U.S – SPX FLOW, Inc., a provider of process solutions for the nutrition, health and industrial markets, has announced a new APV Aseptic Rapid Recovery System for high value and sensitive products – a first with this design.
The new technology, featuring steam barriers and pressurization, offers dairy and plant-based processors a sustainable way to increase productivity, reduce waste and provide greater product yields while offering the highest level of food safety.
The market for ambient yogurt and dessert which use aseptic systems is on the rise, Quality Assurance & Food Safety Magazine says. Ambient yogurts are heat-treated after fermentation, providing similar benefits as cold yogurt but with a longer shelf life.
These products demand an aseptic setup for downstream process. SPX FLOW’s new recovery system is a perfect fit for this application, the company said, saving more high-value product through a quicker cleaning process. It can also be used for other high-viscosity products, including creams, cosmetics and nutraceuticals.
“Customers no longer need to flush valuable products down the drain. This exciting new offering for our customers can help across the board — from a more sustainable process to less plant downtime to higher yields for neutral pH, low acidic products,” said Pranav Shah, Market Director of Dairy, Beverage and Plant-Based, SPX FLOW .
The Aseptic Rapid Recovery System is designed to clear product from process pipes in a more sustainable way using approximately 60 to 70 percent less water compared to other cleaning systems, says the company.
It adds that the system can easily retrofit into existing plants, providing them the ability to expand their product lines into more ambient offerings.
“One of the best parts is that businesses do not need to overhaul their system to benefit from these upgrades. The parts are accessible, serviceable and ergonomic, so they fit into small spaces without having to make major changes,” Shah said.
As stated by SPX FLOW, customers using the Rapid Recovery System will have peace of mind knowing that they have the highest quality products and customer service by choosing SPX FLOW.
The company claims that parts are traceable and the system is optimized for aftermarket parts, including valves, actuators and gaskets that are already in inventory.
“We’re always looking to be on the forefront when it comes to helping our customers with their sustainability, hygiene and safety goals.
“With this growing trend in ambient and long-life food and beverage products, we hope that more businesses will be able to use the benefits of this system to grow and innovate for their customers, as well,” said Shah.