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to produce various kinds of food, such as soups, sauces, pasta, rice, ready meals, wet pet food, canned vegetables, meat or seafood. By thermal processing (heating) these products for a product dependent period of time, an optimal shelf life is ensured.
Lan Handling Technologies is specialised in retort room automation, providing retort loading & unloading systems for the handling of pouches, cans, jars, bottles and semi-rigid containers. Depending on your product type, desired automation level and production process, we determine whether a robot solution or linear solution best suits your situation.
Lan Handling Technologies develops automated systems for batch retorts. As the name suggests, a ‘batch’ of products is loaded in and out of the retort, usually in large baskets (typically can and jars) or a stacks of trays (typically pouches and semi-rigid containers).
That means: per retort several heavy product carriers, such as baskets or stacks of trays have to be loaded and unloaded. What about the workplace safety and ergonomics? There are ways to easily automate this time consuming, labor-intensive and sometimes riskfully task.
Rightly so, because the impact on the climate can be big. At the same time, packaging also ensures food safety, shelf life and robustness. How to make the right choice? Looking at a retort pouch (stand-up, pillow or spout), there might be various benefits for your (food or pharma) sterilisation process in terms of transport costs and design options. But how to deal with variation in product sizes? And drying your pouches? Benefit from our experience as a market leader.