GEA Group AG

04/15/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/15/2019 02:30

ProPak Asia – GEA presents its CALLIFREEZE® control system for the S-Tec spiral freezer

CALLIFREEZE® is the world's first system to autonomously monitor and control product quality at the freezer exit. It has been proven to allow frozen food processors to confidently increase evaporation temperatures, reduce energy consumption, achieve accurate product quality control and avoid product wastage associated with many batch operations. In addition to saving money, CALLIFREEZE® helps GEA customers meet their Industry 4.0 strategy requirements as well as their sustainability targets. In March 2019 CALLIFREEZE® won an innovation award at CFIA (Carrefour des Fournisseurs de l'industrie Agroalimentaire), the trade fair for the food packaging and processing industry, in Rennes, France.

The CALLIFREEZE® control system automatically adjusts the retention time, air temperature and fan speed of the freezer to achieve the precise level of freezing required, with minimum energy consumption. Customers can choose whether to reduce retention time, and so increase production; or maintain retention time and reduce energy usage. In some applications, an 80 percent LOF at freezer discharge is acceptable because the product is 'finished off' in the cold store - which can be controlled accurately with CALLIFREEZE®. The system is suitable for use with a wide range of food products including meat, vegetables, poultry, fish, ready-to-eat meals, bakery and dairy products.