Tunnel Freezer : Is it the Right Choice?
Introduction to Tunnel Freezer :
Tunnel Freezers are specialized IQF Freezers that are capable of freezing large quantities of produce in short periods of time while ensuring that the products are frozen without causing any clumps from developing or having the product stick together, thereby compromising quality. This specialized method of freezing is known as IQF. Before we proceed with in depth information on the Tunnel Freezer, let us understand the process behind IQF or Individual Quick Freezing.
What is IQF?: Use in Tunnel Freezer
The term IQF stands for “Individually Quick Frozen”. The IQF method of freezing is special because of its ability to individually freeze all its components and keep them separate from each other. IQF freezers are specially designed to vibrate and shake to ensure that the individual products are separated and are frozen without any clumping. This enables products such as peas, beans, strawberries, blueberries, shrimp and other similar products to frozen in a way regular freezers or blast freezers cannot.
Food and produce that is frozen through slower means of freezing tend to be dry and damaged when they are defrosted. The formation of larger ice crystals damage the cell walls and reduce the quality of the food. IQF freezing however does not allow the process of bigger ice crystal formation to take place.
The process of ice crystallization takes place between 30 to 25º F or -1 to -4º C. IQF Freezers freeze content extremely fast, bypassing this crucial zone as quickly as possible. This ensures that the food manages to freeze while barely having the chance to develop ice crystals within itself, thereby maintaining product quality.
By quickly freezing the product, the cells within the food are undamaged and preserved so that a higher quality result is acquired every time.
Our very own Artlock Freezer Line comes with IQF Freezing Capabilities. With the best in Japanese Freezing Technology our Artlock Freezers come packed with a myriad of features guaranteed to give you the edge you need in your business.
The advancement in terms of how well products can be frozen and to what extent are reaching new heights. This new technology has been seamlessly integrated into tunnel freezers and is rapidly sought after in companies that are involved in the business of food preservation and distribution.
What sets a Tunnel Freezer apart?
Now that we have a better understanding of what IQF is, we may move onto learning more about Tunnel Freezers and what they can offer to the food preservation industry.
A tunnel freezer is a specialized flash freezer that is capable of freezing large quantities of produce in a much shorter period of time. A tunnel freezer is usually used in industries or companies that wish to freeze very large amounts of inventory on a regular basis. These are mostly industries or companies involved in the manufacture or processing and preservation of sea food, shell fish, meats, processed and prepared foods, etc.
Unlike a run of the mill commercial freezer, tunnel freezers are able to deliver premium flash freezing power to large production and supply demands.
Benefits of Tunnel Freezers:
Compared to other run of the mill commercial freezers, our specialized tunnel freezers boast the highest quality freezing standards in the market. Most commercial freezers are unable to prevent drip loss, with statistics showing upto 3-4% average drip loss on most tunnel freezers. Our Tunnel Freezers however, have an effective 0.3% drip loss ratio making it the best in the market.
In addition to this, in terms of efficiency, our freezers are also up to 30% more energy efficient when compared to their commercial counterparts. This will help businesses curb costs long term and increase their profits exponentially. With our specialized Tunnel Freezer line, businesses will be able to freeze their products efficiently and ensure the highest speed and quality the market has to offer. This will definitely give businesses the edge they need to compete in the ever expanding food processing and storage market.
Our Specialized Tunnel Freezer:
Our Tunnel Freezer is large scale customized version of our freezer line that has the same advanced freezing technology specially modified to meet the growing demand of business professionals that they face with their growing customer base and increase production of their products.
To give you an idea of how our Tunnel Freezer differs from the rest, we are going to outline some of the features.
360° Freezing to freeze all surfaces of contents being frozen
Frozen contents will maintain original texture and flavor
No ice buildup in the vents for easy cleaning and easy use
24 Hour freezing
Tunnel freezer model size customization
IQF and BQF capabilities.
Benefit of Continuous production with little labor costs!
Our Tunnel Freezers are also able to freeze cooked products that are at high temperatures of up to 90 degrees Celsius (194 F) with no pre cooling necessary, thereby eliminating freezing slowdowns. This is due to the continuous circulation of air within the freezer and no intake of additional hot, outside air. By ensuring continuous inner air freezing capabilities, products will be frozen quickly and efficiently each and every time!
These IQF technology features are what set us apart from other IQF technology based freezers in the market. With advanced flash freezing technology on the forefront, you can trust us that your products will be perfectly frozen; always.
Fast, Precise, 360° Coverage and Reliable, you cannot go wrong with our exclusive Freezer Line.
Concluding Thoughts : Is a tunnel freezer worth it?
When it comes to staying ahead of the competition, it is imperative that businesses focus on having resources and capabilities that competitors do not. When it comes to preservation and the manufacture and processing industry, this competition is particularly vicious. The Tunnel Freezer has the ability to give your business the push it needs to set it apart and stand out from a crowd of competitors.
If you are looking for the means to ensure fast, quality freezing provided by the best in freezing technology to ensure the retention of flavor, texture and moisture of your products, then look no further.
We believe that our tunnel freezer can get you there. Please contact us via the blue mail toggle, contact form, or you are more than welcome to contact us directly at [[email protected]]