The Think Tank: Industrial Blog & Processing Equipment Resources

Whether you’re a dairy farmer, an industrial worker, the head of a processing plant, or just someone who’s interested in buying used equipment – you’ve come to the right place! The experts at Zwirner Equipment have decades of experience selling new and used processing equipment and providing industrial equipment services. Our resource section is here to provide you with our expertise and keep you up-to-date on everything relating to stainless steel equipment, dairy and food processing, industry trends, and much more!

Types of Pasteurization

What Is Pasteurization? Pasteurization is the process in which all disease producing bacteria is destroyed from a food or a liquid, as well as 90-99 percent of all other bacteria that may affect product quality. Pasteurization works to kill bacteria with high heat, helping reduce the transmission of diseases such as typhoid fever, tuberculosis, scarlet […]

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How To Choose The Right Tank For Your Application

One of the most common questions we get at Zwirner Equipment is “which tank do I need?” To help answer this question for our customers, we will break down the different questions that need answered to determine which tank is the right tank for your processing needs. We will touch on the space and shape […]

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Benefits of Epoxy Coating For Metal

What Is Epoxy Coating? Epoxy coating is a thick, protective material used to preserve carbon steel tanks from any exterior deterioration. Although Zwirner Equipment uses epoxy coating for carbon steel tanks, it is well known to be used for industrial concrete floors because of its extreme durability. How Is Epoxy Coating Made? Epoxy is created […]

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What is a Plate Heat Exchanger?

Plate heat exchangers are used for transferring heat between two fluids. They work by covering the fluids with metal plates. This feature helps in the transfer of heat and provides a high temperature response. Plate heat exchangers are commonly used in combination boilers. The high heat transfer efficiency of a small plate heat exchanger has […]

What is a Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger?

A shell and tube heat exchanger is a type of heat exchanger that works by having a set of tubes inside a vessel that’s designed to collect and transfer heat between two fluids. Both the shell and the tubes are designed to work together to provide heat. Application Two fluids, which are separated by their […]

What is a Double Tube Heat Exchanger?

Heat exchangers are devices that transfer heat between two streams of liquid or gas without mixing them. They are known to work by creating a gap between the streams and a physical barrier. A double pipe heat exchanger is a type of heat exchanger that works by using two pipes to carry out its work. […]

Should Your Business Invest in Used Stainless Steel Equipment?

When you’re running a business, knowing when to invest in new equipment can be a challenge. You have to decide what your budget is, how to incorporate the equipment into your process and where you’re going to buy it from. There’s one more consideration that you have to take into account: Should you invest in […]

How to Pick the Best Heat Exchanger for Your Brewery

Beer brewing is a one-thousand-year-old tradition that got its start in Ancient Egypt. Now, there’s roughly 8,200 craft breweries in the United States alone. Most people can tell you their favorite breweries without even thinking about it. But what many people don’t realize is the amount of energy and heat it takes to create their […]

The Differences Between Dairy vs. Non-Dairy Milk

Did you know the United States produces around 217.5 billion pounds of milk each year? Many of the products we all love, like lattes and pancake breakfasts, use dairy milk. In recent years, though, dairy milk has had to make room for alternatives. Now when you order a latte, you have non-dairy choices like almond, […]

Why Should Your Business Use Stainless Steel Tanks?

Whether you run a brewery, are in the food processing business or part of the dairy industry, quality equipment is the backbone of your operation. However, it can be a challenge to decide what type of equipment is the best fit for your production process. While cement tanks have been the stable of the manufacturing […]

Why Your Business Should Consider Snack Food Production

From pretzels to chips and nuts, there doesn’t seem to be an end to snack food options available for consumers to purchase and enjoy. After all, everyone is guilty of enjoying their favorite snack in-between meals. And as a food processor, you may have been tempted to get into the snack food business once or […]

Why Choose Stainless Steel Dairy Equipment

If you’re in the dairy business, you know there’s no shortage of competition. After all, the demand for dairy products has been steadily rising. In the dairy industry, you need to capitalize on every advantage you can get your hands on. Many companies try to look for ways to experiment with the taste of their […]

Dairy Equipment and Manufacturing FAQ

At Zwirner Equipment, we specialize in helping dairy manufacturers find the right equipment to meet their needs. With decades of experience under our belts, we’ve heard our fair share of questions when it comes to the dairy industry. And since the demand for dairy products is growing, we’d like to share our experience. Whether you’re […]

The Difference Between Milk Pasteurization and Homogenization

The coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic has forced many of us make a lot of adjustments in our daily lives. One of the easiest changes to spot is actually in your local grocery store where essential products like milk and eggs are in high demand. In fact, some stores have even placed limits on the amount you […]

How To Stay on Top of Dairy Equipment Maintenance

Have you or someone you know gone too long without getting an oil change? Although it can be a little bit of a hassle, getting your oiled changed saves you from major headaches down the road. The same principle is true for dairy equipment. Staying on top of all your dairy equipment maintenance needs helps […]

3 Ways Food Processors Can Keep Up With Demand During COVID-19 Pandemic

In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19), stay at home orders and social distancing have become the new normal. It’s no surprise that the COVID-19 epidemic is having an impact on industries all throughout the country. But food processing has seen a huge surge in demand over the past few months. Grocery stores are seeing […]

How New Technology in the Brewing Industry Can Keep Your Business Competitive

Looking back when the brewing industry first began, one thing is certain: We’ve come a long way. As the breweries become more popular throughout the country, more businesses need to find new ways to stay competitive. Advancements in brewery technology is one of the ways breweries can streamline their process and become more profitable. The […]

Can Sugar Alternatives Increase Demand for Food Processing Products?

Over the years, sugar has crept closer to being public enemy number one. And when you think about it, that’s not really a surprise. After all, the overload of sugar in our food and drinks has been linked to the obesity crisis in America. As a result, more and more consumers in the U.S. are […]

4 Factors To Consider With Used Dairy Equipment For Sale

The dairy industry seems to be getting more competitive by the day. For many small and medium sized dairy manufacturers, buying used milk processing equipment can help them stay relevant. It’s a great way to keep up with demand in a cost-efficient way. While the idea is simple, sometimes buying used equipment can be quite […]

Should Your Brewery Start a Seasonal Beer Program?

Take a minute to think. How many seasonal beers do you see every year during the holiday season? It seems like the number just continues to grow and grow. This is because these inspired flavors often rekindle memories of the fall and winter seasons for whoever indulges in them. But regardless of the emotions they […]

4 Things to Know About Plant-Based Meat Production

There’s no question that plant-based meat has become more and more popular over the last couple years. From fast food restaurants to your local grocery store, the demand keeps going up. As a result, plant-based protein is one of the hottest raw materials in food processing. For decades, scientists have been working on ways to […]

4 Myths About Milk Homogenization

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average American drinks roughly 18 gallons of milk per year. Milk consumption has been high, which is part of the reason why homogenization was invented. The homogenization of milk consists of breaking down the fat molecules, so they are less likely to separate. This process used by […]

How Your Brewery Can Reduce and Recycle Waste

While breweries are often opened out of the passion for the craft, like any business, they need to be profitable. That’s why breweries need a competitive advantage to separate themselves from a saturated marketplace. In fact, according to recent data, the number of breweries in the U.S. passed 7,000 back in December of 2018. How […]

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