Pasteurization is a thermal reconditioning process aimed at destroying all of the pathogenic microorganisms present in liquid or semi-liquid foods. It typically takes place at temperatures ranging approximately between 60°C and 85°C, which increases the food shelf life and reduces the risk of bacterial contamination, keeping the product quality almost unaltered.
Some products that normally undergo the pasteurization process are fruit juices, sauces, preserves, beer and wine.
The pasteurization process usually takes place inside spiral towers or straight tunnels. Spiral towers vertically use all the space necessary to guarantee transit of food inside the pasteurization unit for the correct length of time. Spiral towers are usually made as single or double towers and can be configured in different ways to adapt to existing production processes as well as to the available space.
The foods to be pasteurised are moved inside pasteurization units on conveyor belts. The conveyor belts for spiral towers guarantee flexibility in evey direction and are therefore suitable for going along tracks having both straight and curved sections. Costacurta conveyor belts are high-quality conveyor belts made in stainless steel. They guarantee maximum hygiene and ease of cleaning.
As well as guaranteeing a high-quality product, Costacurta provides technicians and engineers to assist clients in the selection of the most suitable type of belt for their machinery and processes.