Choosing the Best Dairy Processing Equipment for Your Needs

The dairy industry processes all types of cow milk-based products, like cream, butter, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, and pasteurized and non-pasteurized milk. Like other food processing systems, dairy processing equipment must meet strict safety and sanitation regulations. Regardless of the type of dairy product you produce, you must use compliant equipment to fully optimize processing…

All You Need to Know: Vat Pasteurization

Many types of consumable products require sterilization to ensure safety or enhance shelf life. To accomplish this, one of several types of pasteurization is performed to kill bacteria. Vat pasteurization is a common method of treating milk and dairy products. If you’ve ever wondered, “What is pasteurization?” or “How does pasteurization work?” this blog will…

Homogenizers 101: Types & Applications

Homogenization is a useful technique for a wide variety of applications, including emulsification, particle size reduction, and more. This process can be performed using numerous types of homogenizer technologies, so it’s important to understand the various options to ensure you select the best homogenizer for your needs. What Is a Homogenizer? A homogenizer is a…

Choosing the Best Tank Agitator for Your Application

At Highland Equipment, we specialize in providing clients with high-quality sanitary process equipment that’s the right fit for their business’s needs. We design, provide, and install systems that possess diverse capabilities and consistently surpass industry standards. Our design and production team can create skidded systems, complex pressure vessels, and customized tanks and equipment for businesses…

Types, Uses, and Applications of Tanks & Vessels

Pressure tanks and vessels come in various shapes and sizes and are designed to hold gases, vapors, and liquids at high pressures, usually above 15 PSIG. Storage tanks hold various liquids. Each type of tank has a unique set of properties and applications, but all play an important role in the safe and efficient operation…

Positive Displacement Pumps vs. Centrifugal Pumps vs. High-Pressure Pumps

Many industries rely on pumps for their daily operations, including the dairy, brewing, food processing, beverage manufacturing, and personal care industries. Highland Equipment supplies various hygienic pumps for a wide range of applications. In this blog, we’ll take a detailed look at positive displacement, centrifugal, and high-pressure pumps, including their suitability for certain processing applications.…

A Guide to Stainless Steel Tank Fabrication

Highland Equipment has been building unmatched stainless steel tanks and equipment for various sanitary process applications since 1973. As the leading provider of sanitary process equipment, Highland Equipment has the tools and experience needed for various tank projects, from one-tank requirements, complex pressure vessels, skidded systems, and custom equipment to a host of customized tank…

Considerations for the Custom Sales and Consultation Process

For nearly 50 years, Highland Equipment Inc. has provided stainless steel design and installation of sanitary process equipment for clients in a range of industries, including pharmaceutical, food and beverage, cannabis, cosmetics, brewing, and more. From complex pressure vessels to skidded systems and a variety of customized tanks and equipment, we approach each project with…

Aseptic Mixing Tanks: Applications & Considerations

Aseptic mixing tanks help keep contents consistently free from contaminants using either a nitrogen barrier or highly pressurized air to maintain a sterile environment. Highland Equipment provides aseptic tanks tailored to the specific needs of your application. In this blog post, we’ll review some of the primary industries that use aseptic tanks, as well as…

Electropolishing vs Passivation

Electropolishing vs. Passivation of Stainless Steel

The aesthetics or physical properties of metal may often see improvement by the application of various finishing techniques. For example, in custom metal basket applications, applying an appropriate finish will impact the functionality of the basket as much as the base material does. Two of the most popular finishing methods used for stainless steel include…