FPS Food Process Solutions, Canada, launched the Spiral Immersion System (SIS), a patented food processing platform for chilling, freezing, pasteurizing, cooking and chemically treating food products.

The SIS is a spiral conveyor in a tank of liquid (usually water or brine), and is said to freeze food 25 times faster in a 50% smaller footprint, using 80% less energy.

The SIS’s fully welded SS316 stainless-steel enclosure contains close to 1,000 feet of Intralox’s self-stacking modular plastic belt in two spiral stacks. Nearly 95% of the spiral belting is submerged in a sterile saline and SS316 stainless-steel environment in temperatures ranging from -50°C to 100°C.

A state-of-the-art computerized control system and a unique patented design keeps the product in position on the belt to facilitate automated processing and packaging.

The SIS can process anything that is bagged or comes in a natural casing, rind, skin or shell, including vacuum-sealed meat, poultry and fish, skin-sealed food products, bagged soups and sauces and lobster, crab and other shellfish.

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