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Advanced Tunnel Freezer Systems

Advanced Equipment Inc. sells new and used IQF tunnel freezers. We are a tunnel freezer manufacturer that offers eight tunnel freezer versions for sale to handle a wide range of food freezing processes. Since 1986, Advanced Equipment tunnel freezer systems have had a reputation for design, quality and reliability. Whatever your individual food freezing process may be, the odds are we have the right IQF solution, or tunnel freezer.

Tunnel freezers are a class of processing freezers in which the product usually travels horizontally through a long enclosed space (freezing tunnel) and cold air is circulated upward through the product. The product is conveyed through the tunnel by a series of stainless steel mesh belts. We can supply you with various tunnel designs that are ideally suited to your product. If you have any unique needs we can customize and-or modify our standard - packaged tunnel freezers.

Our tunnel freezer customers range from small-scale manufacturers to multi-national food producers. Our tunnel freezers operate in virtually every food processing sector, including convenience foods, ready meals, frozen snacks, chicken, fish and poultry products, the bakery sector (frozen bread, cakes and pastry products) and fruit, vegetables, etc.

Advantages of Advanced Freezers

No matter what type of chicken or poultry products you need individually frozen, Advanced Equipment has your solution. All our spiral and tunnel freezers are built to USDA, FDA, UL, CFIA, OSHA and CSA - Specifications & Standards. If you have some unique freezing needs we can easily customize any of our spiral or tunnel freezers.

Every component of our freezers is manufactured in our sophisticated engineering and manufacturing facility to ensure quality control. Our spiral and tunnel freezers offer lower operation costs compared to C02, nitrogen and other types of freezers. For over 3 decades, Advanced Equipment has been refining and improving our spiral and tunnel freezers.

Our tunnel freezers are factory assembled and designed to minimize site installation time. Advanced tunnel freezers are designed to take up minimal space, reducing the cost of ownership. Whenever our engineers design and innovate, they have their eye on reducing power consumption.

Advantage of Advanced spiral and tunnel freezer systems is rock solid reliability. If there is one factor that kills profit lines, it is downtime. Reliability is why there are Advanced freezer systems in remote locations around the globe. Advanced Equipment is a globally recognized brand for spiral and tunnel freezers.

Advanced Equipment sells, modifies and customizes the following types of tunnel freezers:

Modular IQF Fluidized Tunnel Freezer

The CASCADE pass belt arrangement is an inline freezer providing positive conveying of product. The freezer is a continuous, cascade, inline, positive conveyed freezer that assures accurate freezing time and high freezing quality with low operation cost.

Generally used for IQF. small product particle range from 3/16 to 2 inches diameter.

VEGETABLE INDUSTRY- peas, green beans, cut corn, mushrooms, vegetables, french fries,cob corn, diced carrots, diced onion, cut cauliflower, cut broccoli, cut asparagus, brussels sprouts.
FRUITS INDUSTRY- processed vegetables, fruits and special prepared foods
SEA FOOD INDUSTRY- cooked shrimp, skin on shrimp, scallops


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Advanced Box MRT/VRT Tunnel Freezer

The Advanced Box MRT/VRT tunnel is customized according to required capacity, dimensions and integration of the total production cycle from production to packing area. The Advanced Box MRT/VRT tunnel  was carefully thought out saving space and achieving excellent adaptability.

  • High capacity
  • Variable/Multiple retention times
  • Cost efficient freezing/cooling
  • High flexibilty
  • Easy to clean
  • Mechanical reliable
  • Online support via internet
  • Up to 2000 units can be loaded and unloaded simultaneously.
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Packaged IQF Fluidized Tunnel Freezer

The CASCADE belt is a twin belt incline freezer providing positive conveying of products. The product is mechanically agitated in a thin layer on the first belt crust-frozen to seal in the moisture. The packaged freezer is pre-assembled and tested at our plant ready to be placed at your plant site.

This freezer is generally used for IQF. Small product particle range from 3/16 to 2 inch diameter.

VEGETABLE INDUSTRY- peas, green beans, cut corn, mushrooms, vegetables, french fries, cob corn, diced carrots, diced onion, cut cauliflower, cut broccoli, cut asparagus, brussel sprouts.
FRUITS INDUSTRY - blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, cherries, gooseberries, raspberries, diced pineapples, sliced apple.
SEA FOOD INDUSTRY - cooked shrimp, skin on shrimp, scallops.


Drag-thru-dolly Tunnel Freezer

The CASCADE belt is a twin belt incline freezer providing positive conveying of products. Assures excellent product freezing quality and reduced shrinkage loss. Equipped with two, or three conveyor lanes, can manually speed up or slow down each lane to meet any product needs. You have the option to chill or freeze three types of packaged products simultaneously.  Pre-assembled at our factory and fully tested to be easily assembled on site

Suited for crust freezing or chilling of tray packaged parts on a continual basis or to deep freeze the bulk parts and low grades overnight. 

POULTRY INDUSTRY - chill packs
RED MEAT INDUSTRY- ideally adaptable to chill primal, sub-primal, chubs, and offal or freeze all types of packaged items
VEGETABLE INDUSTRY- freezes packaged asparagus, broccoli, brussel sprouts, etc.
SEA FOOD INDUSTRY- freezes large fish such as salmon


Impingement Polybelt Tunnel Freeze

The IMPINGEMENT POLYBELT TUNNEL FREEZER utilizes a solid flat top polyethylene belt, which allows for gentle handling of the product and leaves no surface marks. High efficiency evaporators and fans, with a combination of concentrated air jets, are used to achieve fast freezing time with minimum dehydration of the product. The entire system is enclosed with a stainless steel finish high efficiency insulated enclosure.

Completely packaged and ready to be moved into place. All that is needed is to install the belt and connect services such as electric power, water, and refrigeration

Designed to freeze a wide variety of wet and soft products. Products such as raw meat, fish fillet, scallops, shrimp, squid and extruded products.


Multipass Belt Tunnel Freezer

The freezer is a continuous in-line-belt freezer designed to minimize product weight loss and assure quality gentle handling during freezing. Completely factory assembled and designed to minimize site installation time.

Designed to freeze or chill any product. Product larger than 1/2 inch round or thick with out any surface moisture such as Italian Pasta product, fried breaded/battered product.

POULTRY INDUSTRY - chicken parts, chicken nuggets
SEA FOOD INDUSTRY - fish sticks, raw shrimp, fish fillets


Tray Fluidized Tunnel Freezer

The Perforated Tray Tunnel System utilizes a combination of horizontal and vertical pulsating air, continuously turning the product.
Pre assembled and tested at our plant, it is then disassembled in sections for shipping, and quickly reassembled at your site.

This tray tunnel freezer is designed to freeze a wide variety of delicate products.

POULTRY INDUSTRY - diced chicken chunk
VEGETABLE INDUSTRY - peas, cut corn, diced carrots, diced mushrooms, diced spinish cooked rice, pasta product
SEA FOOD INDUSTRY - cooked shrimp, scallops


Contact Stainless Steel Belt Tunnel Freezer

ADVANCED CONTACT BELT TUNNEL FREEZER consists of cold rolled stainless steel band, aluminum air units (evaporators), insulated enclosure, control panel and supporting frames. Completely assembled and pre-wired in modular sections, for easy installation and for future expansion in freezing capacity. Pre-assembled at our factory and fully tested to be easily assembled on site

Used for IQF. Wet, fluid or soft high moisture products or soft extruded products. Also cooked or fried products requiring no marking on product such as fish fillets.

RED MEAT INDUSTRY - raw meat, hamburger patties
SEA FOOD INDUSTRY - raw scallops, fish fillets, raw shrimp
OTHER - products in trays at reduced capacity, products in slush or extruded forms


Variable Time Tunnel Freezer



Modular Tunnel Freezers = Scalability

Advanced modular tunnel freezers deliver SCALABILITY. As you grow your business and freezing process capacities need to increase, you can simply add a new section (modular tunnel freezer) without any major production interruptions. Our modular freezers allow you to expand your freezing capacities without having to replace your existing freezer.

Our designers can also help you plan for the future. If we have an idea of your future expansion plans we can make minor modifications that will save you a LOT of money in the future.

The Advanced Advantage

For over 40 years Advance Equipment has been a leading innovator in food production freezer systems. Basically, our worldwide reputation isour freezer systems are built like tanks that deliver years and years of use with minimal maintenance and lower operating costs.

Power consumption for example is an extremely important cost factor, especially in some countries with exorbitant power rates. Whenever our engineers design and innovate they have their eye on power consumption.

Sanitation is another important consideration, especially considering the cost of recalls and subsequent legal actions. Advanced is obsessive compulsive when it comes to hygiene standards. We not only have solved the sanitation problems inherent with tunnel systems, we have simultaneously lowered cleaning maintenance costs and the cost of ownership.

Rock Solid Reliability is mission critical to prevent downtime. If there is one factor that kills profit lines, it is downtime. Reliability is the main reason you will find Advanced freezer systems in over 20 countries.

There are numerous other advantages Advanced Equipment brings to the table. The bottom line is Advanced freezer systems deliver a high ROI.

CIP 'Cleaning in Place' Technology

Advanced freezer appreciates that cleanliness is a priority for food plants. Our freezers offer our own CIP 'Cleaning in Place' Technology along with over 30 years of reliable food freezing equipment for seafood processors.

What are You Waiting For?

Give us a call and one of our freezer system experts can answer any questions and show you an Advanced solution that covers your needs. You can also schedule a free introductory consultation on a new or used tunnel freezer.

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