Food safety is key for processors in the cheese and dairy industry. Having the most exigent food safety requirements in the food industry, dairy processors all around the world trust OctoFrost equipment for surpassing these requirements.
Full control over the blanching temperature and time in the IF Blancher is important for avoiding over-blanching of sensitive products like cheese. With an efficient chilling below 5°C in the OctoFrost™ IF Chiller, good product separation is achieved in the OctoFrost IQF Freezer. Fully adjustable airflow in the OctoFrost™ IQF freezing tunnel and the gentle movement of the bedplates ensure no lumps of grains or damage to the products.
The rainshower and cross-flow systems, which are at the heart of the IF Blancher and Chiller, help achieve quickest heat transfer while the recirculation system optimizes water consumption. The frequency converters installed on each OctoFrost fan in the IQF tunnel contribute to significant energy savings. By decreasing the fan speed, overall energy savings can reach as high as 30% while preserving the product quality.
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 ensuring food safety. Every part of the blancher and chiller that 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 food safety for IQF dairy processors.
Octofrost IQF technology has been developed by keeping the processors’ needs and priorities in mind:
- Adjustable airflow for gentle and quick crust-freezing, which results in 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 ensuring food safety.
- Easy-to-clean design for exceeding all international requirements on food safety within the 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.