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Research and Development

The SPX FLOW Innovation Centers leverage the extensive industry experience and expertise of a permanent staff of food technologists, process engineers and production engineers together with knowledge gained over many years to contribute actively to all types of development, testing and application of SPX FLOW equipment, systems and processing lines. All facilities and services are designed to provide added value by minimizing waste and energy requirements, or by converting commodity ingredients into new, competitive products.

Services and assistance provided in the following ways:
  • General advice and guidance in connection with your test planning
  • Suggestions of plant and equipment most suited to your purpose
  • Booking of test facilities and, if required, our experts and technicians
  • Product and process development
  • Test of high-risk projects prior to order
  • Troubleshooting of applications and products
  • Product quality and yield optimization
  • Development and test of new recipes
  • Assistance with product analyses in a laboratory
  • Practical and theoretical training courses and seminars
  • Pilot and full production plant rentals for trials on your own premises
  • Scale-up of results for commercial plants

Download the SPX FLOW Innovation Center Brochure to learn about all the equipment, technology and capabilities available to you.

Innovation Center Pilot Plant Features and Benefits

Our range of pilot plants covers equipment for the production of all kinds of food products such as crystallized fat like margarine and butter products, emulsified products like mayonnaise, dressings and sauces, and dairy products like yoghurts and cream cheese. This small-scale production facility helps you to minimize the risks of development and maximize the benefits, as you can perform R&D and testing without disrupting current production.

Freedom to be creative

GS_Nexus_pilot_plantThe pilot plants give you freedom to be creative without having to invest heavily in raw materials, manpower and energy. These small production plants can be equipped with a full range of individual units for the production of a comprehensive range of fat products and other food products as well.


With the pilot plants you can:

• Process small samples under exactly the same conditions as those in production
• Alter ingredients, optimize and test new recipes
• Rapidly reset parameters for different product formulations

Off-site or in-house?

We have our own laboratory in Soeborg, near Copenhagen, Denmark with fully equipped pilot plants for fat crystallization e.g. margarine and butter products. In addition, we also offer to run trials for emulsified products e.g. mayonnaise, sauces, dressings. The facility is available for test runs for potential customers at a very reasonable cost.

Alternatively, you can purchase a system for installation in-house. We can supply pilot plants with capacities ranging from 50-500 kg/h, designed to satisfy the full spectrum of needs among research institutes and major manufacturers.

Whenever you choose to experiment with new products and processes, our highly qualified food technologists are always eager to contribute to the development process.

In addition to the pilot plants, our laboratory in Soeborg has NMR and DSC equipment. This allows us to follow processing conditions very closely prior to recommending the optimum treatment of various blends of fats and oils.

We also use NMR to determine water droplet distribution in water-in-oil emulsion products. This is a decisive product quality factor, particularly for low-fat products.

Bakery margarine is best evaluated by actual baking, so we have a test bakery installed next to our pilot plant in Soeborg, which customers are welcome to use.

Learn more about our research & development through the articles available in our articles and recipes under resources.

For more information about our pilot plants and facilities, please contact our technology department by e-mail.

Start by Contacting an SPX FLOW Innovation Center for a free consultation with one of our test engineers today.

Innovation center in Silkeborg, Denmark

Silkeborg, Denmark Innovation Center

Pasteursvej 1
8600 Silkeborg
Denmark
Tel: +45 70 278 278
Fax: +45 70 278 330
E-mail:ft.dk.silkeborg@spxflow.com


Facility Capabilities and Specialties

  • Wet Applications and Products
  • Cavitation Technology
  • Heat Treatment/UHT
  • Membrane Filtration
  • Microparticulation
  • Mixing and Blending
  • Butter Technology
  • Separation
  • Deaeration
  • Homogenizer Applications
  • Soymilk Processing
  • Bag-in-Box Filling
  • Rental Equipment
Innovation center in Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark Innovation Center

Oestmarken 7
2860 Soeborg
Denmark
Tel: +45 70 278 222
Fax: +45 70 278 223
E-mail:ft.dk.soeborg@spxflow.com


Facility Capabilities and Specialties

  • Dry Applications and Products
  • Evaporation
  • Spray Drying
  • Extraction
  • Vacuum Drying
  • Vacuum Freeze Belt Drying
  • Crystallization
  • Emulsification
  • Rental Equipment
Innovation center in Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China Innovation Center

No. 666, Fengjin Road
Fengxian District, Shanghai 201401
China
Tel: +86 21 6715 8181
Fax: +86 21 6715 8282
E-mail:china.contact@spxflow.com


Facility Capabilities and Specialties

  • Heat Treatment/UHT
  • Separation
  • Mixing and Blending
  • Cavitation Technology
  • Homogenizer Applications
  • Pumps and Valves
  • CIP Systems
  • Rental Equipment

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