Pilot systems are suitable for scientific studies in thermal processing and practical industrial research. They are the ideal technology for the development and testing of new products by assessing new packaging materials and new types of food containers by analyzing their behavior during treatment in order to design optimal processing guidelines for future products. Additionally, pilot units are used to establish basic facts and decisive data for new recipes in order to obtain market conforming and high quality products. The versatility of Stock’s pilot units teamed with our award winning ICON controls make these machines indispensable for scientific institutes, food technology schools, and developmental laboratories in the food and pharmaceutical industries.
The STOCK Pilot Retort offers multiple modes of operation in one machine to provide processors the ability to model the most efficient retort process for any given container and product category. Both rotary and rocking agitation features combined with three process modes provides significant flexibility in one machine.
For brands moving into continuous sterilization, the Hydrolock multi-mode pilot provides process simulation to assist in modeling the best long-term solution for any given container or product. With continuous retorts, process optimization is a key factor in these high volume machines.