Systems & Equipment

Milmeq custom designs, engineers and manufactures equipment for primary food processing operations, providing the complete solution to take the product from hot to cold.

Use the below filters to filter our systems and equipment by system category and industry.

Meat

Milmeq custom designs systems to optimise processing for meat operations including beef, sheep, pork, goats, calves and deer.

Our red meat processing systems include complete abattoir design, incorporating all the systems and equipment to process beef and sheep product from hot to cold.

Having worked in the red meat industry since the 1950s, we pioneered many of the technologies which have shaped the operating environment today. For example, the inverted processing system, where carcasses are suspended by their fore legs during the pelt removal process, was pioneered by Milmeq in New Zealand in the 1980s; today it is recognised as setting the global standard for sheep and deer processing delivering superior food hygiene and operating efficiencies.

Our industry-leading plate freezers and chilling and freezing tunnels have been deployed in meat processing operations around the globe, delivering improvements in operational efficiencies as well as product quality.

The Milmeq Fully Automated Stock Transfer (MFAST) system is now revolutionising materials handling for meat processors, offering superior efficiency in operations, use of space and quality of product.

The following systems and equipment have been developed to enhance processing operations within the red meat industry.

Chillers and Cold Stores

Milmeq offers industrial scale chiller design and spray chilling systems for product preservation.

These include:

  • Automatic carcass chillers
  • Carcass spray chillers
  • Cold store facilities

Follow the links below to learn more about each of these systems.

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Automatic Carcass Chillers

Our automatic carcass chillers feature mechanised spacing and integrated indexing of product to allow for tracking and quality control.

Each chiller is custom designed to suit specific product requirements and ensure product quality is optimised. Processing rates and grading standards are key design considerations, as is the need to ensure product consistency, minimise weight loss and maintain quality presentation.

Automatic carcass chillers can be configured to allow for ageing, chilling or freezing of complete carcasses.

The automated system can be retrofitted to existing manual rails and delivers a significant labour saving.

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Carcass Spray Chillers

We offer spray chiller design, installation and commissioning for beef, sheep and deer. These can be part of a new chiller installation or retrofitted into existing chiller rooms and provide a controlled mist of chilled water over the carcass to aid the carcass chilling process, minimising the degree of weight loss through moisture evaporation.

Each spray chiller installation is optimised to the species, age and size range of carcasses to ensure carcass quality is preserved. Processing rates and grading standards are key design considerations, as is the need to ensure product consistency, minimise weight loss and maintain quality presentation.

Effective spray chilling systems can reduce weight loss from between 2.5-3.5% observed with air chilling to less than 0.5% weight loss with spray chilling over 24 hours. Spray chilling can reduce yield loss during the chilling process as well as providing a more rapid rate of chilling, leading to improved carcass quality and shelf life.

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Cold Store Facilities

We provide refrigeration designs for large scale cold storage facilities.

Each system is custom designed to suit the space and operational requirements, including those with mixed product types required to be held at varying temperatures.

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