A History of Serving Your Evaporation Needs
aloris Engineering, LLC was founded in 2006 by industry innovator Artur Zimmer and a team of uniquely qualified individuals who had been actively involved in the evaporation and drying fields for decades. From this core group has grown the nation’s leader in evaporation and other thermal processing technologies.
hile Caloris Engineering is young and vibrant as a company, we have centuries of experience either directly employed or exclusively sub-contracted.
riginally specialists in the design of evaporation process systems to meet the exacting requirements of the food and dairy industries, the Caloris team offers substantial experience developing systems for other industrial uses, including ethanol production and wastewater treatment, and has added membrane treatment and drying to its suite of processing solutions.
Customers Have Caught On to Caloris’s Advantages
he Caloris trajectory has been upward, to say the least. Presently in the tenth year of existence, the Caloris team has completed delivery and commissioning of a substantial number of contracts, including nine new commercial evaporator systems in 2013 alone, as well as executing the modification and upgrades of five existing evaporator systems.
ounder and President Artur Zimmer brings a wealth of professional experience to Caloris, having carved out a high-profile career, first as a process engineer, then as a top manager with the nation’s leading evaporator and dryer companies serving the food, dairy and chemical industries. In 1994, he established the Zimmer Corporation, which was acquired in 2000 by the Carlisle Companies and now is part of the international Tetra Pak Group.
hroughout his career Art has excelled in attracting highly competent and dedicated professionals, many of whom have reconvened at Caloris. Over time, he has been able to transfer his wealth of sales, process engineering, project management and business management knowledge to Caloris’ more than thirty employees and independent associates, who have grown into a high-functioning team.
n 2014, Caloris entered into a strategic partnership with 3A Ventures of Minneapolis, and Jim Peterson joined the company as president. The strategic partnership has allowed the company to expand its capabilities and product offerings. Caloris officially established a presence in California in 2015, with the opening of an office in Modesto. The company marks 10 years in business in 2016.
elow are milestone technical highlights and pioneering process systems that mark the evolution of Caloris. All of these systems are still operating to the satisfaction of the customers and are available as references upon request.
2007: Rescuing a Tomato Harvest
Caloris resolved an emergency at a tomato pressing processing plant by configuring an evaporator for tomato peeling caustic from used equipment. The thermal evaporation system started up successfully just in time for the tomato harvest, three months from project initiation.
2008: The World’s Largest and Most Steam-Efficient Grape Juice Evaporator
Caloris redesigned and modified a 7-Effect grape juice evaporator to become the world’s largest and most steam-efficient.
2010: The World’s Largest Multipurpose Dairy Evaporator and…
After designing and build the world’s largest multipurpose dairy evaporator (Quadruple Turbofan MVR, heating four evaporators, with 100% turbofan back-up capacity), Caloris launched development of a High Viscosity/High Volume Atomizer (HVA) for spray drying super-high concentrated products.
2011: Enter the Mobile Evaporator and Concentrix
The CALORIS AGILIX™ mobile evaporator for the natural gas and oil industries was successfully designed and a commercial prototype completed in 2011 and then licensed to a Fortune 10 company in 2012. We also successfully completed the prototype of the CALORIS CONCENTRIX® evaporator, immediately resulting in orders.
2012: More “Largests,” More “Firsts,” and a “Mini”
Caloris designed and built the world’s largest MVR evaporator for grape juice
and the world’s first single calandria turbofan MVR unit for skim milk, concentrating the product to dryer feed concentration in one calandria, in all MVR mode.
Caloris built the first two CALORIS DFC® systems
Launched the CALORIS CUBIX® compact mini MVR evaporator program and rolled out the prototype. Additionally, Caloris added many innovative initiatives to include optimization of evaporation and distillation processes in the ethanol industry, zero discharge solutions for saline cheese whey, as well as high viscosity drying of certain products.
Launched the CALORIS FLEXMODE® modular steam-heated evaporator
2013: Bigger Success Stories
Caloris successfully installed and commissioned the largest CALORIS CONCENTRIX® MVR evaporator to-date at a dairy processor.
2014: Success in Compact Packages
Caloris installed and commissioned the first CALORIS FLEXMODE® modular evaporator.
Installed and commissioned the first CALORIS CONCENTRIX® MVR evaporator for a wastewater application
2015: Bringing Membranes into the Fold
Caloris launched its new membrane filtration systems.
2016: Milk Powder Innovation and Concentrix Recognition
Caloris successfully delivered the first Caloris low-spore process for high-quality low-spore milk powders.
Caloris and Honda Precision Parts of Georgia (HPPG) recognized as a Top Project for 2016 by Water & Wastes Digest for the installation of a CALORIS CONCENTRIX® at the HPPG plant in Tallapoosa, Ga.
2017: Community Impact
Caloris Engineering receives a Community Impact Award from the Talbot County Office of Economic Development and Tourism, as well as citations from our Congressional delegation and the Maryland General Assembly.
2018: Breakthrough Award
Caloris Engineering LLC and Lone Star Dairy Products (LSDP) received the 2018 American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI) Breakthrough Award for Dairy Ingredient Innovation at the 2018 ADPI Annual Conference for implementation of the Caloris Low-Spore Powder Production Process.
2019: Low-Spore, Vapor Separator Patents & Acquisition of Seitz Stainless
Caloris acquired equipment fabricator Seitz Stainless of Avon, Minn., in-house manufacturing to Caloris’ suite of capabilities.
Caloris received U.S. Patent No. 10,258,899 for the vapor separator integration on the CALORIS AGILIX™ Mobile Evaporator.