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Krones / Sander Hansen Shield Pasteurizer Copies Industry Front Runner Barry-Wehmiller Model H Pasteurizer

Monday, August 10, 2009

Attempting to bring back the Sander-Hansen name and giving credit to Sander-Hansen's Replacement in the market - Barry-Wehmiller. Krones has recently unveiled it's new design of pasteurizer; First the Sander-Hansen Channel, Krones - Shark, now the Sander Hansen Shield.

For nearly 100 years, Barry-Wehmiller has never separated from it's core beliefs of a heavily built structure and ease of maintenance access, and a consistent process in the PU control. Evidence of the Barry-Wehmiller design are evident throughout the new machine:
  • External Regenerative Piping giving access to all three sides of the machine
  • Open Architecture Infeed and Discharge Conveyors with adjustable Widths
  • Full Height Access Doors

The Deck Heights are still much higher than required which in many cases costs additional dollars in conveyor and conveyor control to get into and out of the pasteurizer. The marathon belt is still to be proven in the long run, and the machines control is still in a costly PC based based system that requires factory intervention to modify. The machine is a step in the right direction following the Shark pasteurizer and Sander-Hansen Channel Pasteurizer, both machines were arguably light-weighted to the point where many customers complained of machine life issues. While still not as cutting edge as the competition, the machine is a sign that Krones is responding to the loss of many major North American Brewery customers.


Michael Tiede said...

Pro Engineering and Manufacturing really helped bring these machines up to speed. After they refurbished our existing SH & Barry Wehmiller machines we were experiencing drastic energy savings and less maintenance. I would strongly recommend looking into these guys if you are looking for the most cutting edge pasteurizing solutions.

November 5, 2009 at 2:46 PM
Paul Brodie said...

We at Yatala Brewery in Queensland Australia are looking to replace our old BW past with a new on and I was wondering if you have any energy number comparisons between SH and BW

my email is

November 9, 2009 at 9:32 PM
Unknown said...

I wish to inquire on one certain pasteurizer I came across, Year of Man. 1996, Type: PD-4WT-333-27, it does not have a cooling tower its used to pasteurize bottled beer. Would it be by design such that a cooling tower was not incorporated or it might have the customers request not to have a cooling tower in place?

November 3, 2015 at 8:52 AM

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