Choose your affordable freezer option
The right freezer for your food production needs depends on your business and budget. OEM supplier Advanced Food Equipment (AFE) offers many freezer options.
Tunnel-type quick-freezers are a variation on the air-blast design, in which the products are frozen while being transported by conveyor through the freezing chamber. The rate of freezing depends on the temperature and speed of the freezing media (cold air or cryogenic refrigerant) in contact with the food. This is the most popular type of freezer used in the food industry.
AFE has recently introduced new field-proven hybrid model tunnel freezers combining hybrid technology for reduced energy consumption, modular designs for immediate installations and hygienic construction that was once considered impossible. These tunnels are applied to the processing of small meat products as well as many varieties of fruits and vegetables.
Spiral freezers have a circular conveyor carrying the product from the bottom to the top of the freezer. A space-saving and energy-saving option for quick freezing applications.
AFE packaged spiral freezers offer modular design with faster freezing and lower energy consumption. The packaged spiral freezer is provided in single to multiple pieces for installation in days vs. weeks, integrating the most innovative overall design methods to ensure simplistic, reliable and hygienic operation for years.
Site-built Spiral - sanitary floor design with vertical or horizontal air flow. The site built spiral solution is provided for installations where larger modular sections cannot be utilized. The site built spiral solution is provided for installations where larger modular sections cannot be utilized. The same innovative methods of design are integrated into the site build machines for reliability, efficiency and hygiene. AFE designs the site built for minimal installation times in the most challenging locations.
External Spiral Freezer - incorporate a spiral freezer external to your facility with the entire machine self-sufficient requiring no special foundation or roofing requirements.
Drag-through Dolly Freezer
Conveyor lanes for the simultaneous freezing of up to three types of packaged foods.
Contact Belt Freezer
Fast freezing times with minimized hydration loss ideal for use in most foods such as raw meat, seafood, candies and baby food.
Contact belt freezers are most beneficial for poultry, red meat and seafood, rapidly sealing the product for elimination of moisture loss and preservation of quality and taste. Flat belts eliminate product markings or altered product shape.
IQF Fluidization Freezer
Exceptional efficiency, high velocity frigid air to fluidize and freeze the product. Fluidized bed freezers are designed for small solid particles (granular or diced) floating in a cooling media, which produces uniform freezing of product.
In a plate freezer, product is set between two rigid plates with refrigerant circulated in channels housed inside the plates. This is a good option to prevent bulging of product due to volume expansion from water to ice; the pressure from the plates allows the food to keep its shape. Best suited for rectangular-shaped product with a thickness of less than 50mm.
Multilevel Box Freezers
Box freezers allow storage of different sized product. Simple circulation system allows for low maintenance cost; best for product not sensitive to slower freezing times.