The Benefits of Using a Plate Freezer for Freezing Fresh Produce and Meats
November 8, 2022
November 8, 2022
Quick or fast freezing is a critical process in the food preservation and food processing industry. Rapid freezing not only helps preserve the quality, texture, and taste of the food item but also saves energy and costs.
There are multiple benefits of using a horizontal plate freezer in your food processing line as it is efficient and sustainable. Moreover, with ergonomic design, durability, and size variations, the plate freezers can surely help increase your freezing capacity and efficiency.
Let’s get started with plate freezers and their usage in freezing fresh produce and meats!
Plate freezing is a tray or block freezing method that offers a small footprint but a large freezing capacity. This method is a well-established preservation technique that maintains nutritional value and quality, ensuring a long shelf life. Moreover, plate freezing works well for high-volume food products or whole and portioned food items and thus finds wide applications, especially in the seafood, fish and meat industries.
A plate freezer is used for this particular freezing method and consists of a series of parallel plates through which a refrigerant is circulated. These plates can be placed either horizontally or vertically. A hydraulic system can be used to open and close the space between the plates for loading and unloading as well as increase the contact area between the food and the plates during the freezing process respectively.
There are primarily two types of plate freezers.
Here are some of the benefits of using plate freezers in your food processing line.
The plate freezing method is used in many industries as it allows for the rapid freezing of whole as well as portioned foods such as
It can also be used to freeze the secondary product before further processing including meat, poultry, vegetables, fruit, pet food, or even ready meals.
When choosing a plate freezer, make sure to focus on
Some manufacturers may also offer high-pressure execution, double doors or curtains, electronic controls, and other customised features.
Rinac has utilised its deep industry expertise and customer experience to design energy-efficient Freezoline Plate Freezers. Ensuring uniform and rapid freezing, our horizontal contact plate freezer is very effective in block freezing and preserving portioned food products whilst providing easier handling during unloading and loading, transportation and storage. Our plate-freeing solutions offer high-quality freezing of whole fish, fish fillets, shrimps and prawns of all sizes, meat and meat products, poultry, vegetables, and other food products.
To know more about technical specifications and finding the right plate freezer for your business needs, get in touch with us today!
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