Includes a wide variety of machinery used to process food and handle raw and processed food and liquid ingredients. Also includes machines used to process pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals, such as capsule filling, tablet presses and soft gel equipment.
Capsules, Tablets & Soft Gelatin Equipment
Machinery used for processing, forming, dosing and filling of pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and foods into capsules, tablets and soft gelatin formats.
- Capsule Filling & Sealing Machines
Equipment used for dosing and filling gelatin or nongelatin shells typically with dry ingredients for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications, such as ground herbal supplements.
- Soft Gelatin Capsule Equipment
Machines for dosing and filling hermetically sealed, soft gelatin capsules that contain liquids or semisolid consumable products, typically for pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and some food applications, such as fish oil capsules.
- Tablet Manufacturing Equipment
Machinery that doses and fills hard tablets, used typically for pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and some food applications. Includes machines such as tablet presses, coaters and granulators used in vitamins or candy production.
Food Precessing Equipment
Machinery designed for the preparation, cooking, preservation, and packaging of food products, including mixers, slicers, grinders, blenders, heat exchangers, and packaging systems. These machines are integral for transforming raw ingredients into finished food products, ensuring quality, consistency, and efficiency in food production.
- Centrifuges & Separators
Food and beverage processing machines that apply centrifugal force or other means to separate solids from liquids or one liquid from another in a vessel.
- Chillers, Freezers & Cooling Equipment
Machinery used to cool or freeze ingredients on a food or beverage processing line; includes cooling tunnels and drums as well as spiral coolers, spiral freezers and plate freezers.
- Coating, Enrobing, Seasoning & Decorating Machines
Food processing equipment that covers products with other edible coatings or ingredients, such as toppings, spices or chocolate, through techniques such as tempering, panning, and drizzling.
Industrial food and beverage processing equipment that places ingredients of various viscosities during formation, or for positioning products for further processing, either continuously or by spot placement.
- Fermenters & Reactors
Equipment that transforms a culture medium into a food, beverage or other product for human consumption such as yogurt, whiskey, or penicillin; includes batch/tube reactors and related equipment.
- Food & Beverage Accessories & Components
Changeable machine components or related accessories that complement food processing lines, such as spray nozzles for spray dryers, ice cream stick inserters and cake marbling systems.
- Forming & Extruding Equipment
Used in food processing to apply heat or other conditions to move food ingredients through plates or dies that create the product’s final shape; includes related equipment such as sheeters, laminators and rounding machines.
- Grading & Sorting Equipment
- High Pressure Processing (HPP)
Enclosed chambers that apply pressure in place of heat to filled and sealed food or beverage containers as a method to inactivate harmful pathogens in products while retaining nutrients and taste profile and increasing shelf life.
- Mixing & Blending Equipment
Any processing equipment that mixes or blends two or more ingredients for food, beverage or other processing applications.
- Ovens, Dryers & Fryers
Food processing equipment that applies heat to cook bread, meat, vegetable, snacks, and other foods prior to packaging; includes industrial blanchers, branders, searers, roasters, and related machines.
- Pumps & Vacuum Stuffers
- Raw Material Preparation Equipment
Food industry equipment used for initial food preparation processes for products, particularly fruits and vegetables, such as washing, peeling, pitting, de-clustering, and destemming.
- Retort & Sterilization
A range of thermal processing equipment, typically used for processing in-container, low-acid foods, that uses heat to destroy microorganisms, rendering the product shelf stable. Includes autoclaves and other equipment that use batch, continuous process or sterilization methods.
- Robotic Processing Equipment
Robotics systems used exclusively for preparation or assembly of food and beverage ingredients into processed food, such as robotic equipment for deboning, decorating or ingredient placement.
- Slicing, Dicing, Cutting & Shredding Equipment
Food and beverage processing equipment that prepares ingredients into a desired shape using knives, water cutting, laser and ultrasonic methods, including machines such as choppers, shredders, crumblers, crushers, fruit chunkers and fat trimmers.
- Spray Dryers & Agglomerators
Processing equipment used to transform liquids into powders (i.e., spray dryers to make milk powder) or accumulate powdered particles into larger elements (i.e., agglomerators for instant coffee processing).
Ingedient Handling Equipment
Specialized equipment used to convey, transport and separate bulk ingredients that go into food, beverage and pharmaceutical processing lines.
- Bulk Handling/Bulk Weighing Equipment
Machines that transfer, transport and/or weigh bulk ingredients such as powders and pellets for food, beverage or pharmaceutical applications; includes process scales, floor scales, strain gauges and load cells.
- Dry Product Feeders
Used to load and feed dry products into another inline machine during food, beverage, and pharmaceutical processes; includes equipment such as screw feeders for nut pieces and biscuit feeders for sandwich cookie production.
- Dumping Stations
Equipment used to empty ingredients such as powders into a hopper during processing.
- Dust Collection
Vacuum systems that capture airborne powders and dusts from accumulating on machine and plant surfaces during processes such as dumping, stirring and mixing.
- Magnetic Separators
Used in food, beverage and pharmaceutical production, this equipment separates any ferrous pieces that may have been introduced through processes such as grinding from contaminating a food source.
- Milling & Grinding Equipment
- Processing Conveyors/Conveyance
Specialized conveying equipment used to transport ingredients and finished products (not packages) through a food processing operation, including cable conveyors for small and fragile ingredients. Other examples include tubular drag/disc, aeromechanical, bucket, auger or screw and pneumatic vacuum tubes.
- Screening & Separating Equipment
Food, beverage, and pharmaceutical processing equipment used to separate products by coarseness, such as sifters for flour equipment or separators for removing clumps in powders.
Liquid Processing & Handling Equipment
Machinery used for the processing, storage, and transportation of liquid products. This includes pumps, tanks, mixers, filtration systems, and piping, crucial for ensuring efficient, sanitary, and precise handling of liquids in industries like food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals.
- Evaporators & Distillation Equipment
Food and beverage processing equipment that removes water particles from food to reduce weight, transforms liquids into gases, or separates one liquid from another.
- Filtration Equipment
Filters, strainers and related systems that are used to separate or strain liquids from micro-sized solids using a variety of substrates during food and beverage processing.
- Heat Exchangers
Equipment used to regulate temperatures of liquids during food and beverage processing operations, such as pasteurizers and cookers.
Machinery that breaks down solid particles in liquids, such as removing fat globules during milk processing.
- Liquid Processing Components
Any component and changeable part related to liquid processing equipment, such as tubing or gaskets.
- Pumps, Valves, Fittings & Piping
Food grade machines that use pressure to move or remove liquids during food and beverage processing, such as diaphragm, peristaltic and vacuum pumps.
- Tanks, Vessels, Kettles & Silos
Equipment used to treat, process or temporarily store edible oils, slurries, or other bulk liquids used in food and beverage processing.