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Vacuum Tumblers, Marinating & Massagers - TM & TMC Series

Promarksvac manufactures two series of vacuum marinating tumblers & massagers. Their TMC Series features a non-continuous vacuum system and is their most cost conscious line of tumblers and their TM Series feature continuous vacuum systems in both tumblers and the higher throughput massager models.

We are often asked why choose would I choose one type of vacuum system over the other and that is a good question and the answer lies in what system best meets your needs. In order to find the answer you  need to consider all of your needs, economic, type of product, desired results, ease of use as well as others that may be on your list. With this in mind let us take a closer look at the two different vacuum systems.

First let us take a look at what both the TM & TMC Series vacuum marinating machines have in common.

  • Rugged, sanitary # 304 stainless steel frame, housing and drum
  • A taller frame that allows you to place a standard buggy beneath the drum for east unloading
  • A frequency drive for control of the drum speed
  • A harsh environment control cover
  • Operator safety system

The TMC Series non-continuous vacuum system. Bye the way let us clear up some confusion here. If the TMC Series is non-continuous then why the C in TMC. Well the C stands for Classic because in the USA the non-continuous vacuum system type of machines have always been the standard of the industry for all of us economic minded Americans. With that in mind let’s take a look at how well the TMS Series meets the needs listed above.

Economic: With their simpler control system and drum vacuuming system the TMC units are less expensive to purchase and somewhat easier and less costly to maintain. Kind of the good old pick-up truck vs. the European sports car.

Type of Product: while both series work very well with a variety of products the TMC machines do not have a vacuum snorkel inside the drum and this can prove to be a plus when processing heavy bone in products. The reason being that this type of product can cause damage to the internal vacuum snorkel on the TM machines even though the snorkel’s was designed to minimize this possibility.

Desired Results: Most processors are looking for maximum pick-up and gentle tenderizing for their products. While both TM & TMC machines offer gentle tenderizing the TMC units fall short of the goal of maximum pickup as they cannot offer the sponge effect that can be produced by the continuous vacuum system used in the TM machines. The reason for this is that it is impractical to vent the drum and then re-evacuate it during the process and impossible to do this while the machine remains in the mixing mode with the drum moving.

Ease of use: The operation of a TMC machines is very simple but also very manual. To evacuate the drum you need to connect the vacuum hose to the vacuum port on the drum then engage the vacuum pump and then monitor the vacuum gauge until the desired vacuum level is obtained. Once the desired vacuum level has been reached you then remove the hose from the port and replace it back in the holder. Once this part of the operation is completed you set the mixing mode timer and then engage the start switch. If you were to want to do any venting of the drum and re-evacuating this would be an all manual operation and is therefore almost never part of the process cycle when using a non-continuous vacuum system based machine.

The TM Series continuous vacuum system machines are the type of vacuum marinating machines that have been the standard of the industry in Europe for many years as they provide not only for greater pick-up for the product being processed but also complete the process cycle more automatically. Let us take a look at the same list of needs as above.

Economic: With their more sophisticated vacuum system and micro-processor control system the continuous vacuum system machines are like that European sports car, somewhat more expensive to purchase and a little more costly to maintain. However the greater pick-up and the set it and forget it control systems can easily offset these slightly higer costs.

Type of Product: As mentioned earlier heavy bone-in product can cause some issues in a continuous vacuum system machines due to the vacuum snorkel inside the drum. However the design of the TM Series tumbler vacuum snorkels goes a long way in eliminating that issue and pay attention to the product load and not overloading the drum can reduce it to a non-issue.

Desired results: There is no question that the combination of a continuous vacuum system and a sophisticated control system can result in a truly superior product.

Ease of use: The combination of the continuous vacuum system and the PV-03 microprocessor control system allow the TM Series vacuum marinating tumblers and massagers to be very simple to use while obtaining superior results. The vacuum snorkel inside the drum allows the vacuum to be either pulled or vented while the drum remains in motion. The PV-03 takes full advantage of this by allowing the operator to set a process cycle that includes both mixing and rest times as well as venting and re-evacuating the drum automatically. It also allows you to set how many time this process cycle is repeated before the machine stops and is ready to be unloaded. Another benefit of the vacuum snorkel in the drum is noticed if there are any small vacuum leakage during the process cycle as the controls will re-engage the vacuum pump and bring the vacuum level back up to what was originally set in the system.

The bottom line is that both the TMC non-continuous vacuum system tumblers and the continuous vacuum system TM vacuum marinating tumblers and massagers have their place in various processing operations and Promarksvac is one of the only companies that manufacture a rugged and dependable line of both types of machines.


Customer Reviews & Testimonials

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Edward MathewsEdward Mathews
13:03 11 Jul 23
Been using Promarks for years! They are the absolute best, wouldn't think about using another company!The quality of their vacuum seal bags is unmatched.Customer service is amazing! Anytime I need parts or service on my equipment they make sure to get it taken care of ASAP.Thank you Promarks for all the continued support!
Chris MoyersChris Moyers
17:49 05 Jul 23
I’ve personally dealt with Rick Hurd on behalf of my company since about 2004, regarding both service of my equipment as well as supply. Rick is not only extremely knowledgeable about my equipment and machinery, he is also very accessible. If he doesn’t answer my actual call, which he usually does, he returns it in a timely manner.There have been times where we’re having an issue with equipment that needs to be dealt with immediately and Rick has been able to troubleshoot with me until resolution. I should probably mention my business is located on the East Cape in southern Baja California near the Cabo San Lucas area so it’s not like we can just call a technician who is ready at our convenience.With that, we’ve always been able to obtain necessary parts for all of our equipment and machinery, as well as a steady supply of vacuum pouches with ease through both Rick, as well as his wife Amber. In short, top notch company, top notch people. I highly recommend Promarks, especially Rick and Amber Hurd!
Rosie FlowersRosie Flowers
03:49 01 Jul 23
I have owned and operated two different companies and with both companies I have been giving all my business to Rick & Amber at Promarksvac. Not only do they supply us with all our vacuum pack bags, available in many different mils, but every vacuum pack machine we have has been purchased and maintained by Rick and Promarksvac. They are quick to service the machines…and incredibly flexible when I need them to deliver bags to a different address. Pricing is on point. Always friendly. No reason to go anywhere else. Stay with the best!
andrew kahngandrew kahng
02:32 01 Jul 23
Great company to work with! Rick has been excellent in his quick responses to servicing our machines and their technicians are knowledgeable and reliable. We've worked with Promarksvac for over a decade and would 100% recommend.
John SamczykJohn Samczyk
00:56 01 Jul 23
Rick and his team have given us excellent service on our four vac packers over the years, supplying us with parts and service than enable us to have machines that we can count on to keep production moving. Rick has always been available to help with troubleshooting and packaging solutions, and their parts department always gets anything we need shipped out to us right away.
Denis OratowskiDenis Oratowski
15:19 21 Jun 23
Rick and his team at Promark are a fast working team, ready to go the extra mile and understand that a machine down is time lost. They carry a significant amount of parts with them at all time.I’ve never had a problem, and they always back after workI highly recommend Promark for your vacuum needsDenis
Brett PerrottaBrett Perrotta
19:08 15 Jun 23
Rick Hurd was a pleasure to work for over 2-1/2 years until we shut down our facility in Los Angeles. He was very professional and prompt in regards to servicing our DC-640 Vacuum chamber.Great customer support from beginning to end of the process. The team are really informed and go the extra mile at every stage. I would recommend them unreservedly.