What food processing machinery make up the OctoFrost IQF Processing Line?
OctoFrost is a Swedish company renowned worldwide for its IQF Processing Line, which consists of the following food processing machinery: IF Blancher (Impingement Flash), IF Cooker (only for seafood), IF Chiller and the IQF Tunnel Freezer.
Below, we will find out more about each of the OctoFrost food processing machinery named above:
1. IF BLANCHER. This food processing machinery is equipped with the OctoFrostTM patented rain shower technology, that enables the fastest transfer of heat and a precise control of temperature up to 0.2 degrees Celsius, which combined guarantee that the product will not be overblanched. Furthermore, water only falls on the product by means of gravitation, which means that the fruits or vegetables are not compromised in terms of quality and moreover they are thoroughly cleaned. Considering the temperature, the OctoFrostTM impingement system guarantees that the blanching time is reduced to the minimum, which also impacts energy consumption.
2. IF COOKER. The OctoFrostTM IF Shrimp Cooker is a food processing machinery used, as its name suggests, only for seafood, mostly shrimp. Basically, it has the same role as the IF Blancher, the difference being that it is equipped with the patented 3-temperature zones, which prevent the overcooking of shrimp and furthermore ensure the highest possible yield. The three infeed possibilities - bulk, belt, and tray - ensure that processors have the greatest flexibility in terms of the variety of products they can feed into this piece of equipment. By using the IF Cooker, they can be sure that shrimp will reach the core temperature of 73 degrees Celsius, when it is considered fully cooked, without overcooking its crust.
3. IF CHILLER. Chilling is the process of quickly cooling down a product after it has been blanched or cooked. In the freezing industry, the optimal food processing machinery for this process is the OctoFrostTM IF Chiller. Inside it, the water is filtered, recirculated and then chilled with the help of the plate heat exchanger. This way, water reaches the almost freezing temperature of 1 degree Celsius, while the core of the product reaches a temperature of around 5 degrees Celsius.
4. IQF TUNNEL FREEZER. The IQF Tunnel Freezer is OctoFrost's signature food processing machinery, which has countless features: high-performance fans, optimal aerodynamics, removable bedplates, high capacity coil, Clean in Place system, easy operating panel, innovative housing, not to mention that it is freestanding. All these qualities bring frozen food producers the following advantages: a natural appearance of frozen products, reliable food safety, energy efficiency, and a high yield.
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