MILMEQ® Plate Freezers feature aluminium freezer plates containing internal refrigerant circuits in a horizontally stacked configuration. These plates make direct contact with cartons of product to provide rapid, energy efficient freezing.
We continue to improve our plate freezer designs and one of our latest innovations is the single station opening (SSO) model. In this configuration, only one set of plates opens at a time to load or unload product, leaving the others closed to continue the freezing process.
The SSO model delivers up to 3.5 hours additional freezing time. Depending on production requirements, this can result in a greater product turnover or the plate evaporating temperature can be raised to gain a further reduction in energy consumption.
Generally, a requirement of the plate freezer system is for all cartons entering the freezer to be exactly the same size. A recent innovation has allowed multiple height cartons to be accommodated in one plate freezer.
A key component that is now a standard part of the plate freezer is a desiccant dehumidifier. A stream of very low dew point air provides a slight positive pressure to the plate freezer enclosure minimising frost build-up on equipment and sensor surfaces, and minimising the need for defrost.
Plate freezers are available in automatic, semi-automatic or manual configurations. They can be supplied with range of refrigerants including ammonia (Nhh) and carbon dioxide