Canadian Packaging

Let’s Taco About It

Major food processor receives a special delivery of state-of-the-art high volume taco line system


December 5, 2019
Canadian Packaging

No one knows better than integrated food processing and packaging solutions manufacturer Heat and Control that Taco Tuesday remains incomplete without the perfectly made taco.

From their Hayward, CA-based factory, Heat and Control recently distributed a comprehensive high-volume taco line system that is capable of producing up to 30,000 taco shells an hour to a large international taco shell company.

The taco shell company, who has been a long time customer and supporter, naturally reached out to Heat and Control for the additional line, as they were impressed by the system’s gargantuan capacity, superior quality, and responsive customer support.

At the core, the system includes: the Model S Sheeter, Model TO Tortilla Oven, and Taco Shell Fryer.

Model S Sheeter

The Model S Sheeter allows you to produce consistently uniform corn tortillas or tortilla chips without continual adjustment.

The Sheeter’s twin cylindrical rollers are able to produce a more uniform dough sheet, and the pneumatic cylinders help to uphold precise stripping wire tension for longer service.

In addition, the Sheeter is also self-powered thanks to its own self-contained variable speed drives.

The Model S Sheeter is available in capacities to 8,000 dozen per hour of tortillas or alternatively 4,500 pounds per hour of finished tortilla chips. 

Model TO Tortilla Oven

The high capacity single-pass Tortilla Oven uses less fuel due to the fully insulated casing containing heat more efficiently, with the highest product-to-fuel ration in the industry.

A three-pass model is standard and can process 8,000 dozen per hour of tortillas or 4,500 pounds per hour of finished tortilla chips.

Model TF Taco Fryer

The Taco Fryer’s unique and patented method folds and fries tortillas into taco shells in one continuous motion, increasing production dramatically over intermittent motion fryers.

The fryer consistently precisely folds tortillas to create even-sided taco shells, dramatically reducing rejects.

In addition, the very low oil volume in the system means faster oil turnover and reduced free fatty acid levels, which gives consumers a much more delicious, fresher taco shell with a longer shelf-life.

The Total System
The Taco-Form System is fully automatic and features a rugged, all stainless steel construction.

The automatic fryer loading system and finished product take-away are standard.

The Taco-Form System delivers superior taco shells at high volume with lower rejects.

The efficient modulating gas-fired burner systems lower operating costs, reduces downtime, and gives precise temperature control, resulting in uniform color and moisture in the finished product.

A variety of external heat exchangers are available.

Rigorous, round-the-clock, trouble-free production with low maintenance requirements.

Complete Systems
Heat and Control builds food processing and product handling equipment for the food industry, and it can also integrate complete lines and systems, including equipment for unloading, washing, storing, seasoning, coating, cooking, frying, roasting, conveying, weighing, inspecting, and packaging, all supported by post-sale service and technical support.






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