STOCK America offers use of our high-tech laboratory R&D Retort, located at our Raleigh, NC Technical Support Facility.
Our Pilot Lab Retort is multi-functional capable of steam, steam water spray, immersion, and steam-air processing methods. Agitation control can be executed in static, end-over-end, oscillating, and incremental motion. Metal cans, plastic bottles & cups, pouches, trays, glass jars, and double-seam film and foil closures can all be processed.
Equipped with a Rotary CALPlex datalogger, Ecklund wired thermocouples, and connected to a dedicated PC running CALSoft™, our system allows for data collection and viewing in real-time. This system provides methods for conducting heat penetration and temperature distribution testing of shelf-stable Low Acid Canned Foods (LACF) and beverages.