DUAL COOK SYSTEM SOLVES PRODUCTION FLEXIBILITY & CAPACITY THE CHALLEGE A multi-recipe prepared foods manufacture required an increase in cooking production and the flexibility to add more varieties of soups and sauces to their product offerings. The application required cooking and blending of viscous food product with limitations in available floor space. THE SOLUTION The solution, provided by Mepaco, was a side-by-side ThermaBlend cooking system, sharing a maintenance and sanitation platform. This system utilizes minimal footprint and allows two different batches or doubling of batches. THE EQUIPMENT Column Dumper Two column dumpers are used to add ingredients to two ThermaBlend cookers. The Mepaco Column Dumper offers a very heavy-duty design and are engineered for ease of maintenance. Mepaco often makes modifications depending on the application such as column heights, dump angles to 60 degrees, dumper capacity, extended chutes, and stainless upgrade kit. ThermaBlend Cooker In the system, there are two ThermaBlend Cookers, that support quick batch turns in their multi-recipe production needs. A versatile unit, these cookers are capable of cooking, searing, caramelizing, sautéing and blending. ThermaBlend Cookers are designed for large scale operations, featuring: A wrap-around steam jackets providing large heating surfaces for optimal heat transfer Application-specific agitator designs for quick homogeneous blending, while minimizing shear A bi-directional scraper system that aids in processing efficiency Customization that drives production goals including vacuum and cooling Buffering Mixer – The batches are discharged into a heated Buffering Mixer that maintains product temperature and consistency until required by downstream operations. The Mepaco team of long-standing technical sales managers, engineers and project leaders work with customer teams on solving the best solution that fits the application and production goals. Our equipment and systems uphold increased yield performance, optimal designs for ease of maintenance and operation, single-source manufacturing capabilities, the highest sanitary equipment finishes available and vigilant compliance of food safety criteria.