Spiral freezer mechanically freeze and chill food products in a quick and effective manner. They are a good option for food processing companies with limited space, because they take up less floor area than tunnel or box freezers and can be located underneath other equipment and facilities.
They are also a popular choice for companies with food products that require a short freezing time, such as fried foods, pizzas, and other frozen desserts. A spiral freezer can provide these products with the rapid freezing and cooling they need, which means they can stay fresher for a longer period of time.
A spiral freezer has a helix-like conveyor belt, which makes it a good option for companies that need to quickly decrease the temperature of their products prior to transport or refrigerated storage. It is especially useful for companies that need to cool and freeze food products like meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, baked goods, and ready meals.
The helix-like design of a spiral freezer is also a good option for companies with limited floor space, because it allows for a high capacity and a large amount of product intake in a smaller footprint than other types of freezing equipment. It is also efficient and dependable because it can handle the freezing of various products at the same time, which can save companies money on energy costs and help them meet production demands.
Depending on the type of products you are freezing, a spiral freezer can be set up to move at different speeds, and this flexibility makes them a versatile choice for any business. For instance, if you are freezing seafood or other delicate food products, it may be necessary to slow down the freezer so that the food does not get damaged. Alternatively, if you are freezing chicken or other fatty foods, it will be more beneficial to speed up the freezer so that the food thaws faster.
In order to get the most efficiency out of your spiral freezer, it is important to check that your equipment is operating correctly and in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommended standards. This includes checking the air temperature, velocity, and flow rate of the freezer to make sure they are achieving the desired results. Achieving these targets will ensure that your products are being frozen and chilled in a fast and accurate manner, which will result in the best quality food product.
If you are looking for ways to improve the efficiency of your spiral freezer, Veregy can provide you with a variety of options that can yield significant, sustained energy savings year after year without compromising the product quality. Through our extensive energy consulting work with food industry professionals who use spiral freezers, we have identified several improvements that can be made to increase the efficiency of this type of refrigeration equipment. These improvements range from simple modifications to more complex upgrades and will typically pay for themselves in less than a year.