A frozen food specialist needed a means of processing seven different fractions of product size – all on one production stream and in one pass.
To take a number of grades of product through the flow process and capture them into the required output sizes – segregated by size and ready for either storage, freezing, or transfer to the end of line packing.
The criteria for judging success was:
- Flexibility to allow multi product application
- Speed of changeover
- Ease of line clean hygiene
Our customised grading solutions incorporate an upper deck for A grade products, with lower decks in place to segregate B, C, and D grade products. A bottom deck is in place to remove fines and particles.
Designated exit points are there to ensure that no future integration occurs, so there’s never any danger of cross-contamination of grades.
And should retailers request different grades from season to season, our customised grading solutions can be supplied with a set of change screens to suit the required grades.
Greatly reduced processing times. For example, the processing time for pea season has now been reduced from 11 weeks to just nine. This results in significantly reduced running costs with no corresponding reduction in output or quality.