Multifunctional SonoSteam disinfection system for different types of food products

Testing chicken wings

SonoSteam offers a disinfection system which can be applied on a broad range of food products. This system is ideal for cut-up meat and fish products, large block of cheese and eggs. It can be converted to include small sized food products such as berries, nuts and seeds. The flexible construction and the compact size of this module allows for easy and quick changes to fit the size and requirement of food products. Such adjustments will provide optimal use of the process in terms of microbial reduction and running cost.

System configurations and process adjustments

In its “original” format, the system is equipped with a conveyor belt that allows for continuous treatment. The chamber size is kept at minimum which is ideal for e.g. chicken cut-parts but can be expended for treatment of large cheese blocks. The system can be equipped with up to six SonoSteam nozzles, depending on the product type. The most common treatment time used on such equipment is around 1 sec corresponding to a conveyor speed of  80 fpm or 0.4 m/s but it can be adjusted to keep up with most existing production line speeds.

Conveyor belts, chamber size, speed, temperatures and number of nozzles are all flexible parameters that can be adjusted to comply production requirements and success criteria.

The system is available with an integrated PLC system for adjustment, control and monitoring of all parameters. Additional software system can be installed for remote control features and thereby access to the system at any time and any place.

We have made tests on different products such as chicken parts, cheese, eggs etc. Let me know if you would like me to send you results or if you have any other questions.

Hanieh S. MusavianMSc in Engineering, Biotechnology and Food MicrobiologySend a message

Straight ahead or let it Drop?

– What works for your food product?

This original format exists in two different configurations; the Straight model and the Drop Model.

Multifunctional SonoSteam disinfecion machine

Straight Model

The Straight Model is equipped with an open structural conveyor belt that allows treatment from above and from below. This model is ideal for cheese decontamination, different types of meat cut-parts and small sized food products.

Multifunctional SonoSteam disinfection system

Drop Model

The Drop Model allows a free-fall of the product from one conveyor to another lower standing conveyor. While the product is falling/flipping a quick burst of treatment occurs targeting all sites of the product at once. This type of treatment is ideal for irregular sized heat sensitive food products where a quick all-around treatment provides effective decontamination without changing food sensory and quality.

One system for a broad range of food products

We often acknowledge that our costumers requirements and success criteria for an optimal decontamination process are best met when we can offer a customized system for their production line. However, such solutions can often lack the big picture in understanding the system and its performance. Our Multifunctional disinfection system is a midway to a tangible solution. Furthermore, the system can operate on its own as a single standing unit, which offers the opportunity to test and evaluate the system directly at the production line without any interruptions.