Pilot Plants

Pilot Plants

The Food Processing Center has extensive equipment that can be used to produce samples of to develop, scale up and test product formulas and food ingredients. Utilizing our equipment and expertise saves your company money and time in showcasing your ingredients and/or bringing finished products to the marketplace.

Extrusion Equipment

  • Twin Screw Cooking Extruder
  • Single Screw Cooking Extruder
  • Pasta Extruder
  • Ribbon Mixer Gas-Fired Belt Dryer
  • Liquid Pump Station
  • Cooling Conveyor
  • Wire Mesh Cooling Conveyor
  • Tumbler Coater
     

High Pressure Processing

  • 900 MPa High Pressure Pasteurizer
     

Dairy Equipment

  • Raw Milk Tank
  • Batching/Mixing Tank
  • Ice-Cream Mix Holding Tank
  • HTST Pasteurizer
  • Homogenizer
  • Large Cheese Vat
  • Small Cheese Vat
  • Continuous Ice-Cream Freezer
  • Batch Ice-Cream Freezer
  • Cheese Cutter
  • Milling Machine
  • Soft-Serve Machine
  • Cheese Press
  • Centrifugal Separator
  • Vacuum Packager
  • Vat Pasteurizer
  • CIP System
     

Dehydration & Drying Equipment

  • Gas-Fired Belt Dryer
  • Fluidized Bed Dryer
  • Spray Dryer
  • Drum Dryer
  • Vacuum Pan
  • Freeze Dryer
     

Baking Equipment

  • Reel Oven
  • Gas Impingement Oven
  • Electric Impingement Oven
  • Proof Box
  • Hobart Mixer
  • Rondo Mixer
  • Rondo Sheeter
     

Confectionary Equipment

  • Hot/Cold Table
  • Cooker (Scrape Surface)
  • Cut/Twist Wrapper
     

Canning Equipment

  • Static Retort
  • Can Sealer/Seamer
  • Exhaust Box
  • Blanching Cabinet
     

Filtration & Seperation Equipment

  • Ultrafiltration & Reverse Osmosis Unit
  • Vibratory Sieve
  • Particle Size Analyzer
     

Liquid Processing (Soups & Sauces) Equipment

  • Steam Kettle
  • Electric Agitated Kettle
  • Piston Filler
  • Large Jacketed/Agitated Kettle
  • Vat Pasteurizer

Milling Equipment

  • Hammermill
  • Rollermill
  • Degerminator
  • Scarifier
  • Aspirator
  • Wiley Mill
  • Vibratory Sieve
  • Particle Size Analyzer
     

Vegetable Processing Equipment

  • Pulper/Finisher
  • Abrasive Disc Peeler
  • Peanut Butter Mill
     

Packaging Equipment

  • Tortilla Line Oven and Cooling Conveyor
  • Steeping Tank
  • Stone Grinder
  • Dough Divider
  • Tortilla Press/Former
  • Corn Washer
     

Tortilla Equipment

  • Tortilla Line Oven and Cooling Conveyor
  • Steeping Tank
  • Stone Grinder
  • Dough Divider
  • Tortilla Press/Former
  • Corn Washer
     

Enviromental (Shelf Life Chambers)

  • Temp/Humidity/Light-Controlled Chambers

For more information contact:


Steve Weier
Pilot Plants General Manager
The Food Processing Center
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1901 North 21 ST
Lincoln, NE 68588-6206
 

Phone: 402-472-9408
Email: sweier2@unl.edu