From the first conveyor belt for food products to the new challenges of the global market: 35 years of success after success under the sign of excellence
A story that began in 1980 with the patenting of Anaconda: the first conveyor belt conceived by the company’s founder, Leopoldo Lago. A winning and above all versatile product, suitable for all manufacturing processes where food products need to be thermally treated.
It was the beginning of a success story that has never stopped, as the results achieved in the last 30 years have been testifying: growth of sales, an increasingly widespread presence on foreign markets, and an ongoing evolution of the products. The story of Tecnopool began in Padua, but today that story has crossed domestic boundaries to be told all over the world.
From deep-freezing to cooling, from pasteurizing to proofing, from product handling all the way to baking and frying, the term flexibility goes hand in hand with all Tecnopool solutions.
Before developing a plant, Tecnopool thinks of those who will use it, because flexibility for it is not only a mental factor, it’s above all a work approach.
This is precisely the purpose of its design office: it helps to establish an exclusive relationship with the customers, based on straightforwardness, clarity and competence. A relationship built on the meeting and exchanging of ideas that starts early in the planning phase and ends with the construction of the system.
This is how Tecnopool develops plants that are truly customized for each customer and for every type of space, plants that guarantee the maximum in terms of productivity and the minimum in terms of maintenance.
The versatility of Tecnopool plants is proven by the sectors in which it is applied: it’s no coincidence that its technology is often behind the processing of a food product.
The know-how Tecnopool has acquired allows it to guarantee a method that is absolutely avant-garde for the treatment of packaged or bulk food products, which are conveyed on belt and deep-frozen in cabinets that have insulated walls with variable thickness.
A system designed for two types of cooling: Ambient and with forced air in room. It is precisely this flexibility that makes it suitable for any manufacturing line and any kind of packaged or bulk food product.
Such a delicate process deserves all attention. This is why Tecnopool has always developed plants that are perfectly calibrated that do not alter the properties of the food products and which therefore respect both the end product and the consumer.
To make the treated products reach the right temperature within the required time, it is essential to carefully cover every detail: it is no coincidence Tecnopool designs complex plants that use insulated rooms to treat the food products in accordance with parameters that are constantly monitored.
Diathermic Oil Spiral Oven
Tecnopool, faithful to its philosophy of simplifying production lines for mechanical and economic reasons, has completed its range of plants with a spiral cooking system which, thanks to its configuration, allows for space saving and a smooth production process.
In this way, it is possible to avoid the use of row gear up/gear down systems, which are very common in the pan lines used in tunnel ovens.
This is not something new; however, this spiral configuration makes it possible to make the best of the heating system designed by Tecnopool for this oven.
The absence of forced ventilation and the favourable balance of air/product volume in the cell, compared to a tunnel oven, makes it possible to work with room temperatures between 10° and 15°C lower than those used by tunnel ovens (cooking times being equal).
In special cases, according to Tecnopool’s experience, these differences can reach 30°C.
Anyway, also in some specific cases in which it is necessary, forced ventilation is also installed in order to increase the convective effect.
The technical decision leading Tecnopool to choose a radiator system, together with the special configuration afforded by the spiral, comes from the results obtained after years of trials with all types of products and in very different working conditions, which show a higher thermal performance, thus improving the results compared with other systems.
The thermal fluid that runs through the tubes is diathermic oil, a system that has been chosen on account of its high thermal performance and its very low risk.
It must be taken into consideration that the performance of a diathermic-oil boiler ranges between 87% and 91%, compared to 60% of an air-heating system or 30% of a direct-flame heating system.
Tecnopool spiral oven makes it possible to save space, simplify the flow of the production line and save energy.
Thermal Oil Fryer
True to its philosophy of constant evolution and growth, Tecnopool increases its product range with another processing machine that allows it to complete new production lines that meet customer requirements in the areas of meat, fish, bread and sweets, snacks, peanuts and even pet food: Tecnopool fryer.
Why choosing a Tecnopool fryer?
Thermal oil exchanger submerged in the frying pan to:
Reduce to a minimum the difference in temperature between the heat source and the required frying temperature of the oil;
Increase the rate of response and adjustment of the temperature;
Keep the frying oil as static as possible.
Fume extraction hood with fat separation filters, high-efficiency turbine and glazed perimeter fence:
To facilitate the extraction of fumes and steam, prevent any condensation dripping back into the frying oil causing contamination;
To permit the visual inspection of the production;
To separate and condense the oil in suspension present in the fumes, to avoid odour.
Frying pan completely removable:
For easy and fast cleaning during maintenance work of the machine;
To permit the elimination of scrap as solids;
To use the frying pan as a decantation filter of the oil.
In short, the best choice for Tecnopool’s customers.