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Spiral Freezer Buying Checklist

How do you determine the best selection of freezer design and manufacturer for both performance and price?

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What is Needed: Why:
Product to be conveyed__________ This helps with belt selection__________
Length of product as it will travel in the spiral__________ Needed for formula, changing product orientation affects belt length needed__________
Pieces of product per minute__________ Needed for formula, contact us if this can not be easily determined__________
Dwell time in spiral__________ Needed for formula, contact us if this is an unknown factor__________
Pieces across Belt__________ Needed for formula__________

Spiral Freezer Buying Checklist

In today's prepared food processing industry, most food processing plants involved with cooking, cooling, and freezing use linear or spiral belt conveyor systems.

When dealing with spiral freezer, how do you determine the best selection of freezer design and manufacturer for both performance and price?

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To compare needs, ask::

As basic information we need you to supply as best you can from the following list.
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  • The production capacity (LBS/HR) of your production line.
  • The duration of your production shifts.
  • The product entering temperature to the spiral freezer.
  • The product exit temperature off the spiral freezer.
  • The product surface and moisture content.
  • The products physical size and weight.
  • The products package type and size of the container if frozen in packages.

To compare performance, ask::

  1. The air velocity across both side of the product.
  2. The air temperature scrubbing the product surface.

To compare price, determine::

  1. The belt width of the spiral belt.
  2. The turn radius of the spiral belt.
  3. The active belt length.
  4. The number of tiers in the freezer.
  5. The tier spacing.
  6. The inlet and outlet orientation arrangement.
  7. The building material of the spiral freezer conveyor.
  8. The building material and gauge of the freezer enclosure.
  9. Add on options - like belt washer and dryer, CIP, field electrical wiring.
  10. Field installation charges.Check carefully the price of the spiral freezer versus the production capacity rate.

NOTE: Some companies will quote smaller belt width, or even a smaller freezer size to attract the customer orders, and later, cannot deliver on the desired capacity.

Remember: always compare freezer air flow velocity, air temperature, belt width, belt length, turn radius, building material of spiral freezer, options, enclosure construction plus manufacturer's reputation for quality and service.

Typical Specifications of Advanced Equipment Spiral Freezers:

Advanced Equipments standard air velocity across both side of the product surface is 1000 Feet Per Minute dependent on the product weight and thickness.

Advanced Equipment has determined that the lowest product dehydration and most economical operating standard evaporator temperature is – 40 degree F, other temperatures will lower or increase in refrigeration horsepower consumption.

The airflow direction is best suited for horizontal airflow on our smaller capacity packaged spiral freezer, and vertical down airflow for larger capacity site built spiral freezer.

The air temperature should be designed with evaporator surface adequate to handle a 10 to 25 degree F. temperature difference. (Air inlet temperature minus evaporator temperature). When both air flow speed and temperature has be checked.

Philosophy

IQF Spiral Freezers Designed for Small & Medium Capacity

The IQF Spiral Freezer is a continuous in-line-belt freezer designed to minimize product weight loss and assure quality gentle handling during the freezing process. Products are evenly fed from the production line directly onto the loading freezer belt. It quickly transports the product into the low temperature-freezing zone. The belt spirals up or down along the rotating drum until it reaches the top or bottom where the frozen product is gently discharged from the freezer discharge port. Due to the large belt surface available, products can be frozen in single layers or individually for IQF. (Individually Quick Frozen) quality. Because products can maintain their original load-in position throughout the freezing process, sorting the simultaneously frozen mixed products is simplified.

BENEFITS

  • Packaged and fully tested at our factory before shipping.
  • Fully Seamless Welded Insulated Enclosure.
  • Exterior Direct Drive System.
  • Ready to be placed and connected to refrigeration, electrical and water
  • service.Built to USDA, FDA, UL, CFIA, OSHA and CSA - Specifications & Standards
  • Self Cleaning with internal centerdrum washer manifold as standard feature.
  • Continuous inline food freezing.
  • Gentle smooth handling of products.
  • Compact packaged design in lower operation cost and saving process floor space.
  • High efficiency impingement horizontal airflow allowing fast freezing.
  • Minimum product weight loss by exposure to coldest air temperature at all time for each tiers directly from evaporator.
  • Stainless steel construction.
  • Easy access to sanitation and maintenance.
  • Customizable design to fit requirements.

LOW OPERATION COST

IQF Spiral Freezers are low operation cost compared to C02, nitrogen and other freezers. This is achieved by utilizing the most efficient mechanical refrigeration method, combined with our new unique low-pressure, high velocity, impingement horizontal airflow recirculation system. The horizontal airflow assures the coldest air continuously removes heat from all surfaces of the product.
Each tiers of product directly receives the recirculated coldest air off refrigerated -40C evaporator.

ECONOMICAL

One of the most economical freezer offered in its class. Every component of the freezer is manufactured in our well-equipped engineering and manufacturing facility; we can afford to pass on the savings to our customers, without sacrificing quality.

CUSTOM DESIGN

ADVANCED EQUIPMENT INC. begins with a standard design that is carefully customized to meet most standard needs. However, we can also custom design our equipment to individual customer’s requirement.

 BENEFITS

  • Packaged and fully tested at our factorybefore shipping.
  • Fully Seamless Welded Insulated Enclosure.
  • Exterior Direct Drive System.
  • Ready to be placed and connected to refrigeration, electrical and water
  • service.Built to USDA, FDA, UL, CFIA, OSHA and CSA - Specifications & Standards
  • Self Cleaning with internal centerdrum washer manifold as standard feature.
  • Continuous inline food freezing.
  • Gentle smooth handling of products.
  • Compact packaged design in lower operation cost and saving process floor space.
  • High efficiency impingement horizontal airflow allowing fast freezing.
  • Minimum product weight loss by exposure to coldest air temperature at all time for each tiers directly from evaporator.
  • Stainless steel construction.
  • Easy access to sanitation and maintenance.
  • Customizable design to fit requirements.

LOW OPERATION COST

IQF Spiral Freezers are low operation cost compared to C02, nitrogen and other freezers. This is achieved by utilizing the most efficient mechanical refrigeration method, combined with our new unique low-pressure, high velocity, impingement horizontal airflow recirculation system. The horizontal airflow assures the coldest air continuously removes heat from all surfaces of the product.
Each tiers of product directly receives the recirculated coldest air off refrigerated -40C evaporator.

ECONOMICAL

One of the most economical freezer offered in its class. Every component of the freezer is manufactured in our well-equipped engineering and manufacturing facility; we can afford to pass on the savings to our customers, without sacrificing quality.

CUSTOM DESIGN

ADVANCED EQUIPMENT INC. begins with a standard design that is carefully customized to meet most standard needs. However, we can also custom design our equipment to individual customer’s requirement.