Heat and Control, Inc. and Food Process Systems, Inc. have formed a global partnership to develop and market new technology for applying batters, breading, and other coatings to a variety of food products.
Food Process Systems (FPS) is an innovator in designing and building versatile applicators for all types of coatings, from pre-dust to final pass, including crumbs,
cracker meal, sugar, spices, coconut, and specialty coatings like potato sticks.
The company has developed applicators now used for coating poultry, meat, seafood, appetizers, bakery products, nuts, fruits, vegetables, and many other foods.
Heat and Control (Hayward, CA) is a leading international manufacturer and supplier of machinery systems and controls for food processing, seasoning application,
conveying, inspection, weighing, and packaging.
"The resources Heat and Control brings to our partnership will greatly strengthen our ability to design and develop some really exciting new coating technology," explains
FPS President Jim Karpinsky.
"Our applicators will now be available to a broader
range of food processors, and our customer support services will be greatly enhanced."
"FPS has taken a truly inspired approach to coating application, largely developed by listening to and understanding the needs of processors," says James Padilla, Heat and Control's director of prepared foods systems.
"For example, they have successfully integrated a vibratory conveyor and a breading applicator to create a simple, reliable, and versatile applicator and aligner for many types of coatings. The elimination of all
augers has many advantages, including the ability to coat almost all foods and to apply coatings other applicators simply can't handle.
"Their developments have reduced coating degradation, changeover time, and sanitation costs in several different segments of the food industry. Heat and Control is committed to providing the best single source service to our customers. Our partnership with FPS will ensure our customers get the world's best coating applicators."