Food & Beverage Process Equipment
In the food and beverage industry, process integrity, recipe compliance, and product reliability are basic prerequisites in food processing. Most processes must remain closed and contamination of the process media must be prevented in every phase of production. Carotek understands these needs and can provide the expertise, the products and the service to meet these requirements. We offer specialized products in pumps, instrumentation, valves, steam/air/hydronic as well as complete process skids and control panels for process automation and process control systems.
The food and beverage industry relies on pumping and mixing solutions. Pumps are often specialized for distinct processes such as sugar, starch and sweetener production. Separation equipment is mostly used in beverage manufacturing and the process supports purification and concentration.
Carotek has various pump product lines that cater to the food and beverage industry’s hygienic and sanitary requirements including Wright Flow Technologies and Flotronic Pumps.
Low shear and accurate dosing meet the operating requirements for:
- Carbonated drinks
- Coffee liquors
- Cooked soft fruits
- Egg products
- Meat products
- Pie fillings
- Curd and whey
- Fromage frais
- Yogurt fruits
These pumps are industry leaders in the beverage industry which dose for:
- Flavors and colors
- Heavy sugars
- Low viscosity
They are knowledgeable in how to handle the solids that protect the food quality. Also able to handle chocolate in the impact on texture and taste along with special pumps to handle chicken viscera and fats, and finished gravies and sauces.
These pumps also are able to handle different temperature requirements for all dairy products.
They are utilized in industries for
- Dairy products
- Beer sauces
- Soft drinks
- Essential oils
- Cereal bars
- Meat pies
Flotronic pumps help increase line speed, improve food handling, decrease maintenance time required to meeting sanitary standards, improving dosing accuracy and maximizing product utilization.
Sanitary Process Instrumentation
Carotek carries specialized instrumentation product lines that cater to the food and beverage industry. We utilize Endress and Hauser for sanitary process instrumentation. They design and manufacture Mass flow:
- Analytical measurement
- Pressure instrumentation
- Temperature instrumentation
Endress and Hauser gives you accurate measurements and increases productivity and reduces cost. They can easily meet regulations for hygiene in food safety.
Are able to measure
- Percent concentration
- Leakage detection
- Tank level
- Interface detection
Learn more about Endress + Hauser Instrumentation.
Carotek offers specialized valve product lines for the food and beverage industry. High sanitary ball valves are flow control devices that meet industry criteria for purity of materials and design.
Ball Valve Advantages are:
- More economical than other valves
- High flow rate
- Easy to automate
- Meet wide range of pressures and temperatures
- Easy to maintain
- Self-flushing design
Carotek also has valves that prevent flow reversal in systems and comply with the most stringent cleanliness codes. Learn more about our sanitary and hygienic valves.
Carotek carries specialized product lines of steam/air/hydronics caters to the food and beverage industry.
- Through Thermon, we offer a steam tracing solution for pipe temperatures. They increase the thermal efficiency of conventional steam tracers.
- Carotek also uses Gardner Denver products for compressed air blowers for processes that rely on compressed air. Gardner Denver products can be used in direct contact with product or used in packaging the products.
Manufacturing Process Skids & Control Panels
Carotek offers custom integrated process skid fabrication for food and beverage processes. We can create mechanical and electrical skid mounted process systems that are prewired and mounted on a common base. We can build them economically within your budget. The process skids are fully customizable according to customer’s specifications, and are fully tested and certified before leaving our shop. Learn more about Process Skids.
Carotek also offers control panel and system integrations. We have the ability to design, fabricate, develop software and assist with the system startup. We can fabricate custom PLC control cabinets to your specific needs. The control system will be built to go in your existing process systems. We also test all the systems prior to shipment. We also offer on-site start up assistance and training. Learn more about Control Panels.
Carotek’s specialized sales engineers are available to help you determine the best products to enhance the efficiencies of your process, meet stringent hygiene standards, increase product quality and consistency and more. Whatever your needs, let Carotek help. Contact us today.