A vital stage in the preparation of a food product is the accurate addition and correct mixing of the various ingredients that make up the recipe. It is usual that heat will be required, subsequent cooling and chilling are often needed for preservation. The Armfield Multi-purpose Processing Vessel is able to carry out these actions with very small quantities of ingredients. The facilities to mix, emulsify, heat, pasteurise, incubate, cool, chill and cure are all built into this purpose-designed unit. As well as preparation of food products for further processing, the facilities allow production of finished products in batch sizes from five to 20 litres.
The Armfield FT40 consists of a jacketed vat, mounted within a mobile cabinet containing all the servicing utilities and necessary instrumentation.
The unit is fully self-contained with electrical heating, cooling water and chilled water circulating systems and an efficient emulsifier/mixer, which is easily raised or lowered into the vat.
A comprehensive control console, also housed in the cabinet, incorporates a chart recorder which continuously records the temperature of the vat contents. Also included on the console is a digital readout for salient temperatures and heating controls.
The vat is constructed from high-quality stainless steel, the interior having a mirror finish.