Cost-efficient two-zone cooking systems

The Stein TwinDrum 600 Spiral Oven from global food processing equipment manufacturer JBT, is now available through South African distributor, Albrecht Machinery. It is a compact and versatile two-zone cooking system, designed to process a wide range of applications.

The Stein TwinDrum Oven was introduced to address the need for a machine that can cook, roast and steam-cook a wide range of applications. It maintains low running and maintenance costs. The new oven fills a gap in JBT’s portfolio for a two-zone oven, which can process higher volumes of up to four tonnes of product per hour.

This new twin drum oven combines JBT’s expertise and experience in cooking technology. It features Double D’s unique airflow technology; Frigoscandia’s spiral engineering, and thermal fluid technology from Stein, all in a compact footprint of only 9.4 by 2.9m high. This is the lowest roof height of any twin drum oven on the market.

The oven’s airflow and superior heat transfer guarantees a uniform temperature and colour on every product across the belt on all forms of poultry and breaded products. It’s also versatile enough to cook burgers and patties, pork products, croquettes, seafood and ready meals.

Available with eight up to 14 tiers, the Stein TwinDrum Oven can cook over 2 100kg/h chicken breast fillets (85g each), or bone-in pre-fried breaded chicken, an hour. Independent moisture and temperature controls in the dual zones mean the cooking process can be tailored to suit exact requirements.

With a temperature capability of up to 240°C, the twin drum oven produces excellent results when roasting or steam-cooking chicken and other poultry. A hot belt return through the cooker keeps the belt warm before it is washed and reloaded with product. This also improves the roasting effect.

As with all JBT products, the oven is low maintenance. Its automatic cleaning and recirculation system makes it easier and less costly to clean.

‘This oven is unlike any other similar twin drum oven. The air circulation fans are at floor level, making them easier to clean. It’s also safer, as you don’t have to reach overhead fans. The oven features a unique split-level hood so there’s full access to internal heat exchangers and drum belt supports.

JBT offers a wide range of steam, convection, impingement and contact cooking technologies to suit processors of all sizes. These include the Stein range of jet stream and spiral ovens, the Double D rack and high impingement linear ovens, and the Formcook range of contact and combi cookers.

The Stein TwinDrum Oven can be integrated with these other JBT products to form complete in-line processing solutions, including the Frigoscandia range of proofing, chilling and freezing systems.

The Stein TwinDrum Oven can be tested at JBT’s Food Technology Centre in Helsingborg, Sweden.