P.O. Box 1120
81 Tannery Road
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Canada, B0J2C0

Tel: 902-634-8821
Toll Free: 866-634-8821
Fax: 902-634-8583
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Lobster/Crab/Shellfish Continuous-Steam Cooker

ABCO's unique continuous HEAT/HOLD cooking process was developed in association with the Federal Agriculture Research Station in Kentville, Nova Scotia. Originally developed for blanching vegetables, the patented HEAT/HOLD technology has proven to be excellent for the continuous cooking of lobster, crab and other shellfish.

ABCO continuous HEAT/HOLD cookers have been installed in numerous Atlantic Canadian processing plants and have shown the following advantages over traditional cooking methods.

AdvantagesLobster

  1. Yield Increase: Three independent tests show a possible yield increase of 7% over traditional hot water cooking.
  2. Quality Improvement: Flavour retention and meat texture is noticeably improved.
  3. Better Meat Release: Trials have indicated a better meat release which saves time and effort.
  4. Energy Savings: Energy consumption is less than one-quarter of that used by traditional hot water cooking.
  5. Effluent Reduction: During normal operation the effluent would be one quarter of that produced by typical water cookers.
  6. Immediate Start-up: The machine requires only 3 minutes preheat time, which saves time and energy.
  7. Consistency of Cook: By virtue of our patented HEAT/HOLD process, the degree of cook is much more consistent than other methods.
  8. Improved Plant Efficiency: Due to the continuous style of operation, labour requirements are significantly less as compared to the batch style.

The above advantages provide product, labour and energy savings which yield a relatively short payback on initial capital investment.


AVAILABLE IN A WIDE RANGE OF CAPACITIES
CONTINUOUS FEED CONVEYORS AND COOLERS ALSO AVAILABLE TO MAKE COMPLETE LINE


Owner references are available on request.