Linde LLC will introduce a next-generation cryogenic freezer that represents a ‘new wave’ in quick freezing at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, Booth #4761. In addition, the company will feature two proprietary solutions for chilling cut or ground poultry and meat products to help meet productivity and food safety requirements.
The new patent-pending CRYOLINE CWI CRYOWAVETM impingement freezer combines the benefits of dual-action CRYOWAVE product agitation with impingement cryogenic gas flow into a single high-capacity solution, ideal for crusting or individually quick freezing (IQF) sliced and diced chicken, chicken wings, meatballs, sausages and pizza toppings.
The high-efficiency wave-impingement freezer can reduce operating costs and increase output. The design delivers nearly three times the heat transfer rate of traditional modular cryogenic freezers. At the same time, it significantly reduces dehydration losses, which leads to improvements in product weight and overall yield.
Linde is also featuring these two technologies for more consistent and efficient chilling:
- New LIXSHOOTER injectors for mixer chilling self-seal against the blender wall to prevent food from penetrating and clogging nozzle orifices. The hygienically-designed bottom injectors are easy-to-retrofit and can chill with either liquid nitrogen (LIN) or carbon dioxide (CO2). A dual-cryogen option makes it possible to switch between cryogens in minutes.
- The ACCU-CHILL combo chiller automates the handling and chilling of cut or deboned meat and poultry. The chiller evenly layers product in the combo bin with CO2 snow for more rapid and consistent chilling. It also eliminates the risks associated with manually loading product and shoveling dry ice.
Linde LLC supports the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and the advancement of food safety. Linde has a Food Safety Management System in place for all bulk carbon dioxide (CO2) plants and air separation facilities supplying the food & beverage industry in North America. In June 2012, Linde became the first supplier to certify all of its CO2 plants to a benchmarked GFSI scheme, FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification).
The Linde food team performs in-plant assessments and works with food processors to develop optimal solutions. For more information, visit IPPE booth #B4761, or contact Linde (www.lindeus.com), 800-755-9277.