About Wilevco Incorporated
Wilevco has been building and perfecting quality coating process machinery since 1955. We offer equipment used in three distinct areas: spray application of coatings, mixing of liquid batters, and chilling of liquids and slurries. Components may be used individually or combined to form a system for a specific coating process.
The Wilevco family of equipment is designed to meet stringent safety and sanitary requirements, while delivering the cost effectiveness of precise process control. Our digital control technology enables you to configure a customized system to achieve your automation goals and meet your data acquisitions needs.
Extraordinary customer service is the cornerstone of our business, and adds significant value to our advanced and reliable technology.
In 1955, recognizing that batter viscosity control is a critical control point in batter/breaded food production that has direct bearing on yield and therefore profitability, WILEVCO developed the first AUTOMATIC BATTER MIXER with viscosity control to serve the emerging batter/breaded fish stick industry.
In 1968, the WILEVCO CRYOLATOR®, a vertical swept surface heat exchanger, was designed specifically for batter chilling because of food safety concerns and other important benefits of temperature control. The CRYOLATOR® delivers unparalleled performance in liquid temperature control through the full range of batter viscosities and has been successfully utilized in a variety of other temperature transfer applications including liquid process chilling of slurries, sauces and gravies.
In 2002, WILEVCO introduced the revolutionary Rotary Atomization SPRAY APPLICATOR that will uniformly and precisely apply coatings of all types and viscosities to products at very high belt speeds. Utilizing unique, patented spinning disc technology, this non-nozzle method of supplying coating material to the disc eliminates clogging or dripping, either with or without particulate. The WILVECO SPRAY APPLICATOR will apply a wide range of coatings – from very light barrier coatings and glazes, to sauces with particulate, to extremely viscous leavened batters – proving its great versatility. Its inherent capital equipment economy will offer any processor precise control over its coating process increasing yield and significantly reducing costly waste.
Wilevco has grown within the food industry, in scope and sophistication, to include the baking, chicken processing, deli meat, fish processing, fruit and vegetable, meat processing, pet food, potato processing, snack food industries.
Wilevco in the news...
"Wilevco's machine delivers the precision inherent to sprayed-on coatings. Current methods, such as dipping or showering and then blowing off excess coating are problematic and expensive."
Magazine: MEAT International 2004 Vol. 14 No. 2
Article Title: "A variety of machines for a variety of purposes" by Jaime Lujan-Zilbermann
Our active research and development programs, open communications with our customers, and extensive experience in addressing production problems as they surface, ensure Wilevco's continued position as the innovator of state-of-the-art batter mixing systems and process chilling systems.
WILEVCO uses environmentally green processes throughout our manufacturing facility.
- To manufacture equipment that gives our customers precise, repeatable results with significant cost savings.
- To build rugged, durable equipment that is easy to operate, clean and maintain.
- To provide extraordinary customer service and support before AND after the sale.
- To constantly improve technology through active research and development as well as open communication with our customers.