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
  • 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
  • Stone Grinder
  • Dough Divider
  • Tortilla Press/Former

Tortilla Equipment

  • Tortilla Line Oven and Cooling Conveyor
  • Stone Grinder
  • Dough Divider
  • Tortilla Press/Former

Enviromental (Shelf Life Chambers)

  • Temp/Humidity/Light-Controlled Chambers

For more information contact:


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

Phone: 402-472-9408
Email: rparde2@unl.edu