ScanTech Sciences Inc.'s first Electronic Cold-Pasteurization Center is slated to open and be operational in late spring 2018. The initial phase of construction, which involved transforming an existing 100,000-square-foot warehouse into a temperature controlled cross-dock facility, is nearing completion.The Rio Grande Valley Electronic Cold-Pasteurization Center will treat produce traveling to and from the United States and Mexico, serving growers, packers, distributors and retailers across the supply chain.
ScanTech Sciences is integrating cold chain best practices with cutting-edge technology for yard management, dock scheduling, conveyor control automation, handling, storage, and finishing to be able to safely and efficiently process 30 pallet loads at the case level in less than 40 minutes. The facility manages five temperature zones with high density push-back racking system to accurately store product in proper cold chain requirements. The pallets moving through the facility are managed by voice-commands to allow for faster loading, storage, retrieval and finishing services for efficient through-put. In addition, there is over a mile of conveyance to effectively move product through the treatment facility enabling processing of 120-160 cases per minute with proper and efficient sortation while maintaining low vibration and a low grade pitch throughout the system.
“ScanTech Sciences is going to lead the food industry in a new era of pest sterilization, pathogen reduction and shelf life extension for produce,” says Randy Main, general manager. “We are going to make a significant impact in the realm of food safety, and I am truly honored to be a part of that.”
ScanTech Sciences will provide its advanced Electronic Cold-Pasteurization treatment as part of an integrated program that includes logistics services, such as expediting border crossing and USDA processes, product traceability, smart palletizing, and information services, such as document management and shipment visibility. The company is currently hiring for more than 150 positions for its Rio Grande Valley ECP Center.