The Food Plant > Refrigeration & cooling

Igloo helps keep Polar Fresh

05 August, 2013

Albany Doors supplied high-performance door solutions for new loading docks at the busy Polar Fresh distribution centre in Brisbane, which delivers more than 500,000 cartons each week.

Fish shipment fresh after 33-day sea journey

01 July, 2013

Global Fresh Foods has sent its first commercial sea shipment of fresh fish to Tokyo from Chile using its fuel-cell based oxygen management system. The shipment will spend up to 33 days at sea before arriving in Japan.

Meat wholesaler dehumidifies to cut ice and cost

17 June, 2013

In South Africa, Durban’s moist and warm climate is an attraction for tourists but caused problems at Chester Wholesale Meat. The moist tropical air kept moving inwards from the truck loading area and condensing in the holding dispatch section, which is kept at 10˚C. In addition to blinding mist, large amounts of condensation on the meat product, walls and floor caused a slippery build-up of water and provided a potential hazard for the workforce. This became so problematic that the area earned the nickname ‘the fish tank’.

Maersk teams up with UN to combat global food waste

14 June, 2013

To combat global food waste, Maersk Container Industry (MCI) has joined the United Nations’ SAVE FOOD initiative to help make international food logistics more efficient.

Halving carbon emissions doubles production

31 May, 2013

A new freezer system is saving food manufacturer Crafty Chef $20,000 a year in energy costs while doubling production levels and reducing carbon emissions intensity by more than 50%.

Albany provides Primo door solution

27 May, 2013

Albany Doors was able to provide high-performance door solutions for freezer, processing and distribution areas at Primo Smallgoods’ new Wacol manufacturing plant.

Air Pear Thermal Equalization air-circulation fans

27 February, 2013

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.

Blast chilling methods could change meat tenderness

06 November, 2012

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

26 June, 2012 by Sean McGowan

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.

Colorbond Permagard antibacterial steel for cool room panels

23 May, 2012

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.

Swisslog FreezerPick solution

22 May, 2012

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.

BOC CRYOLINE XF crossflow hygienic spiral freezer

31 October, 2011

The CRYOLINE XF crossflow hygienic spiral freezer allows food producers to achieve increased value in their processing operations. The freezer is suitable for a wide range of high-quality food products such as meat proteins, ready meals, seafood, poultry and bakery products.

Raising a chilled glass to lower energy use

07 October, 2011

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.

Marel Superflow Easyclean Tunnel Freezers

22 February, 2011 by

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

26 July, 2010 by

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.

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