Surdry model A-158-E Retort #20, in two years time, is about to leave our premises with destination to the Midwest of the USA, a region that stands out for its production of meat. Ten retorts at each one of the two plants are going to be able to preserve by heat sterilization huge volumes of food packed in cans and pouches. The products include sausages and chilis for human consumption as well as dog foods. The human food plant started operation in the summer of 2017 and the petfood production is due for start up in 2018.
Surdry Hybrid Retort model A-158-E HSWS is the most recent innovation by Surdry, a company that strives permanently to find the perfect solution to every individual need. These retorts are able to combine production of cans and pouches by using the best process technology option for each type of package. Refer to our recent release under the title “HYBRID RETORT PROCESS: THE GOOD THINGS OF THE TRADITIONAL AND MODERN TECHNOLOGIES IN ONE”.
Each of the jumbo size retort with shell diameter 1.5 m diameter and 10 m length accommodate baskets with and overall useful volume of 10 cubic meters or 353 cu.ft or 2,641 US gallons, which can take up to 8 Tn of canned product per batch.
Despite the giant batch size, unparalleled come-up times of 10 minutes have been achieved with small cans, exceeding our customer’s best expectations.
These retorts are automatically loaded and unloaded by the longest shuttle car ever built to load food sterilization retorts. The arm or “tongue” of the shuttle car goes all the way into the retort to deposit the baskets so that no chain conveyors are required inside the retort vessel.
The high end computerized ICON control system includes process data electronic record keeping system in compliance with the US FDA Code For Federal Regulations 21 CFR Part 11 (Electronic Records; Electronic Signatures)
We are proud to have Stock America Inc. as our sales and system integration partner in the USA and congratulate them for their awesome job.