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Vertical plate freezers

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Freezers for vertical block freezing

Vertical plate freezers are ideal for freezing large volumes of food and liquids very quickly to sustain the food quality and ensure food safety.

The vertical plate freezers are designed to block freeze food without or with little pre-handling directly on site. It is suitable for products such as fish, shellfish, meat and poultry, vegetables, fruits, liquids, by-products, and offal for pet food.

The freezing process is based on double contact freezing, and the method is 30% faster than the traditional blast freezing solutions. Our freezers are designed for the fast, economical freezing of large quantities while ensuring high product quality and the preservation of taste, texture, and nutritional value. With more than 10,000 installations worldwide, our plate freezing solutions are the preferred and trusted solutions across the market.

We offer four series of freezers with characteristic functionalities. Each freezer is specially designed to fit your capacity in terms of space on the production site as well as the preferred batch weight or block size.

Vertical freezer variants

Large capacity and cleaning-friendly design

The vertical plate freezers in the V3-7 series feature extra strong, hot-dip galvanized frames or frames in stainless steel, forks covered with PEHD or aluminum, and extruded aluminum plates. The plate freezers also include flexible PTFE hoses with stainless steel armoring that are individually pressure-tested.

The V3-7 series uses a single pass of refrigerant in the plates. This provides the best heat transfer possible – especially compared to other plate freezers on the market that use double pass.

V3-7 plate freezers are relevant for a number of industries. They can be used in the meat and poultry industry to thermally treat quality meat, MDM, or by-products, or in the fish and seafood industry for block freezing various products such as salmon, shrimps, and much more.

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Controlled core temperature

Add core point technology for efficiency and food safety

Corepoint technology for plate freezers

It is possible to include core point technology in your plate freezer. It is mounted inside the freezer to measure the core temperature of the product blocks. This allows you to temperature control and stop the freezing process at the accurate time rather than relying on an estimate that is likely to extend the freezing time. Not only does it ensure energy efficiency and increase your freezing capacity, but it is also timesaving and heightens food safety even further. The technology also enables enhanced documentation of the freezing process for each product.

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Other plate freezing solutions

If you’re interested in our other plate freezing solutions, we also have a variety of horizontal plate freezers. Much like our vertical plate freezers, they sustain food freshness, quality, and safety. Based on direct and double contact freezing, our horizontal freezers are ideal for freezing products in trays, cartons, boxes, or frames.

Read more about our horizontal freezers here

Horizontal plate freezers

Plate freezing technology

Plate freezing is a tray or block freezing method, which allows for a large freezing capacity. The method has a well-established preservation process that maintains a high food quality, nutritional value, and ensures a long storage life. It is particularly relevant for fast freezing high-volume products.

Plate freezing technology are used in many industries, but it is characteristic for the fish and seafood industry. Plate freezers allow for an immediate freeze of the whole product or parts of the food, such as fish filets. In other industries, it can be used to freeze the secondary product before further processing, such as meat, poultry, fruit, and vegetables. We recommend plate freezing for large scale productions of high-volume products. The start costs are higher when compared to cryogenic solutions, but it will break even in a very short time due to the extremely large freezing capacity and the low energy consumption.

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Plate freezing

Cryogenic freezing and cooling

Cryogenic freezing is relevant for industries where food safety and food quality are of the essence. It is widely used among manufacturers that add high value to their products, have a limited space in their production or companies with products in the beginning of a product life cycle.

We recommend cryogenic freezing for new production lines, seasonal production, or small and medium productions of high-quality food. Our IQF cryogenic solutions include spiral, tunnel, batch, and tumbler equipment, which covers all your cryogenic thermal treatment needs.

Read more about our IQF cryogenic solutions here

Cryogenic freezing

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