Food & Beverage

Kadant products are used in drying, flaking, mixing, blending, packaging, heating, and cooling applications in the food and beverage processing industry. New technologies in rotary unions and sealing devices, steam distribution and handling systems, water heating, and roll cleaning systems increase process efficiency, reduce energy costs, and help companies to be more sustainable in their operations.

Direct Steam Injection Heaters

A direct steam injection heater provides a cost-effective method to heat water and other fluids by injecting steam directly into the fluid. The direct injection heater is designed to handle a wide range of flow rates and deliver hot fluids at precise temperatures.


Filtration cleans process fluids, protects equipment, retrieves usable materials and helps to assist environmental compliance.  

Pressure-Powered Condensate Pumps

Pressure-powered pumps replace conventional centrifugal pumps and motors in returning hot condensate at high pressures.

Roll Cleaning Systems

Roll cleaning systems are used to remove stock accumulations, water, pitch, and filler buildup. Roll cleaning systems’ unique designs are compact and improve uptime, reducing maintenance costs.

Rotary Unions

A rotary union is a rotary sealing device that connects rotating equipment to fixed piping for the transfer of steam, water, thermal oil, coolant, hydraulic oil, air, and other media. Rotary unions can be designed with multiple passages and manage multiple media types simultaneously.

Steam Systems

Steam systems control differential steam pressure and blow-through steam across each roll to achieve the highest possible heat transfer and temperature uniformity, with increased efficiency and reduced maintenance.