Food Processing Laboratory


  • Campus

    Gnanagangothri Campus
  • Used By

    Students, Faculty / Staff, Research
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Details

The Food Processing Laboratory is envisioned as a space where creative ideas and concepts are brought to life. The Lab was established to assist and support researchers, food producers, processors, marketers, and entrepreneurs. It is designed and equipped to help develop new products, and to improve upon and promote existing ones. 

The skilled practitioners who manage the Lab offer guidance to everyone — from food entrepreneurs who are just beginning their journey to established companies with years of experience. Customers and collaborators are guided through all phases of product development — beginning with the concept phase through the product development, processing, packaging, and storage.

Department: Department of Food Technology

Particulars of the Facility

TOTAL AREA OF THE LAB: 1300 sq ft

Salient Features
Sl. NoName of the FacilitySpecificationsQuantity
1Rice milling equipmentA grain India, Rubber roll dehusker, Lab Model, Capacity: 15kg/​h1
2Size reduction equipmentCentrotech, Cereals flour mill, Lab model, Capacity: 10kg/​h1
3Oil extraction machineScrew press, lab model, Capacity: 10 – 15kg/​h1
4Tray drying unitIso Tech, Automated dryer with RH, temperature sensor, data logger with computer1
5Freeze drying unitBio Lab, Simultaneous drying of solid and liquid foods, data logger with computer1
6Environmental ChamberTrans Cal, Testing packaging material properties and food shelf life1
7Deep frying unitsGVD, Developing deep fried products2
8Baking OvensBosch, Preparing cakes, cookies, bread etc.2
9Microwave OvensBosch, Preparing food products and for thermal treatment2
10Induction stovesPrestige, For new Food product development16
11Cooking facilityTable tops, exhaust chimneys, hood, lighting etc.10
12Baked products preparation toolsTrays, bowls, spatulas, moulds, measuring tools etc.5 set
13Rice grading machineGrading of rice based on size1
14Disc bowl cream separatorMilk Tech Engineers, Separate cream from milk, Lab model1
15Digital weighing scalesNihar, Precision balance, 0.001g to 0.1g3
16Mixing and grinding equipmentsPrestige, For wet and dry food size reduction2
17Rotary Vacuum EvaporatorHanshin Scientific Co. Ltd, HS-2005V, Separation of liquids1
18Rotational ViscometerLabman Scientific Instrument LMDV-60, Testing viscosity of liquid foods1
19Seive shaking systemVigyan Enterprise VE-149, Table top, Determine particle size distribution in a mixture1
20RefrigeratorsLG, For storage of raw and processed products2
21Deep freezerBlue Star, For storage of samples, deep freezing of food etc1
22Food Texture Analysis systemFor estimation of food textural properties1
23Force Testing systemIEICOS, IEI-FTM-1000kg SL. No. 171860, For estimation of food packaging material properties1
24Milk adulteration testing kitDetermine adulteration2
25Infrared moisture meterRapid measurement of moisture content1
26Vacuum packaging machineHightech Pack, Packaging of products, 250g to 3kg capacity pouches1
27Tray sealing machineHightech Pack, Sealing of food trays1
28Cup sealing machineHightech Pack, Sealing of liquid food cups1
29Continuous band sealing machineHightech Pack, Sealing of plastic pouches, variables temperature setting1
30Computers with broadband internetDell, Core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD. High speed internet for Live streaming4
31LCD projector with screenLCD projector with screen1
32Hand Sealing MachineHightech Pack, 12″ seal, For sealing food pouches1
33Cooking tools & utensilsPans, cookware set, graters, cutters etc.5 set
34Hand RefractometerTSS estimations2
35Food properties testing equipmentsVerniers, screw gauges, densities, porosity testing kits etc.5 each