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Multi-purpose Processing Vessel

A vital stage in the preparation of food products is the accurate addition and mixing of ingredients. The FT40 provides a 20-litre jacketed vessel, fitted with an emulsifying mixer, and incorporates heating and chilling capabilities.

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A vital stage in the preparation of a food product is the accurate addition and correct mixing of the various ingredients that make up the recipe. It is usual that heat will be required, subsequent cooling and chilling are often needed for preservation. The Armfield Multi-purpose Processing Vessel is able to carry out these actions with very small quantities of ingredients. The facilities to mix, emulsify, heat, pasteurise, incubate, cool, chill and cure are all built into this purpose-designed unit. As well as preparation of food products for further processing, the facilities allow production of finished products in batch sizes from five to 20 litres.


  • Batch size only 10-20l
  • Integral control console incorporating comprehensive instrumentation
  • Fully self-contained system in mobile cabinet
  • On-board utilities
  • Dual-purpose heating and cooling jacket
  • Stainless steel vessel
  • Heating to 85°C
  • Cooling to 1°C
  • Fitted with Silversen™ Mixer
  • Data logging facility


  • Versatile batch processing
  • Used for a variety of powder incorporations
  • Used to make oil/water emulsions
  • Can make as little as five litres


The Armfield FT40 consists of a jacketed vat, mounted within a mobile cabinet containing all the servicing utilities and necessary instrumentation.

The unit is fully self-contained with electrical heating, cooling water and chilled water circulating systems and an efficient emulsifier/mixer, which is easily raised or lowered into the vat.

A comprehensive control console, also housed in the cabinet, incorporates a chart recorder which continuously records the temperature of the vat contents. Also included on the console is a digital readout for salient temperatures and heating controls.

The vat is constructed from high-quality stainless steel, the interior having a mirror finish.


  • Preparation and curing of ice-cream mix
  • Preparation of margarine and soft-spread emulsions
  • Production of yogurt and fermented milk products
  • Batch pasteurisation
  • General heating, cooling and chilling utility

Unit Specifications

Processing vessel capacity: 20l max
Max vessel contents temperature: 85°C
Min vessel contents temperature: 0.1°C
Heating element: 2.0kW
Emulsifier unit: 0.25kW/50-6,000rpm
Emulsifier heads supplied:
  • Emulsifying
  • Disintegrating
  • High-shear
  • Axial flow
Chilled water circulator: 0.2kW compressor motor
Flow meter range: 0.3-3.0 l/min
Thermocouple sensors: Type-K
Chart recorder: 25, 300 or 600 mm/hr speed direct dotting on pressure-sensitive paper – scale 0-100°C

Optional Accessories

FT40-DTA-ALITE: Data Logging Accessory
Requires a PC (not supplied) running Windows 98 or above, with a USB port.

FT40-14 Anchor Type Agitator Accessory
For gentle mixing of viscous products.

FT40-15 Splash Guard


Electricity supply:

FT40-A: 220-240V 1ph 50Hz 2.5kW
FT40-G: 220-240V 1ph 60Hz 2.5kW

Shipping Specification

Volume: 1.3m3
Gross weight: 200kg

Overall Dimensions

Height: 1.20m
Width: 0.64m
Depth: 0.68m