MICROWAVE HEATING

Continuous flow processing that enables pasteurization and sterilization of sensitive products. This process may be applied for Extended Shelf Life, Hot Fill, and Aseptic operations.

✅ Safe

✅ Fast

✅ Gentle

✅ Flexible

✅ Efficient

✅ Proven

Indirect Heating vs. Direct Microwave Heating

In conventional forms of continuous flow processing, heat is introduced at the outside of the pipe and works its way to the coldest point on the inside. This creates the potential for over-heating at the surface of the pipe that can result in reduced product quality and increased fouling.
Continuous flow microwave processing is a volumetric form of heating that produces rapid, consistent, yet gentle heating that yields better quality and less burn on.

Advantages

  • Processing time typically < 1 minute

  • Uses 1/10 the pipe length of tubular systems

  • Reduce / eliminate burning and fouling

  • Even / consistent heating throughout the product

  • Improved run-times

  • Reduced maintenance and cleaning requirements

  • Ideal for processing the most sensitive products

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Learn more about the advantages for product quality

Unlocking Product Innovation

High Acid Low Acid
Chunky Enabled by processing and enhanced by validation

  • Beverages with inclusions
  • Chunky fruit puree
  • Chunky smoothies
  •  Fruit prep
Enabled by combination of processing and validation

  • Chili
  • Chunky soups
  • Vegetables – whole or diced
Viscous Enabled by processing for sensitive fruit products

  • Fruit purees
  • Fruit juices and smoothies
  • Fruit/vegetable juices and smoothies
Enabled by processing for difficult-to-heat products

  • Dairy smoothies
  • Hummus
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Refried beans
  • Smooth soups
Thin Enabled by processing for sensitive products

  • Fruit juices
  • Bar mixers
  • Teas
Enabled by processing for difficult-to-heat products

  • Coffee / Frappuccino
  • Infant nutrition
  • Milk
  • Non-dairy milk (almond/rice)
  • Vegetable juices

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