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Read to Know About Freezer Spacer Removal Systems in Cold Storage

Today, one of the most common methods of preserving any food is freezing. Many different varieties of products can be frozen.

Some of them include:

  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Pizza
  • Prepared foods
  • Yogurt
  • Entrees
  • Eggs
  • Ice cream
  • Meat
  • Butter
  • Pork
  • Fish
  • Turkey
  • Chicken
  • Beef
  • Lamb

Top Industries can offer a customized freezer spacer solution for these businesses that are dealing with the above products.

Although lots of improvements have taken place in freezing technologies over the last 40 years, however, the 4 types of plastic freezer spacers are always in very high demand.

  • Egg crate
  • Maxi
  • Heavy-duty lattice
  • Open profile

All of these freezer spacers have remained popular because of the benefits they offer businesses that need to keep frozen goods. One key advantage for those trying to reduce utility expenses is the time-saving features of freezer spacers.

By making it simple for cool air to travel between product stacks while still offering security, these spacers reduce processing time. Products end up with a uniform and quicker freezing across entire pallet loads thanks to the unhindered airflow.

Plastic freezer spacers are a washable, stackable, reusable, and also recyclable substitute for wooden freezer spacers. Food contamination is more likely on wood pallets since the material will absorb moisture and is frequently not completely smooth.

In contrast, plastic spacers have surfaces that are hygienic and simple to clean, making them ideal for storing and transporting food.

The removal of freezer spacers, dividers, and slats in cold storage facilities is best accomplished with the pallet retriever approach of transfer equipment.

It was developed to be an alternative to the traditional 180° pallet inverter, which at the time lacked ground loading and pallet separation capabilities but later became the norm in the industry.

The following are other types of industries that use such freezer spacer removal systems:

  • Blast freezing facilities
  • Distribution centres
  • Third-party logistics
  • Meat, pork, poultry, and other seafood processing facilities
  • Regional mixing centres

How do such freezer spacer removal systems work?

While you remove blast freezing dividers or freezer spacer/slats:

  • Your load is positioned in a pallet retriever or inverter at ground level
  • Load is then clamped for securing the product as needed
  • Load inverted from its ready position to 95⁰
  • Load un-clamped
  • The product is going to be pulled away from the load table due to gravity or a powered skate table
  • Blasting Divider or Freezer Slats will then be removed at a comfortable working height
  • Load is clamped
  • Then the load is inverted back up to its ready position
  • Load is un-clamped
  • Load is removed

When transferring or exchanging export, in-house, or rental pallets:

  • Load is placed in inverter at ground level
  • The load is then clamped to secure the load
  • Load inverted down to its horizontal position
  • Load un-clamped
  • The old pallet is then removed by hand and a new pallet is inserted by hand
  • Load clamped for securing the load
  • The load will then be inverted back up to its ready position
  • Load un-clamped

Transferred or exchanged load is now ready for long-term storage or for shipment staging

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