Hydrolock Continuous Retorts

The HYDROLOCK Continuous retort provides shelf-stable processing for a wide variety of packaged food products including any rigid, semi-rigid, or flexible container (cans, glass, pouches, bowls, cups, and trays). System flexibility allows for various container sizes to be run on the same HYDROLOCK platform. The sterilization processes can provide no agitation (static) or axial rotation. The HYDROLOCK Continuous sterilizer includes either Servo or Robotic loading and unloading fully integrated into the system, making installation faster, easier, and requiring less overall human resource for operation.

  • Available in saturated steam, steam/air, and SWS overpressure
  • Flexible application for various container sizes
  • Carrier assembly is removable for safe inspection and cleaning
  • Robotic or Servo loading and unloading systems
  • Customizable with additional preheat and spray cool modules
  • Continuous axial rotation (cylindrical containers) throughout the entire cycle allows for maximum process optimization
  • Flexible application for various container sizes on a single HYDROLOCK platform
  • Can run up to four (4) different sized containers with similar geometry and process times
  • Containers are fully contained within a carrier eliminating any possiblity of container or machine damage
  • Available in saturated steam, steam/air, and steam-water-spray overpressure configurations
  • Carrier assembly is fully removable from the pressure shell for safe inspection and cleaning
  • FDA/USDA accepted ICON controls on a Allen/Bradley PLC platform
  • 21 CFR Part 11 validation and documentation is standard
  • Robotic or Servo loading and unloading systems fully integrated for cans, glass, pouch, bowl, cups and trays for any rigid, semi-rigid, and flexible container
  • Idle mode for fast, energy-efficient restarts
  • Fully energy balanced (cross-flow circulation and heat exchangers)
  • Customizable with additional preheat and spray cool modules