2402 MultiMode Shaka Retort - Demonstration of Features

Allpax delivers its first retort system featuring the Shaka process: the Allpax 2402SK. Designed with product research and development in mind, this lab-scale unit not only runs the Shaka process, but Spray, Steam, Water Immersion and Rotary modes as well. This wide matrix of process capabilities, all built into one machine, streamlines the time consuming research phase of new product lines and enables side-by-side comparison of all the different process modes. The Allpax 2402SK is a critical tool in process selection for any retorted product line, including the pharmaceutical industry.

The agitating forces generated during the process constantly and thoroughly mix the product within the container. This significant mixing uniformly heats the contents inside the container. Uniform heating brings process time reductions of up to 90%. For the first time, batch retorting can produce stove-top quality products with excellent mouth feel and texture, impressive visual appearances and significantly improved taste.

Allpax shaker retorts are shaking up the market. Shaker retorts dramatically reduce process cycle time and allow products to incorporate ingredients that were previously too sensitive to be retorted. This paves the way for new retorted product lines. Rapid reciprocating agitation can result in up to a 90% cycle time savings compared to static retorts. The result is stovetop-quality products with dramatically improved taste, color, and texture compared to conventional retorted foods.

The robust and balanced drivetrain behind the Allpax shaker process uses a minimum amount of energy once at speed. Product improvements are linked to rapid heating caused by vigorous agitation inside the container in both the heating and cooling phases. Because the thermal burden is dramatically minimized, quality can be achieved that rivals pasteurized and aseptically processed foods.

The Allpax shaker retort can be integrated with automated material handling equipment. With a quick-opening door, automated product clamping, and rapid cycle time, a smaller retort can rival the throughput of a multi-basket retort. Featuring a conservative, robust design, the Allpax shaker retort is built to perform, incorporating improvements to reduce the effects of stress and vibration. Utilizing specially designed trays, shaker retorts can process many of the same rigid and flexible packages that a conventional retort uses.

Allpax products are leaders in retort innovation. For more information on shaker retorts, visit Allpax at www.allpax.com.