Retort efficiency = how to save money

Axitherm adjusts the schedule of your retorts to quickly gain (1 to 2 days) in productivity and control energy consumption.

Gains in capacity and therefore flexibility

the adaptation of schedule process makes your process time shorter.

Elimination of process time drifts

thanks to a schedule construction using heating and cooling dynamics in accordance with the physical / thermal properties of the recipe

Optimization of overall workshop performance

with regular, non-peak requirements for air, cooling water and steam

Objective: Optimisation of retort efficiency

In order to gain retort pasteurisation / sterilisation capacity, the classic strategy consists of investing in a new device and making it work in the same way as pre-existing equipment. This method has been widely proven, does not carry any technical risk but proves inapplicable when:
– the boiler or the cooling network has already reached its maximum power.
– the sterilization / pasteurization workshop is already very crowded.
– your investment capacity is limited.
AXITHERM offers you an economical alternative, proven over and over (10 years of experience) and with an immediate response: pouch to its maximum the heat treatment capacity of your existing equiment.
Thus, we adjust part of your schedule to reduce the processing time according to the technical possibilities of the equipment and the thermal properties of the product. Results: 5 to 20% capacity can be gained in one week, while keeping the same Fo/PU as before, without changing the quality of the recipes.

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Methodology for improving retort efficiency

On-site evaluation: instrumented monitoring with the usual schedule and a fully loaded retort to define the basic sterilization/pasteurization capacity.
Environmental study upstream of the line (filling / closing / loading).
Test phase: 1 to 3 adjustments of the schedule process (partial load).
Possible proposal for new loading plans.
Validation of the optimisation: control of the new schedule and verification of objectives with retort at full load.

Commitments with retort efficiency study

Quick installation of facilities: 1 to 2 days per schedule.
Delivery of a full report including: the results obtained in comparison with the objectives set.
Fo or PU validation for any final schedule.
Guaranteed integrity of your packaging.
Advice to develop optimized schedule for your future recipes.
No significant investment of equipment.

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