New Technology Showcase: Freezing and Chilling Equipment
ROOFTOP REFRIGERATION SYSTEM
EVAPCO’s Evapcold LCR-P product line is based on a penthouse configuration and includes 250 models that have an ammonia charge ranging from 2 to 6 lbs. per TR (actual charge amount dependent on the model size). The LCR-P is specifically designed to be roof mounted on the refrigerated space. Penthouse units are available with Pumped Recirculated Liquid (PRL) ammonia evaporators for low and medium temperature applications ranging from -20ºF to +55ºF, or Direct Expansion (DX) evaporators for medium and high temperature applications.
LABOR-SAVING IQF PROCESSING LINES
OctoFrost’s IQF Processing Lines for seafood, fruits and vegetables are designed for “no hand touch” after heat treatment. Green vegetables, many fruits, and raw seafood are either fully blanched or flash blanched with hot water to kill surface bacteria. The heat treatment is followed by a swift chilling to capture texture and color on products. OctoFrost’s IQF Processing Lines come in three models: the Universal Vegetable Line for most vegetables, including herbs and spinach; the Asparagus Line, where all belts are on the same level; and the Shrimp Cooker, Chiller and Freezer Line.
RAPID CHILLING OF SAUCES AND LIQUIDS
Air Products’ latest innovation in cryogenic food processing solutions enables food manufacturers to quickly and efficiently chill sauces and liquids. The new Freshline QuickChill Injector is designed to reduce chilling times and increase throughput of a variety of liquid products, such as sauces, soups, dressings, marinades, pie fillings and purees. Using the rapid cooling power of liquid nitrogen, the QuickChill Injector chills sauces and liquid products in minutes instead of hours, eliminating process bottlenecks and giving food manufacturers the capability to double or even triple production rates.
FOLDABLE CHILLED STORAGE SOLUTION
Atlas Molded Products debuts the DuraTherm Fold Flat, a space-saving molded polystyrene foam cooler that easily folds flat for transportation, storage, and reuse. Combining industry-leading DuraTherm coolers with a patented process for molding a durable hinge within polystyrene, Fold Flat revolutionizes portable, temperature-controlled storage solutions, especially for produce and other food and beverage segments that rely on cold chain logistics. Fold Flat’s innovative interlocking hinge allows a complete thermal seal without tape or film in a box that, when folded flat, takes up to 61% less space.
Atlas Molded Products
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*Compiled by Michael Costa