Research, Development and Innovation
Improvements in manufacturing procedures and new applications
SACOME R+D+i Department does a constant research to improve our manufacturing processes, with the aim to offer an optimal quality at a low price for all our range of products.
Our R+D+i staff takes continous efforts for the development of new applications and design procedures, and this places our company at the forefront solving new processing scenarios and facing potential challenges.
As a result of our innovative character, SACOME is continuous developing original designs for all kinds of applications. Our R+D+i contribution to the heat exchange sector, through the course of our business that started in the year 1978, includes contributions in the design and manufacturing of heat exchangers, expansion joints, process systems and pressure vessels.
In the area of Food Processing Plants and Pressure Vessels, our main feature is the search of innovative solutions compared to the difficulties coming from the processing of food products. Among our contributions, we should point out the main SACOME R+D+i projects.
Research, Development and Innovation main projects
During the year 2000, our R+D+i Department developed an innovative infusion system intended for the fruit juice heat treatment, allowing a very fast heat treatment by means of direct contact between the juice stream and sanitary steam.
In 2003 SACOME supplied its first state-of-the-art tank for the cooking of porridge / rice with milk, including an external steam jacket and special agitation blades to avoid the sticking of the product to the internal walls of the vessel. This innovative cooking tank equipment allowed the client to do the cooking of the product in a continuous way, instead of a batch process as it was previously done.
During the year 2005, SACOME designed and manufactured a fruit juices processing plant that included in its scope of supply an innovative deareation system for the removal of air and a recovery system of aromas and flavours.
New agitator with rotating blades
In 2009 SACOME designed and manufactured a food processing plant for the heat treatment of meat, including a tank with an innovative rotating blades agitation system, specially designed for the processing of guts and viscera and other meat residues.
Check our case study of revalorization of meat waste where we apply our own rotating blades agitation system. This project was a complete success for our team, being this system running at full capacity nowadays.
Corrugation Tube Technology
SACOME, as specialist designer and manufacturer of Tubular Heat Exchangers has developed its own Corrugation Technology in order to optimise the heat transfer and performance.
In case you are interested in corrugated tube in heat exchangers, we recommend you to check our Technical Documentation Section. You can find our technical article in relation to corrugated tube heat exchangers.
Adaptation of Hydraulic Forming Presses
SACOME adapted different presses for the manufacturing of bellows for a range of diameters between DN25 to DN3000 by means of hydraulic forming. In 2002, SACOME developed a great R+D+i project for the design and manufacturing of a device based on the mechanical forming, whose construction has allowed our company to extend our scope of supply and reduce the manufacturing cost of our metal expansion joints.