Innovative food processing equipment for better flavor

The VARO food processing equipment is an innovative solution for vacuum cooking and cooling of heat sensitive products, such as fruit preparations, jam, baby food etc. The horizontal processing tank (HPT) cooks, mixes and cools your product in one efficient and gentle batch process. This process helps maintain the natural structure, flavor and color of the product.

VARO’s horizontal processing tank (HPT) ensures:

  • Superior product quality (flavor, structure and color)
  • Minimum use of additives - clean label
  • Gentle handling of sensitive products
  • Flexible batch technology
  • Full product traceability
  • Low power consumption
  • Cleaning in place (CIP) system
  • Aroma recovery
  • Multiple processes (cook, mix and cool) in one unit
  • Vacuum cooking
  • Minimal Production Loss (2% max)

Uniform and effective cooker / cooler

The processing vessel uses both heating jackets and a steam heated coil agitator to cook and mix your products. This generates an even and efficient distribution of heat, which significantly shortens the cooking process and ensures gentle heating of the product.

The coil agitator gently mixes your product preserving the product structure. The coil itself functions as a heating/cooling device and has PEEK scrapers attached to the prevent product burn-ons.

The cooling process is as efficient as the cooking process using both jackets and coil. When the product is cooled down, it is easily unloaded by pressurizing the tank.

Watch a short video on how our horizontal processing tank (HPT) works

horizontal processing tank (HPT)

Find out in this video how the VARO HPT works

Flexible production of products based on fruits or vegetables

Batch production is flexible and allows you to continuously adjust your production. You can easily change from one recipe to another with minimal product loss or change the batch size. This enables you to have a versatile production line, which is always ready to meet the requirements of your customers.

Batch production also ensures full traceability of all your production batches, enabling you to easily identify specific batches.

VAROs cooker / cooler is also a flexible system itself. It consists of a number of standard elements, but can be adapted to the specific needs of our production line.

Test your product with our pilot plant

Rent VAROs innovative processing equipment and test the 500L pilot plant in your own production environment. Test your own recipes in the horizontal processing tank (HPT) and look for yourself what the processing vessel can do for your product with a flexible, consistent and batch based processing system.

Contact us to rent the pilot plant

Hygienic design or aseptic processing?

VAROs horizontal processing tank is a sanitary processing vessel, but can also be supplied as an aseptic solution. The aseptic cooker processes the product in a sterile environment, which increases its natural shelf life.

Do you need to produce in an aseptic process, please read more about our aseptic cooker / cooler here.

Food processing is a complex process that requires precise
control of a wide variety of variables.

Learn how to effectively reduce product loss in our case study above.

The main advantages of the plant are:

High product quality: natural taste, texture and color
Effective stirring: the product does not burn - regardless of product type and viscosity
Gentle mixing: product structure is kept intact (whole berries, etc.)
Flexible and traceable production: batch production
Short process time: gentle on product
CIP: easy and quick cleaning

Surfaces in contact with the product: AISI 316L EN 1.4401
Other stainless steel parts: AISI 304L EN 1.4301

Product volume:
500L, 1200L and 2500L

Full vacuum to 4 bar (g)

-20 ° C to + 160 ° C

4-16 RPM

Cleaning in Place (CIP) system, integrated or external

The plant can be expanded with a number of options:

  • Aroma recovery
  • PLC control system
  • Aseptic version
  • Pectin mixer
  • Tank for taste enhancement
  • Metal detector with rejection valve
  • Lift for filling raw materials
  • Turnkey systems

VARO's horizontal process tank (HPT) is particularly suitable for the manufacture and treatment of heat-sensitive products, such as:

  • Babyfood
  • Fruit preparations
  • Jam
  • Sauce
  • Meat sauces
  • Soup
Niels Jensen CEO & Sales Director Denmark

+45 21 72 59 89
Lars Øbro Sales Director, Americas & Asia

+1 (281) 777 5115
Michael Andersen Sales Director, Europe

+45 52 14 45 20

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