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Autoclave for sterilisation

SCHOLZ supplies the food and pet food industry after the acquisition of the well-known manufacturer LUBECA. In these autoclaves for sterilisation or pasteurisation of canned food, glasses, soft packaging or also ready meals, their thermal treatment takes place under counter pressure. As standard, product-loaded baskets or special pallets are placed in the autoclave. Thanks to our experience and the reliable quality of our products, we can give our customers the assurance that their food production will be both efficient and trouble-free, which is primarily due to the excellent heat distribution of our sterilization autoclaves. 

Usual procedures are:

  • Shower-Water-Autoclave
  • Full-Water-Autoclave
  • Steam-Air-Autoclave
  • Spray-Autoclave


Precise heat distribution ensures your quality.

We place the highest value on preserving the natural quality of your products. Our autoclaves are specially designed to ensure gentle product sterilization, whether for meat and sausage products, cereals, spices, cheese, vegetables, fish, mushroom substrates or cat food. 

All systems can additionally be equipped with a rotary drum to continuously rotate the loaded feeding baskets during the process. An additional quick closing door enables transit operation in passage. Sliding doors and chain transport systems enable automatic operation of the lines.

Steam is used to heat the units. Water is used for cooling. Heating and cooling is usually done indirectly. The heat exchangers used for this purpose enable energetically favourable condensate recirculation and/or further utilisation of the waste heat. Indirect cooling by means of a cold water pump and/or heating via hot water heaters is not optimal, but still possible.

Technical parameters

  • Material: steel / stainless steel
  • Capacity: 1-12 cage pitches
  • Options: Rails, roller conveyors, chain conveyors
  • Further application: sterilisation of e.g. mushroom substrate
until 6 bar
until 165 °C
Feeding diameter: 400 mm - 2.000 mm


Advantages of sterilisation autoclaves

  • Decades of experience
  • Automatic processes with powerful industrial controls
  • Freely programmable recipe management
  • Batch tracking
  • Simple operation
  • Good processing
  • High operational reliability
  • Low maintenance
  • Energy optimisation
  • Optimised heat distribution
  • Flexible adaptation to external interfaces
  • Adaptation to the respective product
  • Short batch times and changeovers
  • Long spare parts availability
  • Competent cooperation with suppliers of other trades
  • Worldwide delivery possibilities
  • FAT possible under real conditions

Technical details

Sterilisierungsanlage der Firma Scholz Maschinenbau


Many producer rely on our consulting expertise and the quality of our products. We are a manufacturer of autoclaves for energy-optimised sterilisation of your food.



  • Process stability
  • Low energy consumption 
  • Even heat distribution 
  • Compact design 
  • Cascading shower system 
  • Product-friendly, cost-efficient, environment-friendly 
  • Low-maintenance as there are no moving parts 
  • High power density for rapid heating and cooling 
  • Capacity: 1 - 12 cages


  • Proven technology 
  • Even and gentle cooling of the products 
  • Short heating-up time due to energy reserve in the hot water storage tank 
  • System for all requirements 
  • Oxygen-free treatment 
  • Heat transfer into the product from all sides 
  • Relief of the packaging due to uplift 
  • Capacity: 1 – 8 cages


  • Innovation in heat treatment 
  • Minimal energy consumption 
  • Process with highest water savings 
  • Perfect for new types of packaging 
  • Process was invented by our subsidiary Lagarde 
  • Can be combined with shower-water process 
  • Excellent heat homogeneity 
  • Capacity: 1 – 12 cages or pallets


  • Compact design 
  • Combination system 
  • Perfect for laboratory use 
  • Capacity: according to customer requirements


  • One of the most effective methods of sterilising cultivation substrates e. g. for mushrooms 
  • Uniform steam distribution 
  • Proven and maintenance-friendly design for excellent longevity and reliability 
  • For killing a wide range of microorganisms, including bacteria and mould 
  • Efficient process control 
  • Plug & play autoclave 
  • Transit operation with 2 closures possible 
  • Capacity: according to customer requirements


  • Can be combined with steam-air process
  • Water-saving 
  • Water atomisation 
  • Capacity: 1 – 8 cages

We are looking forward to your Enquiry!

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