Blast chilling methods could change meat tenderness
A recent study looked at the tenderness and other meat quality traits of pork longissimus muscle, comparing different stunning methods and carcass chilling rates at slaughter facilities.
The benefits of automated plate freezing
Plate freezing has been used in the meat, fresh produce and dairy industries for many decades, offering a range of benefits over alternative forms of freezing such as air blasting. One of Australia’s leading packaged meat exporters recently upgraded its refrigeration plant to include automated plate freezing technology. In doing so, it increased capacity by over 20% while reducing labour costs.
Raising a chilled glass to lower energy use
Refrigeration is the biggest energy use for most food and beverage industry businesses - from abattoirs to bakeries, cold stores, dairy processors and food, beverage and pet food manufacturers. Tamburlaine Winery in the Hunter Valley has slashed its power use by half. Find out how you can reduce your refrigeration power bills.
Turning up the heat on cold storage
WorkSafe Victoria has released new guidance to help improve safety in Victoria’s cold storage operations.
Trouble keeping Indian agriproduce cold
A 50% increase in cold storage facilities is needed in India if the country is to stop losing more than 30% of its post-harvest produce.
Air Pear Thermal Equalization air-circulation fans
Air Pear Thermal Equalization air-circulation fans can easily and cost effectively be installed into any existing or new coolroom or cold storage space and will provide energy savings, improved product life and comfort improvements.
Swisslog FreezerPick solution
Swisslog has launched FreezerPick, a solution in which picking is moved out of the freezer into chilled environments, resulting in efficient order fulfilment. FreezerPick is suitable for companies such as retailers, food and beverage manufacturers, 3PLs and pharmaceutical companies that handle frozen products and deliver directly to stores.
Colorbond Permagard antibacterial steel for cool room panels
Colorbond Permagard steel combines strong Colorbond steel with Microban antibacterial technology to inhibit the growth of bacteria such as Escherichia coli. Permagard steel is suitable for cool room panel construction.
DSI plate freezers distributed in Australasia by Milmeq
DSI plate freezers are designed for throughput of smaller product and typically for non-packaged product such as minced meat, seafood, blood, poultry and juice.
Marel Superflow Easyclean Tunnel Freezers
The Marel - Freezing & Temperature Division provides a wide variety of freezing solutions using the latest advancements in freezing technology in order to meet the meat industry’s demands for cost effectiveness as well as higher quality end products. The portfolio of freezers ranges from upwards/downwards running Spiral Freezers to Superflow Easyclean Tunnel Freezers with impingement technology.
MTA range of DE refrigerated air dryer
SCS Filtration has a comprehensive range of refrigerated air dryers. The MTA range of DE dryers is available in sizes ranging from 0.3m3/min (9 cfm) to 37.5m3/min (1324 cfm) and in Australia with stocked dryer sizes from 20 to 494 cfm.
SMC Pneumatics HRS series thermochillers
The HRS series of lightweight and portable thermochillers is available in three cooling ranges, 1300, 1900 and 2300 W, in both air- and water-cooled models.
MTA DE refrigerated air dryer range
SCS Filtration offers a comprehensive range of refrigerated air dryers from dryer and chiller manufacturer MTA. The range of DE dryer sizes range from 0.3 to 37.5 m3/min.
Cryonomic CIP 4 pelletiser
The CIP 4 hydraulic-operated pelletiser series offers a versatile and economical solution for producing dry ice.
Carel EVD Evolution Twin refrigerant control valves and drivers
Carel has expanded its EXV sistema range of refrigerant control valves and drivers for capacity from 1 to 2000 kW.
JBT FoodTech has developed the Flofreeze A to aid small- to medium-scale processors in meeting the growing demand for premium food products while maintaining cost-efficient plant operations. Fluidisation is the key to the individually quick-freezing (IQF) abilities of Flofreeze, in which products behave like a fluid because they are suspended by refrigerated air that flows from underneath the perforated belt or tray.
HVAC/R preventative maintenance
Super Seal Total is a preventative maintenance system from Cliplight Manufacturing that can help avoid overhauls or replacement of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems (HVAC/R).
Inline tunnel freezer
The Starfrost Starlite Turbo ‘individually quick freeze’ (IQF) inline tunnel freezer range combines compactness with a fully accessible stainless steel design.
$30 million facility to keep Adelaide cool
Automotive Holding Group has appointed Vaughan Constructions to deliver and leaseback a new $30 million temperature controlled storage facility in Adelaide for Rand Transport.
Chilling your juice
Summit Matsu Chilling Systems has provided a reliable cooling solution for Grove Fruit Juice, supplying the company with two air-cooled chillers that are used for process cooling at several stages of production.
Freezer choices can reduce costs and environmental impact
Energy efficiency is a major consideration for many food processors concerned about optimising operations without further impacting the environment. If processors can reduce their energy usage while maintaining production yield, food quality and equipment sanitation, they can achieve significant cost savings. Also, there are environmental and safety benefits to be gained if the quantity of refrigerant in their equipment can be reduced.
Keeping the beer cold
Producing household names, such as Tooheys Draught XXXX, James Squire, Boag’s and a host of other famous brand names, Lion Nathan has a vested interested in keeping its product in top-quality condition.
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