Coffee Pasteurizers
Coffee Pasteurizers
Making your product shelf stable.
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BATH PASTEURIZERS

Approximate cost: $3,300 - $15,000

Bath pasteurizers allow you to submerge the finished package (bottle or can) in a vessel filled with water that recirculates through a heater. These are the most economical pasteurizers, but they are also slow and labor intensive. They are slower because they don’t heat the product as high as other units, due to the limitations of the cans or bottles, so pasteurization units (PU) are gained at a slower rate. This does have one ancillary benefit- flavor loss and change happens at higher temperatures, mainly temperatures at 160F or higher. This varies depending on the specific beverage.

 

Death Ray Pasteurizers - BuyDeathRay.com

Core Equipment - core-equip.com

 

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FLASH PASTEURIZERS

Approximate cost: $90,000 - $300,000

Flash Pasteurizers utilize HTST pasteurization. This stands for high temperature short time. They are typically heating in-line at temperatures between 165F to 180F. The price of these varies drastically depending on the required flow rate. One of the downsides to flash pasteurization is that the product is not in a bottle or can yet. It can still become infected by yeast or bacteria downline. Everything downline must be completely sterile. You’d hate to recall an entire batch due one or two bottles/cans exploding.

 

GEA - GEA.com

IDD Process and Packaging - iddeas.com

GEA
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TUNNEL PASTEURIZERS

Approximate cost: $250,000 - $600,000

Tunnel Pasteurizers are massive units and have strict power, water, air, and heating requirements. They utilize a conveyor belt. Cans and bottles are entered one one end and the conveyor belt runs very slowly. They use steam and water in different zones to heat and cool the packaged wine. They are also costly to run and take up a lot of space.  The largest benefit is the volume that they can handle and overpasteurization, while isn't a problem for many beverages, isn't an issue with tunnels because you can precisely adjust the temperature in each zone.

Krones - Krones.com

Comac - Comacgroup.com