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VersaTherm – Batch Meat Cooker

The ORIGINAL Horizontal Cooker

  • Background
  • Highlights
  • Applications
  • Brochure

Background

Based on market demand for improved quality, consistency and food safety, Blentech developed and introduced the VersaTherm blending cooker. The result was improved processing efficiencies and product quality of ground meats. The VersaTherm was a breakthrough in thermal processing, filling an industry void in the cooking of a wide range of viscous products, particularly ground meat. The success and rapid market acceptance of the VersaTherm firmly established Blentech as a leader in the thermal processing equipment industry and the sole supplier of many large restaurant chains seeking centralized production. These partnerships continue to grow. The VersaTherm dual agitator blending ground meat cooker has an impressive performance range: moderate to ultra-high viscosity ground/pulled/diced meat, fillings, and pet foods. The VersaTherm blending batch meat cooker is chosen by clients globally for the following key reasons:
  • Efficient heat transfer
  • Reduced cycle times
  • High yields
  • Improved food safety
  • Scalable, repeatable, consistent recipes
  • Sanitary design
  • Robust construction
  • Controlled flexible movement during thermal cycling
  • Application versatility
  • Blentech dedicated service &support
Blentech’s patented scraper design and mixing effectiveness are both important driving factors in the reduction of process times and improved food safety. A well-mixed vessel ensures even heating throughout the batch and eliminates the risk of undercooked products. Our agitator and scraper systems undergo a great deal of performance testing and are further scrutinized under strict QA protocols.

Highlights

Versatility
  • Designed for product line expansion, growth, and flexibility
  • Wide range of application capabilities
  • Adaptable technology for changing client requirements
Reduced Cycle Times
  • Optimized ground meat oven heat delivery systems for utility conservation and reduced cycle times.
  • 40% reduction in process times compared to traditional hemispherical kettles.
  • Fully integrated loading systems save time and improve process metrics.
Control & Automation
  • Completely automated solutions that simplify day-to-day operation
  • Historical process data collection & archiving systems
  • Precise process control for repeatable, scalable gold standard results.
Systems Integration
  • Mechanical Engineering, Controls Engineering, Process Development, and Project Management services for complete integration of:
    • Loading Systems
    • Material Handling Equipment
    • Product Transport Solutions
    • OEM Technology
    Food Safety
    • Uniform mixing and high efficiency heat transfer to ensure consistent temperature throughout the batch and eliminate the risk of undercooked product.
    Sanitary Design
    • Blentech equipment is designed to be sanitary, safe, and easily cleanable
    • Compliant with sanitary design and safety guidelines for food biotech, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries
    • Ergonomically designed to protect the health and safety of your workforce.
    Longevity
    • Reduced thermal cyclic fatigue to extend Blentech equipment life over all competitors
    • Fewer spare parts, repairs, and reducedmaintenance requirements
    • Robust construction in high-wear areas
    Innovative Cooling Options
    • Precision Control Vacuum Cooling to cool product to 110°F (43°C) or to 40°F (5°C).
    • Patented ComboChill Process and Essence Recovery System
    • Optimized cryogenic and chilled water/glycol cooling options

Applications

Core Applications
  • Ground/Diced/Pulled/Shredded Meat
  • Fillings
  • Pet Foods
  • Viscous Pie Fillings (meat and fruit-based)
  • Viscous Jams/Jellies/Preserves
Extended Applications
  • Viscous/Concentrated Soups & Sauces
  • Stews
  • Viscous Purees & Baby Foods
Modes of Operation
  • Blending
  • Cooking
  • Searing/Sautéing
  • Direct Steam Injection/Steam Jacket/Thermal Oil Heating
  • Vacuum Cooking/Cooling
  • Evaporation/Concentration/Dehydration
  • Cooling
  • Cryogenic Processing (bottom and top CO2 and LIN injection)
Suggested Products: For batch cheese & dairy products, the CheezTherm Cheese Processing Appliance is the right equipment for the job.

We have found the Blentech cooker to be more versatile than our standard cooking kettles. Our yields and product quality are excellent with the Blentech technology and the cycle times exceeded our expectations! The robust construction of Blentech equipment is unparalleled..

Bruce Cihonski
of Tyson Foods

Blentech Gets Published!

Blentech is published in "Thermal Processing of Ready-to-Eat Meat Products."

By: Darrell Horn and Daniel Voit