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Benefits of Octofrost IQF pasta processing equipment

Good separation and food safety are the top priorities for processors in the pasta and grains industries. OctoFrost equipment is trusted to successfully serve these priorities of the biggest producers in these markets.

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Natural Appearance

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, 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 of pasta products.

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Energy Efficiency

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, overall energy savings can reach as high as 30% while preserving the product quality.

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High Yield 

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.

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Food Safety

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 pasta and grains processors.

Technology for IQF gains and pasta

Blanching Technology

The OctoFrost IF Blancher has the unique benefit of precise time and temperature control for ensuring the best product quality. This innovative solution brings true value to pasta and grains processors:

  • Weighing belt for an even infeed into the blancher.
  • Flexibility of different temperature zones for avoiding over-blanching.
  • Energy efficient steam injection for heating the blanching water.
  • Cross-flow water circulation for smart water consumption.

Chilling Technology

The IF Chiller, built by OctoFrost, is based on impingement flash (IF) technology which achieves the quickest and most efficient heat transfer with its rainshower system. This innovative solution brings true value to pasta and grains processors, which allows them to produce high quality IQF products:

  • Significantly faster heat transfer due to the impingement rainshower system.
  • Quick chilling with high flow of recirculated ice-cold water that improves yield and product quality.
  • System temperature below 6°C for greatest food safety.
  • Low product temperature achieved for a premium IQF final product.

IQF Technology

The IQF technology developed by Octofrost has a number of unique features that bring real value to pasta and grains processors all around the world:

  • Adjustable airflow for quick crust-freezing in the first freezing zone, translating into no lump formation, good product separation and energy efficiency.
  • Exchangeable OctoFrost bedplates for gentle handling of soft products and quick and easy cleaning between different product batches.
  • Overall easy-to-clean design for optimal food safety.

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.

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"Our freezing becomes very easy with OctoFrost™. We increase our capacity and our revenue. OctoFrost™ team works closely with us. We are very impressed."

Saji Rujireak, Preserve Agro Products Co.

"As an owner that actually personally uses these machines, the latest OctoFrost IF Cooker, is the one I like."

Sinchai Luesukprasert, Marine Gold Products

"The products look bright, fresh and free flowing."

Graham Reed, Managing Director Pinnacle Foods

"We are extremely pleased to have invested in this technology."

Mr. Fernando Prado, Responsible Division Berries Citromax SACI

"The freezer is easy to operate, even for unexperienced staff."

Jerome Fesselet, Production Manager Fruticola Olmue

"The separation of the product and appearance is excellent."

Ulf Olsson, Technical Manager Guldfageln