Klinge/Morep Quick Thaw Units
can reduce drip loss dramatically
Dec 5, 2011 7:00 AM
Klinge Corporation recently announced its new line of Quick Thaw Units, which is produced in conjunction with Morep Food Process Systems Ltd. Klinge’s CBU-30 system is used to blast-freeze seafood and meat products, which can then be stored in the company’s SDF-60 or NMF-371 containerized systems at temperatures down to –60° C.
But according to Jason Flynn, Klinge sales manager, “The thawing of the product is just as important as the freezing and storage components. This is where the Klinge/Morep Quick Thaw Unit really provides a great value.”
About 70% of lean, fresh meat is water. One of the main challenges for meat and seafood processors in past decades has been determining how to best prevent that liquid from being lost during freezing, storage, and thawing of the meat.
“We strive to reduce the impact of this process in the freezing and storage portion of the transport,” said Flynn. “We have worked closely with Morep to ensure this trend continues during the thawing process, where unbalanced or poorly regulated thawing can lead to large amounts of drip loss of frozen meat and seafood.”
“The key to the success of the Quick Thaw Unit,” said Klinge President Henrik Klinge, “is the intelligent Klinge/Morep controller, which closely monitors and regulates internal container temperatures (within 1° C) and the thawing process as a whole, thereby reducing drip loss.”
Using a series of probes in and around the product, the controller will determine optimal air temperature and speed to facilitate thawing. It closely monitors desired core and surface temperature to ensure minimum damage to the product.
“This system has been shown by Morep to reduce drip loss by up to 50%, and the temperature data can be easily download and transmitted for food safety and quality assurance purposes,” said Klinge.
The patented defrost systems allow for accurate and effective defrost with minimal manual operation. Ten pre-programmed and reprogrammable sets of temperature protocols cover a variety of products so the programs can be easily selected by operators once loaded and allowed to run for up to 24 hours unmanned. The unit can be installed in insulated rooms. If plant space is at a premium, the unit can be mounted on movable insulated containers provided by Klinge/Morep, thereby also increasing workspace.
A high unit capacity allows the Quick Thaw Unit to defrost 10-12 pallets in 12-36 hours depending on product, product, temperature, and packaging configurations.
For more details, call Jason Flynn at 717-840-4500 ext 162, or e-mail email@example.com.
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