Pilot Plant

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It was founded in 1972 to support food industry with research and product development studies. Its physical infrastructure and equipments were renewed in 2006 and it was moved to a new building in 2012. Some activities which are performed in pilot plant are given below:

  • National and international research and product development activities were performed in pilot plant for specific product groups.
  • Studies such as new product development, improve and process optimization in product formulation, testing different process conditions,  
  • Researches and demonstration for food industry

Major Equipments in Pilot Plant are listed below:

EXTRACTION UNITS;

  • Ultrasonic extraction system
  • Pilot scale supercritical carbon dioxide extraction system (1 L)
  • Lab. scale supercritical carbon dioxide extraction system (5, 10, 24 ml)
  • Lab. scale supercritical carbon dioxide extraction system (with aroma trap) (300 ml, 1 L)
  • Horizontal extractor

DRYING EQUPMENTS

  • Mini fluid bed dryer
  • Pilot-scale fluid bed dryer
  • Mini spray drier
  • Nano spray dryer
  • Pilot-scale spray dryer
  • Drum Dryer
  • Freeze Dryer

MIXING and HOMOGENIZER UNITS

• High-pressure homogenizer ( max. pressure: 30,000 psi, liquid-liquid and solid-liquid )
• Robot coupe mixer (20 L capacity , solid-solid , solid-liquid )
• High-speed mixer ( max. 2000 rpm , volume : max 15 L, solid-solid , solid-liquid )
• Laboratory-type batch mixer (volume :2- 10 L , the solid-liquid )
• The three -dimensional rotating stirrer (20 L , solid-liquid )
• Liquid - liquid homogenizer ( colloid mill, 15 L capacity )
• High -speed blenders ( Mini , pilot )
• Maxx - D Lab vacuum processing unit (capacity : 4-12 L)
• Beat Mill (Coball Mill, product particle size:< 200μm)

HEAT EXCHANGER AND EVAPORATION

  • Batch Pasteurizer
  • Plate Heat Exchanger
  • Falling Film Evaporator
  • Multifunctional Cutter
  • Retort
  • Falling Film Evaporator
  • Double-walled boiler boiled

GRINDERS

  • Colloid mill
  • Hammer Mill
  • Grinder Mill

BAKERY PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT

  • Small dough dividing and rounding machine
  • Long-forming machine
  • Taper turning machine
  • Oven
  • Extruder (twin screw)
  • Vacuum Coating Unit

PACKAGING EQUIPMENTS

  • Horizontal vacuum packaging machine
  • Leepack inclined vacuum packing machine
  • Boxed packaging machine (tray sealer)
  • Vertical packaging machine
  • Plastic extruder (double screw

REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS

  • IQF Quick Freezing machine
  • Cold Storage (at -40 ° C, -18 ° C, -5 ° C and 5°C)

INDUSTRIAL KITCHEN

The kitchen are fitted with some equipments such as gas stove, conventional oven, pizza oven, pasta cooking unit, fryers, grills etc. which provide the opportunity for preparing all kinds of food products.

OTHER EQUIPMENTS

  • Reverse osmosis / ultrafiltration (RO / UF) device,
  • Tablet Machines,
  • Liquid Filling Machine,
  • Separators,
  • Pulper,
  • Coating machine
  • Brine tank
  • Sterilisation cabin