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Thermal Technology

By SPX Corporation

Heat treatment reduces the amount of viable bacteria and spores in food and beverage products. Processes can range from a mild pasteurization to a full sterilization, depending upon the product type and the stage in the manufacturing process.

Thermal Processing Systems

SPX is a world leader in Ultra High Temperature (UHT) technology with a comprehensive portfolio of tested UHT solutions comprised of plate, tubular, injection, infusion and Scraped Surface Heat Exchangers (SSHE) from its respected APV and Gerstenberg Schröder brands:

SPX offers you a wide range of Thermal Processing Systems including:

  • Skidded pasteurizing systems
  • UHT systems
  • Extended Shelf Life (ESL) systems
  • SpiraTherm system
  • Infusion and injection systems
  • Tubular and plate components
  • High pressure pasteurization
  • Injection UHT Systems
  • Plate UHT Systems
  • High-heat Infusion Systems
  • Add-on UHT Systems Instant Infusion Systems

We can help you select the right heating and cooling treatment by carefully evaluating the balance between high bacteriological standards and low destruction of valuable nutrients. This ensures that your thermal processing system will provide fast heating, short and precise holding time at maximum temperatures and fast cooling.

Typical applications: milk, cream, yogurt, quark products, emulsion, soya milk, baby food, ice cream mix, cheese dips, processed cheese, desserts/puddings, whey protein concentrate, coffee creamer, egg-based products, sauce, soups, coffee/ice tea and fruit juice.

We can test your process at our state-of-the-art Innovation Centre. Our combi-UHT pilot plant provides the flexibility to combine and compare heat treatment technologies to produce high quality food to high-level hygiene standards. It is capable of product testing, optimizing existing processes and gives the opportunity to explore different processes for the best results for new food product lines with the assurance of production scalability.

SPX thermal processing systems offer many potential benefits including:

  • Product quality - UHT systems that are tailored to provide the best quality product
  • Reduced maintenance costs - Tubular systems that offer a safe and low maintenance alternative
  • Gentle and accurate heating - Unique infusion heating systems that offer the best infusion heating techniques available in the market place
  • Long running hours - Spiratherm systems with high product velocity and extended running hours
  • Low energy costs - Plate UHT systems that offer the highest possible energy recovery