Food safety is key for processors in the cheese and dairy industry. With the most exigent food safety requirements in the food industry, dairy processors all around the world trust OctoFrost equipment for surpassing these requirements.
The full control over the blanching temperature and time in the IF Blancher is important for avoiding overblanching of sensitive products like pasta and grains. Further on, with an efficient chilling below 5°C in the OctoFrost™ IF Chiller a good product separation is achieved in the OctoFrost IQF freezer. The fully adjustable airflow in the OctoFrost™ IQF freezing tunnel and the gentle movement of the bedplates ensure no lumps of grains, and no damage of the pasta products.
The rainshower and cross-flow systems which are at the heart of the IF Blancher and Chiller help achieve the quickest heat transfer while the recirculation system optimizes water consumption. The frequency converters installed on each OctoFrost fan in the IQF tunnel, translates in significant energy savings. By decreasing the fans’ speed, the overall energy savings can reach as high as 30% while preserving the product quality.
The quick and efficient blanching and chilling together with the unique aerodynamics of the OctoFrost™ freezer, result into less snow formation when compared to other technologies, which means minimum dehydration and higher yield for the processor.
All OctoFrost equipment has easy-to-clean design for a reliable food safety. Every part of the blancher and chiller which comes in contact with the blanching and chilling water can be cleaned by CIP (Cleaning-In-Place). The free-standing body, lack of joints and exchangeable bedplates of the OctoFrost™ freezer contribute even further to a truly reliable food safety for IQF dairy processors.
The Octofrost IQF technology has been developed with the processors’ needs and priorities in mind:
- Adjustable airflow for a gentle and quick crust-freezing which results in an efficient product separation, no lump or fine formation and low product dehydration;
- Exchangeable OctoFrost bedplates for quick and easy cleaning between different product batches and an overall reliable food safety;
- Easy-to-clean design for exceeding all international requirements on food safety in dairy industry
These are a just a few of the key benefits OctoFrost customers enjoy from this unique IQF tunnel freezer. Learn more by clicking on the video above.