Komax Systems Inc. announced the creation of a world-class turnkey solution designed to improve processing in the food and beverage industry. Direct injection steam heaters provide a direct heating method that instantly transfers 100 percent of the heat from the steam to the product, while allowing precise control over steam flow and mixing turbulence, the company says. Within the food and beverage industries, there often is the desire to switch from batch to continuous processing, which keeps production going without interruptions and improves quality and consistency. Other benefits of Komax’s sanitary steam heaters are the ability to break the stream into smaller streams; the piston closes during shutdown to prevent a sudden steam collapse within the tube; and the fact that the piston modulates to maintain a steady differential between the water pressure and stream in response to changes in steam demand.

Komax Systems Inc., 15301 Graham St., Huntington Beach, Calif. 92643; 800/826-0760; komax.com.