APRIL™ Robotic Cooking
APRIL™ fully automates cooking operations ensuring consistent and efficient food processing by applying Parallel Food Processing and Steam Infusion Technology. This means that manufacturers can fulfil multiple recipes simultaneously without risk of contamination as each recipe is contained within separate cooking vessels. Parallel processing also optimises the use of processing equipment. As the number recipes and processing steps increases, the time-saving increases further and manufacturers will require less equipment to work at the same capacity.
What is Steam Infusion?
The APRIL Robotics Cooking Cell set up at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing, Holbeach uses OAL’s efficient Steam Infusion cooking technology as its cooking module. Steam Infusion solves many of the challenges they face every day including burn on contamination, variable product consistency and slow cooking times. Steam Infusion uses a disruptive Vaction™ Unit that sits within a cooking vessel and uses steam to heat, mix, homogenise and pump liquids with and without particulates. The advanced food processing device can heat 1,000kg of product from 15 to 90°c in 5 minutes with no burn or particulate damage. Using it with alongside our APRIL™ robotic cooking cell is the perfect combination for cooking delicious, consistent and fantastic quality food for your consumers.