Success in the food industry means making sure your products are always fresh and safe for consumption.
At Smart Machine Technologies, we build custom-designed steam box pasteurizers to help you improve the shelf life of your products.
Commercial-Grade Steam Box Pasteurizers
A steam box pasteurizer allows you to pasteurize large quantities of product one batch at a time. It consists of a large chamber with a door, and the product can be placed inside after being packaged, palletized, or boxed.
How Steam Box Pasteurization Works
Steam is used to slowly and evenly heat the product to the right temperature, which kills off any pathogens that may be present. Once it has been held at the target temperature for the right amount of time, the steam is let out and the product cools back down.
Steam box pasteurization is a very convenient way to treat product after it has been packaged. With larger chambers, it’s possible to use a hand truck to place the palletized product inside the chamber, then close the door while it’s pasteurized. When it’s done, simply open the door and cart the product back out.
Pasteurizing product after it has been packaged is advantageous because it allows you to pasteurize both the product and its packaging. Whereas pasteurizing products before packaging runs the risk of bacteria and other pathogens being present on the bottles, cans, or boxes you use.
Precise temperature control is key to getting the best results with steam box pasteurization. Since it’s often used with packaged products, the temperature needs to be carefully controlled to keep bottles and cans from being damaged.
Also, holding food, beverages, and other types of products at a high temperature for too long can affect its quality and flavor, so it’s important to keep the steam on for only as much time as it takes to remove potential pathogens. A well-designed steam box pasteurizer keeps your products of a consistent temperature and quality.
Steam Box Pasteurizer Applications
Steam box pasteurizers are used in many applications within the food and beverage industry. Some of the items steam box pasteurizers are used with include:
- Beer, wine, and other hard beverages
- Salad dressing
- Baby food
- Canned goods
Custom Steam Box Pasteurizers
The team at Smart Machine Technologies has all the tools and experience required to build custom steam box pasteurizers for your processes. We build each unit to match your requirements, offering the following advantages:
- Units scaled to match your production levels and applications
- Expert engineering using modern processes
- Tough and reliable materials
- Solid construction
- Precise temperature control to match the types of products you process
- Full compliance with all applicable regulations, rules, and standards
- Rigorous testing and QC
- Skilled installation by our highly qualified team
Decades of experience in the industry coupled with a state-of-the-art facility and equipment gives us the capacity to build steam box pasteurizers of any size and design.
Start Building Your Steam Box Pasteurizer
We have served the food, beverage, and brewing industries since 1975 from our Virginia-based 100,000 square-foot facility. That, plus our high-level expertise with the industry, allows us to handle any of your manufacturing needs, including steam box pasteurizers.
To learn more about what we can do for you or to get started designing the perfect steam box pasteurizer for your needs, contact us.