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Heat Transfer

By SPX Corporation

Heat exchangers are a core component of many processing lines in the food and beverage industries. SPX has a long history of providing reliable and efficient heat transfer solutions used extensively in dairy, beverage and food processing industries. Whether you are pasteurizing milk or a high acid product with particulates, SPX has an efficient, durable and economic heat transfer solution for you including plate, tubular and scraped surface heat exchangers.


Heat Exchangers

SPX created a unique synergy by bringing together three of the industry's most respected manufacturers of heat exchangers:

  • APV
  • Gerstenberg Schröder
  • Waukesha Cherry-Burrell

Our combined team of heat exchange experts can guide you through our extensive portfolio and help you find the option that is best suited for your production needs. Hygienic designs across the ranges ensure food safety and gentle product treatment preserves taste and texture, delivering consistent, high quality results.

Plate Heat Exchangers

Since inventing the plate heat exchanger nearly 90 years ago, SPX's APV brand has continued to develop innovative design features. Common applications include: milk, tomato sauce, infant formula, fruit juice, beer, cheese sauce.

SPX's APV plate heat exchangers offer many benefits including:

  • Ease of inspection & cleanability - edge clamped of fully automated closure options permits fast access
  • Extended plate performance - automated closing system with PLC precision available
  • Reduced product loss - metal-to-metal interlock prevents leaks due to plate shifting

Scraped Surface Heat Exchangers

SPX covers the full range of Scraped Surface Heat Exchangers (SSHE) from low to high pressure ranges through the trusted brands of APV, Gerstenberg Schröder and the pioneer of SSHE technology, Waukesha Cherry-Burrell (WCB) with its Votator brand product. The "Votating" production method for foods such as butter has been replacing slow batch processes for nearly 90 years now.

Gerstenberg Schröder is recognized as a leading manufacturer of food processing equipment utilizing SSHE technology specializing in the crystallization of fats and oils. This brand offers the Nexus SSHE which has been proven to bring much greater efficiency and improved food quality in the production of viscous products such as margarine. Uniquely, it uses the natural refrigerant CO2 - which has less environmental impact and provides significant energy saving over traditional cooling methods.

Common applications for SSHE technology include: cheese sauce, butter, margarine, spreads, mayonnaise, dressings, pudding, caramel, deboned meat, pet food, and fruit products.

SPX SSHE products offer many benefits including:

  • Latest innovative designs to bring maximum efficiency and productivity
  • Time savings - easy to maintain and inspect
  • Floor space savings - vertical and compact
  • Processing flexibility - scraper blades in a wider variety of materials
  • Longer seal life - hard faces for durability

Tubular Heat Exchangers

Tubular heat exchangers are used when the product contains particles and pulp that can block the channels of a normal plate heat exchanger.

Common applications include: pulpy juices, fruit purees, mashed and diced fruit, sauces and soups, and jams and marmalades.

SPX tubular heat exchangers deliver many benefits including:

  • Space and cost savings - due to compact design
  • Improved product quality - reduced residence time
  • Increased run time - reduced fouling
  • Process flexibility - design pressures up to 871psig/60 bar