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Efficient chilling system for food processors

Virtually every sector of the food processing industry requires a controlled rate of cooling at one time or another.

Often the solution implemented is vat-style cooling or freezing, which although effective can create a bottleneck in an otherwise fluent system and even create double handling.

Materials handling specialist Industrial Conveying (Aust) Pty Ltd has overcome this problem by combining consistent product movement with the temperature-controlled vat environment.

Spiral Chillers convey products that require a precise rate of temperature drop. This is achieved by using a tailor-made system from most materials including food grade stainless steel (the latter specifically for applications in the food and beverage industries).

By conveying product in spiral configurations within a temperature-controlled environment, this solution provides a logical cooling and setting function in the food manufacture and processing industry or any general engineering application.

Spiral Chillers allow an extremely efficient use of vertical space without sacrificing horizontal travel length or speeds.

In addition, the equipment can be used to hygienically and quickly transfer product between floors using only a small amount of floor space.

Its ability to operate across a very wide temperature band ensures that it performs exceptionally well carrying product in chilling and/or freezing processes – anything from a controlled, gradual temperature drop through to a sudden blast freeze.

This spiral conveyor is compact, reliable and has an applicability and efficiency in almost every food industry process including baking, glazing, cooling, setting, defrosting, dairy, dehumidifying, chilling and freezing. Facilitating continuous product flow, Spiral Chillers allow precise set-up of travel speeds so that each unit of product arrives at the appropriate manufacturing process at exactly the right temperature and physical condition.

This travel speed is set in relation to temperature-controlled drying and cooling times, so effectively a company does not have to specifically store product on shelving or massive bench tops while waiting for the curing process to complete.

Operating environments can be in temperatures as low as -40ºC. It also works efficiently across the entire humidity spectrum – from completely saturated environment to that of low humidity. When required, stainless units can be given hygienic wash downs.

Designed to carry product between floors and machines, Industrial Conveying’s Spiral Chillers have a controlled slope for smooth transfer, are designed to suit individual products, can be assembled on site, can be gravity or powered systems, and are ideal for inline accumulation.

Modular in design, the system is quickly and easily installed regardless of the shape and size of premises.

Units can join together for long holding time if the application requires this. At all times a first-in first-out configuration is possible. This allows different product to run at different speeds for different running times.

The Spiral Chillers allow precise set-up of travel speeds so that each unit of product arrives at the appropriate manufacturing process at exactly the right temperature and physical condition.

If required, stainless units can be fitted to achieve hygienic wash downs.

For more information contact:

Don Erskine

Industrial Conveying (Aust) Pty Ltd General Manager

03 5440 5100

icaust@icaust.com.au

www.icaust.com.au

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