Hinds-Bock Tripple Walled Heater Agitation Hopper

With the passage of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), it enacts some of the most sweeping reforms to U.S. food safety laws in more than 70 years.

The FDA requires very tight temperature tolerances. Especially for tomato based products like salsas, ketchup, barbecue sauces and some Asian sauces. To meet these new regulations, Hinds-Bock Corp. developed a triple walled heated agitated hopper. Heated oil is circulated between the inner and center walls, and with insulation between the center and outer walls, the desired temperature is maintained. The hopper cover also aids in maintaining and controlling temperatures. The gentle variable speed agitator decreases hot and cold spots.

Optional Add-ons:
o Hinds-Bock can supply complete heated systems. Heated blending tanks, transfer pumps with heat traced stainless steel lines, and even fillers with heated heads.
o Thermocouples that document and record temperatures in the system’s PLC, supplying documentation for stringent FDA audits
o Alarm systems that alert users when temperatures fall outside preset parameters



Img 8375 ScaledHinds-Bock Corporation is based in Palmetto,Florida and is a world leader for industrial grade bakery and food processing equipment — our experience in the design, manufacture and selling of filling, depositing and pumping equipment actually dates back to 1962 when the Philip Bock Corporation pioneered air powered piston filler technology.

Hinds-Bock is now part of the Middleby Corporation, a U.S based publicly traded global leader in the food service, food processing and bakery production equipment industry. Middleby develops, manufactures, markets and services a broad line of equipment used in the commercial food service, food processing, and residential kitchen equipment industries and can be found in 1 of 3 kitchens throughout the world!

“For decades, Hinds-Bock has been a leader in filling and depositing technologies serving industrial baking, food processing and other specialty areas. This acquisition allows Middleby to offer a customized and complete integrated solution for their high volume baking & processing needs”, said Selim Bassoul, Chairman and CEO of The Middleby Corporation.

Watch the Middleby Video of Selim Bassoul Captivating an Audience at Baron Funds Investment Conference

Hinds-Bock is headed by President Rod Gregg. Hinds-Bock has an in-house testing facility which includes depositors, pumps and a fully stocked inventory of test spouts, pistons and cylinders, moving spout bridges, hoppers and controls.


Our equipment is USDA, FDA and AG Canada/CFIA approved and built to 3­A standards for dairy applications. In the baking market, we hold BISCC certification. We support our industry with our membership in the following organizations:


  • Bakery Equipment Manufacturers Association
  • Retail Bakers Association
  • Food Processing Machinery and Supplies Association
  • American Society of Bakery Engineers