Optimal airflow and the unique exchangeable bedplates of the OctoFrost IQF Freezer ensure gentle handling and good separation of the products, in all stages of the freezing process, even with extremely sensitive products. The end result is a premium product with a natural appearance.
Using the OctoFrost Individual Quick Freezing technology, the total energy savings are substantial, due to the frequency converters installed on each fan. This means that the food processor can adjust the speed of the fans based on the type of the product frozen. Furthermore, this setup requires less refrigeration in order to cool down the heat produced by the fans. The total energy savings can reach up to 20 – 30%.
Complex and optimal aerodynamics that can be achieved in the OctoFrost IQF tunnel reduce the dehydration of the IQF products and prevent snow formation in the freezer. Lower product dehydration translates into higher profitability for the food processor. Furthermore, the products will maintain their natural volume, shape, and color to be sold at a premium price.
The OctoFrost IQF tunnel Freezer is designed as an easily accessible monoblock unit, with rounded corners and sloping surfaces. The bedplates can be exchanged with ease for efficient cleaning, minimizing the risk of cross-contamination between different product batches. OctoFrost provides food safety in combination with an efficient Clean-in-Place (CIP) system.
The OctoFrost IQF Freezer is well-known for creating complex and unique aerodynamics due to a number of its key features. The unique bedplate configuration, the overall freezer design and shape, and the high-performance fans with frequency converters – all contribute to a high-quality IQF result.
ADJUSTABLE AIRFLOW FOR A PREMIUM PRODUCT
Due to the OctoFrost high-performance fans fitted with frequency converters, the airflow can be adjusted for each freezing zone to achieve best energy efficiency and optimal airflow for different product types. Without needing more than 75% – 85% fan speed, for some light product the speed does not exceed 30%, considerable energy savings are achieved. The OctoFrost™ custom-made axial vane fans have been carefully designed to work together with the OctoFrost™ Freezer body and bedplate. Also, by investing in a smaller compressor, the OctoFrost IQF Freezer has less heat to cool down and thus the fans consume even less energy.
OctoFrost™ IQF tunnel Freezer is designed as an easily accessible monoblock unit with rounded corners and sloping surfaces for easy and efficient cleaning. Easily exchangeable and cleaned outside the freezer, the bedplates decrease downtime without compromising food safety. In combination with an effective Clean-In-Place (CIP) system, it helps processors maintain high food safety standards. The free-standing monoblock housing allows thorough cleaning under the freezer as well.
The OctoFrost IQF Freezer is fitted with exchangeable bedplates instead of a belt. The OctoFrost bedplates are considered one of the most innovative improvements to the hygienic design of freezing tunnels. With a puzzle-like connection between the pieces of bedplates, these can be easily removed and washed outside the freezer:
- This gives the flexibility of quick product change without the risk of cross-contamination between different product batches.
- No down-time for cleaning the bedplates as a new and clean set can be used immediately after removing the used one.
- Easy and efficient cleaning outside the freezer for food safety.
The optimal thickness of the OctoFrost™ bedplates and the bedplate holes’ configuration create a higher pressure drop and avoid dead zones, making it possible to achieve optimal airflow with lower fan speed, depending on the product characteristics. This translates into less energy consumption with improved freezing result.
The OctoFrost ™ IQF tunnel Freezer is a compact and highly effective freezer with a small footprint. It is the smallest freezer on the market – usually up to 50% smaller than any other freezer for the same production capacity. It is also a ready built machine, which can be easily transported on a regular truck or container ship.
OctoFrost™ Freezer comes thoroughly tested from the factory and is ready for operation within 2-3 days after arrival, thus normal food production in the factory can continue during installation. Because of the compact design of the freezer that rests on its own supporting feet, there is no need for floor preparation, foundation or other fixed installations. Also, the air can circulate under the freezer to avoid accumulation of cold on the floor.
Because of its optimal size, the Octofrost™ IQF tunnel Freezer can be moved into the production hall by merely using a forklift without any big arrangements. The installation process of an IQF industrial Freezer is vital for IQF processors. A simple process can save a lot of time and hassle in logistics, operations and production in the factory.
OctoFrost offers a capacity range of 500 to 15,000 kg/h for the OctoFrost IQF Freezer.