The new Terlotherm vertical scraped surface heat exchanger can handle various applications such as heating, cooling, pasteurization, crystallization and aseptic processing of dairy products in a small footprint. Cheese, creamers, condensed milk and fermented dairy drinks are among the products that can be processed in the unit. Other features include only one shaft seal, five times more heat exchange area than conventional SSHE equipment, a hinged top cover for quick and easy inspection and cleaning, scraper blades that can be replaced without tools, and the ability to process the most sensitive or complex items without damage.