Linde North America has introduced a new range of freezers which will help food processors to increase their net profit, whilst maintaining a high standard of quality.

The new freezers, due to be showcased at the International Poultry Exposition in Atlanta, have been designed to offer food producers a more efficient way of freezing food, therefore increasing production capacity, quality and yield.

One of the newest products to be exhibited is the hygienic cryogenic impingement freezer, which delivers a higher freezing capacity per unit of floor space than any other straight-line freezer, and produces a consistent, uniform freeze that locks in moisture and reduces dehydration.

Mark DiMaggo, Head of Food and Beverage Markets for Linde North America commented on the new product saying, “The Linde hygienic impingement freezer is perfect for processors who want either to completely freeze food products or to augment existing capacity by crust freezing before moving the product into a mechanical freezer.”

Another product, which will be introduced to the North American market initially, is the CRYOWAVE™ multi-purpose freezer.

The European-designed, multi-purpose freezer can efficiently freeze individual quick frozen (IQF) as well as flat and trayed products, including diced poultry.

The freezer’s versatile and flexible design, which uses either liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide, agitates the product as it is conveyed through the freezer, giving it the ability to crust freeze products individually, irrespective of shape, form or orientation, without affecting product integrity.

Commenting on the CRYOWAVE™ freezer, DiMaggio said, “Combining agitation with simultaneous cryogen injection ensures the product rapidly cools, forming an outer crust that locks in the moisture, maintaining product yield and quality.”

He added, “The freezer’s ability to easily adapt from one product to another allows customers to consolidate their freezing lines, resulting in a very cost-effective freezing solution.”

All of the freezers have had to incorporate many critical hygiene principles in order to meet strict regulations.