Milmeq custom designs, engineers and manufactures chilling and freezing equipment for food processing operations, providing the complete solution to take the product from hot to cold.
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Milmeq custom designs systems for any type of food processing operation requiring chilling, freezing or thawing of product.
In the 1980’s Milmeq pioneered the introduction of large scale plate freezing technology to the meat industry, along with air-blast chilling and freezing tunnels. Today our plate freezers and single and multiple retention tunnels (SRT and MRT) are recognised as setting the global standard for optimising operating efficiencies and product quality.
With the key goals of increasing shelf life, prevention of weight loss, maintenance of product quality and ensuring consistency of product for the consumer, we have developed a range of chilling and freezing technologies. Our systems are configured to provide a hands-free environment in order to improve operator safety, reduce handling and retention time, increase product throughputs and enhance inventory management.
Our chilling and freezing expertise also includes carcass spray-chilling systems for beef, sheep and deer and complete refrigeration engine room design and air conditioning of process environments.
Milmeq offers industrial scale chiller design and spray chilling systems for product preservation.
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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.
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.
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.