With years of experience working in the frozen food industry, OctoFrost realized the shortcomings of the traditional freezing technology in terms of cost-effectiveness and space efficiency. Thus, by listening to the needs of its customers, OctoFrost developed a flagship product that works on the principles of impingement and provides seafood processors with a sustainable solution for safely freezing high-quality products – the Multi-Level Impingement Freezer.
What is Impingement?
Impingement freezing is a rapid freezing method that uses high velocity and high volume of cold air streams from above and below the product. This helps to efficiently break the static layer of air surrounding the product, resulting in quick freezing within just a few minutes while guaranteeing minimum dehydration and premium product quality.
This type of freezing is suitable for thinner food products up to 25 mm thick, such as fish fillets and shrimps of all types, or for crust freezing larger products prior to slicing them.
A cost-effective alternative to most existing solutions
Designed for a small footprint, the compact design of the OctoFrost Multi-Level Impingement Freezer achieves more than double the production capacity per m2 of factory space compared to most existing solutions.
Instead of using a single belt like most freezers, the multiple levels of straight belts provide several advantages to food processors, including a higher load capacity, preserved product shape, and the flexibility to run different products on each level. As a result, processors are able to minimize production costs while selling their products at a premium price.
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Due to these features, the OctoFrost Multi-Level Impingement Freezers provide a cost-effective alternative to most spiral freezers, which are bulkier and may deform products during freezing. On the other hand, they are favorable to cryogenic freezers since they utilize a natural reusable energy source i.e. air. This offers a competitive advantage to food processors that eliminates running costs associated with buying liquid nitrogen before freezing each batch of product.
Another competitive advantage offered is food safety. Due to its open and reachable design, the OctoFrost Multi-level Impingement Freezer allows easy inspection and ensures thorough cleaning and maintenance, meeting the highest hygiene standards in the food industry.
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Triple glazing: a lucrative opportunity for seafood processors
One of the most significant advantages of investing in the OctoFrost Multi-Level Impingement Freezer is the possibility to install glazers at both ends of the freezer. This setup makes it possible for seafood processors to glaze three times and harden the glaze inside the same freezer as the product moves from one layer of the belt to the other. This further helps to preserve the product while contributing to the cost-effectiveness and productivity of the equipment.
With the Octofrost Multi-Level Impingement Freezer, we honor our commitment to constantly innovate sustainable, cost-effective, and space-efficient processing solutions.
Learn more about OctoFrost IQF freezing solutions by visiting www.octofrost.com.