The Qulom MAP creates vortex-stabilised non-equilibrium plasma for use in our unique powder coating process. A microwave field creates a plasma which is stabilised by a vortex contained within a quartz tube. The output is a continuous stream of reactive plasma. In character the plasma is intermediate between a thermal plasma and a cold plasma. Read More
Food processing using ohmic heating reduces the need for preservatives and results in superior taste and texture compared to other thermal treatment methods such as jacketed vessels, heat exchanges or steam injection. The Qulom OBA-26 is the pressurised version of our Qulom OBA-26 unit. The OBP-26 operates at up to 3 bar and 140ºC.
C-Tech Innovation’s Qulom™ range of advanced thermal processing equipment is designed to bring the benefits of our innovative technologies to a wider market. Our focus is on making your life easier; speeding up process times, reducing waste, and improving quality. We also offer bespoke, tailored equipment for specialist applications, implementing advances in ohmic and inductive heating technologies to solve your design challenges. Read More
While induction heating in industrial applications has been in widespread use for many years, particularly within the metal processing industries, there is now increasing interest in this versatile technology for other heating applications. Induction heating can be particularly useful for products which might be sensitive to excess heating, thereby creating a spoiled product, or in applications where heat is required to be applied in difficult geometries. C-Tech Innovation has extensive design and build capabilities for this kind of specialist induction heating equipment.
Food processing using ohmic heating reduces the need for preservatives and results in superior taste and texture compared to other thermal treatment methods such as jacketed vessels, heat exchanges or steam injection. The Qulom OBA-26 is an ideal tool for R&D and recipe development at temperatures up to 100ºC. For higher temperatures we offer a prerssurised batch unit the Qulom OBP-26, capable of operating at up to 150ºC. Read More
The use of volumetric microwave heating to augment conventional heating in gas and electric kilns significantly reduces issues due to temperature gradients leading to improved product quality and kiln operation. Calcination, sintering and drying of materials can be achieved with equal or improved product quality and significantly reduced energy costs. Read More
Microwave chemistry has been used for many years, especially for the synthesis of small quantities of compounds for the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries. The benefits of flow chemistry have been outlined above and when combined with microwave heating these benefits can be further enhanced. Read More
Conventional cooking of foods relies on conduction from hot surfaces into the food. This can limit the rate of cooking, especially in products with large solid particles. By using the food’s own electrical resistance to generate the heat using C-Tech Innovation’s Ohmic Heaters, food can be heated evenly from within. The result is greatly increased cooking rates whilst maintaining the highest product quality. Read More
Quality is the major driving force in the food and drink industry, premium products can attract a prime market. Heating of food during the manufacturing process can radically alter the characteristics of the finished products. Quality and taste can be significantly affected if the processing parameters are not closely controlled.