Hygienic Cryogenic Tunnel Freezer accelerates IQF process.
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Linde Launches CRYOWAVE(TM) Hygienic Tunnel Freezer
575 Mountain Ave.
Murray Hill, NJ, 07974, USA
Murray Hill, New Jersey, U.S., September 22, 2009 - Individual quick freezing (IQF) just got faster and easier, thanks to a new, hygienic cryogenic tunnel freezer from Linde.
Processors who freeze IQF items such as pizza toppings, diced poultry, shrimp, pasta or fruit now have a better option for increasing capacity and maintaining product quality and yield. Linde North America, part of The Linde Group, a world leading gases and engineering group, has launched the CRYOWAVE(TM) hygienic tunnel freezer.
"The Linde CRYOWAVE freezer is yet another example of how Linde can help processors make safer, higher quality food while maximizing production capacity per unit of floor space," said Mark DiMaggio, head of food and beverage markets, Linde North America.
The CRYOWAVE freezer is part of the Linde CRYOLINEŽ family of hygienic freezers. The dual-function CRYOWAVE freezer combines Linde's industry leading CRYOLINE hygienic tunnel platform with a patented, controllable vibrating system that delivers the highest attainable amount of IQF product.
The CRYOWAVE freezer uses liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide to rapidly crust freeze, sealing in moisture to maintain product quality and yield. Even when running at peak capacity - 15,000 pounds per hour - the CRYOWAVE freezer retains 99.5 percent of the food product, compared with 98 percent seen in competing mechanical or cryogenic designs.
"The freezer's unique design practically eliminates product waste due to breakage, clumping or sticking to the freezing belt so processors can still attain the 'free flowing' product characteristics their customers value," DiMaggio said.
Processors who want to run multiple products or who need to consolidate freezing lines will appreciate the ability to turn off the freezer's vibrating feature in order to freeze flat, trayed or formed products. "The CRYOWAVE freezer's two-in-one freezing capacity means processors get a bigger bang for their buck while conserving floorspace," DiMaggio said.
Like other freezers in the CRYOLINE family, the CRYOWAVE freezer was designed in accordance with U.S. Department of Agriculture and American Meat Institute guidelines for sanitary design. It has no niches to harbor pathogens and sloped external and internal surfaces to eliminate liquid collection and to facilitate easy draining. It offers complete access to all areas for easy cleaning and inspection, reducing maintenance downtime.
Processors who would like to experience how the CRYOWAVE(TM) freezer handles their specific products can see the freezer in operation at Linde's food lab in Cleveland, Ohio. Please contact your sales rep for more information, or contact Linde at 1-800-755-9277.
The CRYOWAVE freezer will also be on display in Linde's booth #N 1124 at the Worldwide Food Expo in Chicago's McCormick Place, October 28-31. Linde representatives will be on hand to discuss processors' freezing and chilling needs and to explore the most effective cryogenic solutions.
The Linde Group is a world leading gases and engineering company with almost 50,000 employees working in around 100 countries worldwide. In the 2008 financial year it achieved sales of EUR 12.7 billion (USD 15.9 billion). The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards sustainable earnings-based growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services.
Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment - in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. Linde is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
For more information, see The Linde Group online at www.linde.com.
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