I work for a small company that manufactures fruit paste and fruit concentrate blending. In winter our products/raw materials become thick and viscous which need to be heated up so that we can get them out of the packaging. We have reviewed a number of options for doing this:
- Hot room
- Hot bands to place around the containers
- hot blanket
- hot pads (for the containers to sit on).
The raw materials are in large units, ie 1000 Lts or 250kg.
The 1000Lt product is in IBC's and the 250Kg product is large tubs with lids. We currently manually dig out the product from the tubs.
I was just wondering if anyone out there is using any of the equipment I have listed above or any thing different to heat up their products. We have limited access to steam, to we can not run a heat exchanger with out considerable capital expenditure. We also do not want to degregate the quality of the product by using high temperatures.
Thanking you in advance for any information you may share.