A Smokehouse You’ve Got to ‘Meat’
Let’s take bacon, for example. The beloved breakfast staple is more popular than ever, and experts suggest that the global bacon and ham market will grow at a CAGR of 3.8% through 2028. To streamline production and improve yields, manufacturers are eyeing automated systems that can help them do more with less.
First off, it’s fast. Able to process continuously, the Protech Automated Spiral Cooking, Smoking, Freezing System cooks and freezes 8,800 pounds of product per hour, making the system ideal for meat processors who want to boost production capabilities and product quality, improve yields, and optimize labor.
“Typically, bacon operations are manual and can require up to 40-plus employees to operate,” said John Bobak, founder and CEO of BAK Food Equipment, the exclusive distributor of the Protech system in the United States. “But our automated system takes just two people to fully operate.”
Reliable output is a major benefit of the Protech system, and it accomplishes consistency by ensuring that every piece of product enters and exits the oven in the same position and at the same temperature, which is monitored and controlled throughout the cooking, smoking, and freezing processes.