Thermal Processing



Since ALKAR’s beginning in the 1950s, installations have grown to nearly 400 continuous systems and 6,000 batch units.  Unwavering dedication to customer support, engineering and manufacture of custom thermal processing solutions paved ALKAR’s way to its present position as industry leader in the meat/protein thermal processing segment.

  • Continuous Systems
  • Batch Ovens (Standard, High Temperature, Fermentation)
  • Chillers (Air, Brine, Glycol) 
  • Pasteurization
  • Drying Rooms
  • Controls
  • Smoke Generators
  • Renovations

Continuous Processing Systems

ALKAR offers the world’s most extensive line of Continuous Thermal Meat Processing Systems for cooking, smoking, chilling and pasteurization.

  • J-CON - Hot dog and small diameter sausage.
  • PURE LINK - Co-extruded and edible casing sausage.
  • SERPENTINE - Luncheon meats, turkey breasts and roast beef pasteurization.
  • IN-LINE - Hot dog and small diameter sausage.
  • CYCLONE - Linear belt ovens.
  • MONORAIL and MULTI-PRODUCT systems for any thermal process. 

Batch Oven & Chilling Systems

ALKAR batch systems offer a full range of configurations and capabilities from 500 to 50,000 lbs. capacity, direct or indirect gas heat, steam coil heating, hot oil, high temperature (500° F / 260° C), BBQ, fermentation, cold smoking, etc.  Choose between high performance air or brine (recirculated liquid) chilling.


ALKAR provides continuous and batch pasteurization systems for surface (3-5 mm depth) or deep (core) product applications. Post-pasteurization chilling units reduce temperatures for storage.


ALKAR’s control systems utilize data collection and product tracking, providing information necessary to comply with HACCP and other regulatory requirements.  ALKAR’s wireless temperature probes track internal and environmental temperatures throughout the process.

Renovation & Auxiliary Equipment

ALKAR provides renovations and updates to even its earliest systems.  Many systems are operating beyond 40 years.  ALKAR provides a wide range of ancillary equipment:

  • Material Handling:  trucks, trees, cages, racks.
  • Conveyors: chain, belts, overhead rail.
  • Smoke Generators
  • APC (Air Pollution Control)
  • Control devices: PLC’s and computers.
  • Replacement Parts

Alkar Training Information

Alkar offers maintenance and operator training regularly. The planned training dates for 2018 are:

February 7-8
June 13-14
October 10-11 CLASS FULL

Download information on the training sessions here.

Download the registration form.




Main Phone:  +1 608 592-3211
Main Fax:  +1 608 592-4039

Parts Phone: +1 608 592-6176
Parts Fax:  +1 608 580-3511

Parts Sales:

932 Development Drive
Lodi, WI 53555


Alkar Oven

J-CON™ Continuous Hot Dog System

Alkar Systems

J-CON™ Loader/Buffer

Alkar Sausage Hanger

Progressive Batch Cook and Chill Systems

Alkar Wavecon

PURE LINK™ Loading

Alkar Hams

Large Batch Ovens

Alkar Hams

Serpentine Systems for Log Products