The Food Plant > Refrigeration & cooling

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.

Cryonomic CIP 4 pelletiser

07 March, 2010

The CIP 4 hydraulic-operated pelletiser series offers a versatile and economical solution for producing dry ice.

MTA DE refrigerated air dryer range

03 March, 2010 by

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.

SMC Pneumatics HRS series thermochillers

03 March, 2010 by

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.

Chilling your juice

17 February, 2010 by

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

08 January, 2010 by

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.

Carel EVD Evolution Twin refrigerant control valves and drivers

07 January, 2010 by

Carel has expanded its EXV sistema range of refrigerant control valves and drivers for capacity from 1 to 2000 kW.

Trouble keeping Indian agriproduce cold

02 December, 2009

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.

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