traceability: semi-automatic operation with recording of treatment data, visualization and repeatability of recipes

Rental with purchase option

  • AT OUR FACILITY (Evian, France) :
    • Support from ACTINI specialists
    • Delivery of products, cold storage of products…
    • Definition of test protocols
    • Test campaigns, viscosity tests…
    • Sending to the laboratory for analysis of the results
  • AT YOUR FACILITY:
    • Equipment available quickly
    • Support from ACTINI technicians for on-site start-up and commissioning
    • Training in the use of the pilot and in product development
    • Rental period: from one week or longer with purchase option

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