Allpax Gentle Motion retorts are being used on shelf-stable soup products packaged in flexible containers. The reciprocating agitation process reduces processing time on average from 5 to 40 percent and consequently increases plant capacity. Reduced cook time also improves a shelf-stable product’s taste, texture and appearance. Gentle Motion agitation is a high-capacity retort process designed for pouches and bowls that are oriented horizontally in a retort rather than vertically as are cans, bottles and jars. The back-and-forth reciprocating motion of the retort baskets in a Gentle Motion retort produce waves of heat flowing longitudinally through the package. This process is ideal for soups and sauces that have low-to-moderate viscosity and moderate-to-high liquid and particulate content. Each Gentle Motion retort can have up to six full-sized baskets and can be loaded and unloaded via an automated system.
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