Tetra Pak launches a new Tetra Therm Aseptic Visco unit for high viscous and particulate products that cuts products losses by up to 50%, boosts production flexibility, and further maximizes food safety thanks to an innovative new heat exchanger.
The Tetra Therm Aseptic Visco high pressure unit is a continuous food-processing unit that enables efficient high-capacity UHT treatment for high viscous soups and sauces, tomato pastes, custard desserts, fruit preparations, vegetable purees, and baby food products. The capacity of this unit for high viscous products can run up to 18,000 liters/hour and higher.
At the heart of this unit is a high-pressure-rated coil tubular heat exchanger, called Tetra Vertico, that handles pressures up to 350 bar and enables higher in-pipe velocity and lower system volumes—meaning it takes fewer liters to fill up the system, which translates into smaller mix zones (product/water), shorter change over times and faster start-up.
The higher pressure in the new unit also makes it less sensitive to variations in product viscosity than conventional equipment, which enables food producers to run the full range of viscous products at higher capacities than previously possible in the same unit, for greater production flexibility.
The hygienic design of the new Tetra Therm Aseptic Visco unit maximizes food safety with the fewest possible welds and easy to clean surfaces. Advanced automation ensures total production control and full traceability, while reducing downtime and the risk of human error.