Food Processing Equipment

Machinery that transforms edible ingredients into food products through dicing, mixing, baking, and related preparations.

Food and beverage processing machines that apply centrifugal force or other means to separate solids from liquids or one liquid from another in a vessel.

Machinery used to cool or freeze ingredients on a food or beverage processing line; includes cooling tunnels and drums as well as spiral coolers, spiral freezers and plate freezers.

Food processing equipment that covers products with other edible coatings or ingredients, such as toppings, spices or chocolate, through techniques such as tempering, panning, and drizzling.

Industrial equipment for the food processing industry that places ingredients into processed food products during product formation, or for positioning food products such as soft candies for further processing, either continuously or by spot placement.

Equipment that transforms a culture medium into a product for human consumption such as yogurt, whiskey, or penicillin; includes batch/tube reactors and related equipment.

Changeable machine components or related accessories that complement food processing lines, such as spray nozzles for spray dryers, ice cream stick inserters and cake marbling systems.

Used in food processing to apply heat or other conditions to move food ingredients through plates or dies that create the product’s final shape; includes related equipment such as sheeters, laminators and rounding machines.

Machines that sort raw food products (i.e., potato chips, carrots) by weight, size, shape, or other specifications; includes related food processing machinery such as aligners, orienters and scalping equipment. Also included here are machine vision and vision inspection systems that sort foods during or after a processing application.

Enclosed chambers that apply pressure in place of heat to filled and sealed food or beverage containers as a method to inactivate harmful pathogens in products while retaining nutrients and taste profile and increasing shelf life.

Any food, beverage, or processing equipment that mixes two or more ingredients.

Food processing equipment that applies heat to cook bread, meat, vegetable, snacks, and other foods prior to packaging; includes industrial blanchers, branders, searers, roasters, and related machines.

Equipment used to deliver or stuff measured doses or portions of food, liquids or other ingredients into another substance or directly into the consumable food or beverage product; includes positive displacement, cavity and peristaltic pumps.

Food industry equipment used for initial food preparation processes for products, particularly fruits and vegetables, such as washing, peeling, pitting, de-clustering, and destemming.

A range of thermal processing equipment, typically used for processing in-container, low-acid foods, that uses heat to destroy microorganisms, rendering the product shelf stable. Includes autoclaves and other equipment that use batch, continuous process or sterilization methods.

Robotics systems used exclusively for preparation or assembly of food ingredients into processed food; includes robotic equipment for deboning, decorating or ingredient placement.

Food processing equipment that forms ingredients into a desired shape or form, using knives, water cutting, laser and ultrasonic methods; includes choppers, crushers and fat trimmers.

Processing equipment used to transform liquids into powders (i.e., spray dryers to make milk powder) or accumulate powdered particles into larger elements (i.e., agglomerators for instant coffee processing).