Linde LLC has announced LIXSHOOTER® bottom injectors to help processors of meat, poultry, and other foods, raise the bar on food safety and productivity in mixer chilling operations.
The new injectors are easy to retrofit and feature advanced hygienic design. Unlike other cryogenic bottom-injection (BI) nozzles, the self-sealing injectors are designed to prevent food products from penetrating injector orifices.
The LIXSHOOTER injectors are strategically positioned on the bottom of the mixer, blender or kettle, and can rapidly chill ground meat and poultry mixes.
With a dual-cryogen option, the injectors can chill with either liquid nitrogen (LIN) or carbon dioxide (CO2). The dual-cryogen option for LIXSHOOTER injectors makes it possible to switch between LIN and CO2 in a matter of minutes rather than hours or days, providing for production flexibility and higher reliability in cryogen supply.
Mark DiMaggio, head of food and beverage, Linde Americas, elucidates, “With food safety of paramount concern, LIXSHOOTER injectors represent state-of-the-art hygienic design, and we can install them on almost any type of mixer, blender or kettle,”
“By replacing existing bottom-injectors with our new injection system, processors can upgrade mixer chilling production – without the high capital outlay for a new mixer or blender.”
The ability to handle wet mixes under sanitary processing conditions in high volume mixers opens up new possibilities for cold food processing and new product development. The hygienic design of the LIXSHOOTER injectors extends the advantages of BI chilling to a variety of even wet foods or ingredients.