When deciding to invest in an IQF industrial freezer, IQF processors have a lot of things to take into consideration, from the cost of purchase to energy efficiency, operational costs, technical features, cleanability, quality of the IQF products, production hours, down time, and footprint. However, sometimes IQF processors forget to think about the logistics and installation of the freezer. This is another important factor to take into consideration, as the need for assembly and installation of the IQF freezer can affect the normal production in the factory.

Traditional IQF industrial freezers require floor preparation because otherwise it will freeze and crack, damaging not only the floor surface, but the unit as well. This, together with the assembly of the freezer (traditional IQF freezers are generally big units made from different parts), makes it quite time consuming for IQF processors. The OctoFrost ™ IQF tunnel freezer is a compact, highly effective freezer with a small footprint. It is the smallest freezer on the market, usually with up to 50% smaller than any other freezer and not much wider than an up-stream processing line.

The small footprint of the OctoFrost™ isn’t the only advantage. The OctoFrost™ is also a ready build machine, which can be easily transported on a regular truck or container ship. OctoFrost™ comes readily tested from the factory and is ready for operation within 2-3 days after arrival, thus normal food production in the factory can continue during installation. Because of the compact design of the freezer that rests on its own supporting feet, there is no need for floor preparation, foundation or other fix installations. Also, the air can circulate under the freezer to avoid accumulation of cold in the floor.

Thanks to its optimal size, the OctoFrost™ IQF tunnel freezer can be moved into the production hall without any major arrangements, by just pushing it into the factory using a forklift. The installation process of an IQF industrial freezer can be quite important for iqf processors because it can save a lot of time and hassle, not only from a logistical point of view, but also taking into consideration the operation and production in the factory.

The small and compact design of the OctoFrost™ IQF tunnel freezer enables a swift transportation and installation. The freezer is loaded onto a truck, and comes ready-tested from the factory. With the intelligent free-standing design, the air can circulate under the freezer to avoid accumulation of cold in the floor. Another benefit is that there is no need for investing in a foundation or heating in the floor. The operating panel and inspection hatches can be installed on either the left or right side, which enables two freezers to stand beside each other with only one platform.

OctoFrost™ individual quick freezer is on its way to the customer.

When the freezer arrives to the customer the entire freezer is easily lifted.
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No preparation of floor is needed. The IQF industrial freezer rests on its own feet and air circulates under the freezer.

Two OctoFrost™ installed on footprint normally used for one traditional belt freezer.