Lyco Opens Product Test Lab

Columbus, WI: Lyco Manufacturing has opened a food product development laboratory to assist its customers with product recipe development and machinery trials.

Commercial food processors will now have access to the most advanced technology in commercial continuous-process cooking and cooling equipment to trial their recipes, such as Lyco's Clean-Flow blancher/cooker. Clean-Flow is one of the most automated, effective and rapid clean-in-place commercial cooking systems available, making it possible for rapid changeovers and multiple production runs per day.

The new facility is designed for testing continuous-process blanching, cooking, pasteurizing and cooling processes. The lab can test products with hot water or direct steam, and cool with chilled water to 33° F. The lab is designed to test with full-size production machines up to 72", or simulators.

"Lyco customers from Europe, Asia and North America have come to test and perfect their products, and arrive at recipes and machinery sizes for their specific applications," says Jon Cleveland, Lyco marketing manager. "The test lab has proved to be immensely successful for them."

For more information contact Jon Cleveland, marketing manager, Lyco Manufacturing, Inc.; Phone 920-623-4152;; 115 Commercial Drive, Columbus, Wisconsin 53925;