FPDC – Available equipment

Browse processing lines and equipment available for projects at the centre.

Equipment directory

3D food printer

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Felix Food Twin Head 3D Printer

  • Dual extruder with syringe capacity of 2x 100ml
  • Heated print bed, up to 105C
  • Print any paste-like substance with a viscosity of up to 1000 Pa•s

Dry processing

Extruder – Coperion Twin Screw ZSK 26

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Extruder operating in pilot plant

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Pin Mill and Air Classifier

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Proctor and Schwartz Tray Dryer
Blender/Mixer, Day & O'Hare Ribbon Blender, 6 & 20 ft3Anhydryo Spray Dryer - Pilot 55
Niro Fluidized Bed DryerRo-Tap Test Sieve Shaker, Model B
Fine Grind Mill - HosokawaHammer Mill - Fitzpatrick D-6
Dehullers – Forsberg, SatakeSweco Screen Separators (18 & 30")

Wet processing

Decanter Centrifuge

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Sam – 400 L Agitated Steam Jacketed Kettle

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APV Pasteurizer-High Temperature Short Time

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Kettle Line

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Berkel Universal Food CutterRheon 207SS, Encrusting Machine
Brown Pulper/Finisher - Screw & PaddleFilter Press, Star System
Gaulin M3 HomogenizerHamilton 80 L Kettle
Crepaco 1200 L Multi Purpose Processing VatProcessing Vessels, Alfa Laval, 200 and 400 L, Jacketed
2500L CB Processing TankSeprotech Reverse Osmosis Membrane Separation System
Wiped Film Evaporator Pfaudler - 4 ft2Zip Cryogenic Batch Freezer
Hamilton SA, 200 L Steam Jacketed KettleDecanter Centrifuge
Hamilton Steam Jacketed 600 L Pressure KettleDisc-stack centrifuge
Powder DisperserBlentech Kettle (CO2 and Oil jacketed)
Paddle mixers, various sizesBasket centrifuge
All-Fill Auger FillerLee 20 L Agitated Kettles

Size reduction

Seydelmann K64-AC8-VA Bowl Cutter

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Weber® CCS 305 UB Slicer

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Urschel Labs 3600 w/ Feed Screw Comitrol Size Reducer

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Biro 3334 Band Saw
Baader 694 Deboner/Desinewer
Carruthers Table Top Shredder
Stephan Microcut MC15 Meat Emulsifying Machine
Rotoclaw Jr Block Breaker
Holac® 21 Dicer , TREIF Husky-CE Dicer for portion-cutting operationsHobart MG1532-1 Meat Mixer / Grinder
Grote GR713 Meat SlicerK & G Wetter AW 114 Grinder

Injection and tenderizing

Biro Rotary Blade TenderizerHand Pickle Injector

Multi-needle brine injector Günther, versatile for injection Bone-In/Boneless products with optional tenderizing needles

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Tenderstar Needle/Blade Tenderizer

Mixing and tumbling

AMFEC Double Paddle Vacuum Mixer/BlenderAMFEC 175 Vacuum Tumbler

Challenge® RMF MM-03 Vacuum Meat Massager

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Custom Stainless CDB-1232 Double Paddle Blender / Cooker

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Daniels DVS 250Röschermatic TU-250 Vacuum Tumbler
Daniels DMX-QUAD 100 Mixer 

Forming and stuffing

Handtmann VF80 Stuffer

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Formax PFM-6 Former

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Bridge Titan Croquette & Meatball FormerHollymatic Super Patty Machine
Piston StufferRoss Uniform 914 Meat Press
Vemag HP 25 E Stuffer and bar forming unitZ-linker

Batter, pre-dust, bread application

Koppens ERT 400 Batter

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Koppens PR 400C Breader

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Stein DB-4 Drum Breader

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Koppens PRM 400 MEG Pre-Duster

Nothum BA-14 Tempura Batter

Thermal processing

Blentech Steamtherm Blending CookerEnviro-Pak MP-2000 Meat Fermentation Chamber

Enviro-Pak CVU-650E Smokehouse

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Fessmann T1900 HD 629 Smokehouse

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Koppens BR300/600 Continuous Deep Fryer

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Koppens HLT 6000/600 Continuous Oven

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High pressure processing – non-thermal

Hyperbaric 135 HPP unit

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Aerofreeze Spiral Freezer

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CES CO2 freezer

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Multivac T200 Semi-automatic Tray Sealer

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Multivac R126 Thermoforming Rollstock unit (for raw product only)

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Sipromac 620A Double Chamber Vacuum Packaging Machine

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ULMA TR Supra 420x300 Thermoforming Rollstock unit (for ready-to-eat product only)

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VS Snorkel Vacuum Bag SealerKomet 620A Double Chamber Vacuum Packaging Machine
Matrix Mercury ADW-5105V Vertical BaggingConveyor & Radial Scale System
Multivac AG500 Vacuum PackagerL-Bar Sealer

Pre-made pouch packaging machine (Swifty Jr)

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XTRAVAC 450A Flow Wrapper

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In-Line Filling System with Labeler

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Carousel scale and vertical-flow wrapper (Yamato and Matrix)
Visual Thermoforming Semi-auto Tray Sealer

Benchtop processing equipment

Buchi B-290 Spray Dryer

Buchi B-290 (Bencht-Top) Spray Dryer

Bulk Tray Freeze Dryer

Bulk Tray Freeze Dryer

UF RO Membrane Filtration System

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Groen 20 L Steam-Jacketed Vacuum Kettle

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Cold Press (Carver Model C)Label Makers (Toshiba SX5 Thermal)
Moffat Batch Griddle, Grill and FryerBench Hollymatic Tumbler Gaulin 15MR Laboratory Homogenizer

Stephan Emulsion Mill

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Italgi Model P9A Pasta Machine

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Doughpro – dough press

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Ohtake Noodle Machine
Hobart Mixers
Bag sealer (Multivac C200, BOSCH HS-BII)
Hand StufferHallde VCM-61 Food Processor Taylor 110 Batch Ice Cream Freezer
Tube BroilerEnvironmental Chamber LHU-113

Laboratory analytical equipment

Dough Rheological Analyzer-Chopin Mixolab 2

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Particle Size Analyzer (Cilas 1180)

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Protein/Nitrogen Analyzer (LECO FP528)

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Rapid Visco Analyzer (Perten 4500)

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Brookfield DU-III Ultra RheometerCentrifuges (Damon CRU-500, Ross MPW-530)
Colorimeters (Minolta CR-440 & CM-2500C)Dough Sheeter Bench-top (Rondo Econom)
Drying OvensFat Analyzer (FOSS SOXTEC 2043)
Flat bread crust/tortilla press (EDSS DP200BP)High Performance Liquid Chromatograph with Photodiode and Refractive Index Detectors (Agilent 1100)
Homogenizers (Brinkman PT 10/35 Polytron, Buchi mixer B-400)Incubators (Mocon)
Instron Universal Testing Instrument (Instron 5565)Membrane Filtration System (Satorius, 142mm/293mm)
Microscopes (Zeiss 475057)Moisture Analyzers (Satorius MA35 & MA37)
Muffle Furnace (Thermolyne 1500)NearInfrared Analyser (FOSS FoodScan Lab)
Oxygen/Co2 Permeation Analyzer (Mocon)pH Meters
Pope 2" Wiped Film EvaporatorRefractometer (ABBE Mark II, Fisher handheld)
Rotary Evaporator (Buchi 463)Spectrophotometer (Agilent 8453)
Texture Analyzer (Texture Technologies and Stable Micro Systems TA.HD Plus)Viscometer (Brookfield DV-III Ultra Rheometer, Brookfield Synchro-Lectric)
Volume Scanner (VolScan profiler 600)Water Activity Meters (Aqua Lab series 3 & 4TE)
Water Purification System (Millipor Direct-Q3UV)Tecmaq Bar Former


Tecmaq Bar Former: full unit

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Bar former in pilot plant

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Dough Sheeter - Rhondo Ecostar Reversible

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Baxter Rotating Rack Oven

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Despatch BPA 2-125, ProoferBlakeslee DB-80 QT Mixer, American Eagle
Dough Sheeter – SimplexCookie Forming Machine


Connect with the Food Processing Development Centre:

For general inquiries reach out to us at: [email protected]

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-986-4793
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)

Ken Gossen, Executive Director
Phone: 780-980-4860
Email: [email protected]

Dan Graham, Director, Operations
Phone: 780-980-4866
Email: [email protected]

Michelle Sigvaldson, Director, Food Science and Development
Phone: 780-980-4820
Email: [email protected]

Food Processing Development Centre
6309 45 Street
Leduc, Alberta  T9E 7C5

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