Responding to the needs of research institutions, laboratories and producers of products with low throughput volumes, RFC is adding a small batch pasteurization system to its family of larger Macrowave™ pasteurization systems. RFC is the world’s largest producer of RF pasteurization systems. Validated, commercialized and currently processing over 500 million pounds of treated products annually, this new smaller batch treatment system will join an established family of available systems in RFC’s lineup for the food safety market place.
Fiber Optic Temperature Monitoring: Product temperature is monitored via fiber optic probes placed directly in the product during the treatment period. The probes provide an input to the closed-loop temperature control system. As the material being treated approaches the target temperature, output power is automatically reduced to prevent over-shoot during the temperature hold-time. “Time-to-temperature,” and “hold-time” are fully programmable and can be stored in the PLC recipe library.
Large RF Applicator Area: The effective heating area for the RF applicator is 36” wide by 32” deep enabling a variety of treatment container sizes.
Compact air-cooled design: The complete system is approximately the size of a kitchen refrigerator and requires no external cooling system.
Heated Applicator Compartment: To prevent radiational cooling from the product surfaces during the treatment time, and prevent condensation from forming, the applicator compartment features a thermostatically controlled ambient heating system.
Fully Programmable Treatment Cycles with Recipe Select: For the treatment of various product types and batch sizes, the system can be easily programmed via the Human Interface Module (HMI) for a variety of temperatures, time to temperature, and temperature hold times essential to insure the correct treatment conditions for various product types. To achieve the desired log reductions, while maintaining product functionality, temperature and hold-time variables can be easily explored with this new system.
With many of the features of RFC’s larger conveyorized pasteurization systems, these new batch systems are available at prices beginning at $150k with delivery times as quick as 12 weeks ARO. RFC also offers its clients in-house testing facilities at its factory in Millis, MA and all systems are supported with a complete spare parts inventory and experienced field service technicians. All systems are OSHA, FCC and EU compliant and carry the UL label.