Talking of pigs in a food processing plant brings to mind an abattoir or a plant in a really sad state of cleanliness. However, this pig is actually behind new operations in Food Processing that improve hygine while saving capacity, chemical, product and water. The principle is explained in this video
This video from Grain Chain gives a good overview of how a large industrial bakery works.
Here is a business that can be set up with quality equipment at an affordable cost.
This is a manual oil kettle based popping plant which can produce 55 kg/h from the two poppers. More poppers can be combined with a larger sifting and cooling table. Poppers can also be combined in automated units.
I have posted information on High Pressure Processing (HPP) before covering the process, linking to a factsheet and describing a product. HPP is a relatively new process that has advantages in the consumer preference for freshness and health that have been developing recently.
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This simple description outlines the process and equipment used in the commercial production of potato crisps.
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If you are interested in the smaller scale production of potato crisps as the basis for a household business, Practical Action publish a Technical Brief [...]
Here is an interesting website
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This websites covers a range of issue around pumping where positive deplacement pumps can be used. The information is broad ranging from simple description of the different positive deplacement pump technologies, through application notes to a database of liquids and specifications [...]
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Here is a link to another chapter from the Tetra Pak Dairy Processing Handbook, this time on membrane filters in dairy processing.
from: Tetra Pak (click image for full story online) Why not download the chapters that match your activities in food processing. Although these have a focus on dairy there is totally applicable [...]
In a previous post I said that equipment suppliers often supply useful technological information which is not necessarily tied to their equipment.
If you are looking for technical information on heat exchangers for the food industry here is a good place.
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This gives you access to an impressive 15 [...]