Working in partnership with conveyance specialist Intralox, Starfrost introduces the latest in cooling technology – our Helix spiral freezers, chillers and coolers featuring DirectDrive.
The Helix spiral range with DirectDrive eliminates system friction to enable smooth, reliable performance. An ideal solution for food processors requiring exact product placement as well as demanding processing lines– particularly those using fried products and pastry productions lines where oil, fat, or sugar are present. By significantly reducing belt tension, the Helix range with DirectDrive ensures better system performance, reduced downtime, and substantially longer belt life.
The benefits of Helix spiral systems featuring DirectDrive technology:
Reduces product orientation issues
Improved cleaning and sanitation results
Eliminates slip and significantly reduces tension
Extended belt life
Increases throughput and has greater load capacity
Helix spiral systems with DirectDrive offer smooth, dependable product handling that eliminates the risk of skewed product while enabling downstream automation. The lightweight belting helps increase product throughput by supporting heavier product capacities. The reliability and predictability of the system ensures minimal downtime and maximum productivity.
The Helix range with DirectDrive simplifies sanitation procedures and safeguards the hygienic integrity of food products. The DirectDrive belt has no catch-points and is designed for easy release, minimising the risk of trapped or stuck product. Combined with the spiral design and increased open area, this ensures that clean-downs are quick, thorough, and predictable.
CASE STUDY – Helix Spiral Cooler with DirectDrive – Haywood & Padgett
Starfrost custom built a cooling system that enabled Haywood and Padgett to significantly increase production capacity. The Starfrost cooling system features two Helix spiral coolers, each constructed with a double drum that uses one single continuous belt, for maximum product throughput.
The Helix spiral coolers feature plastic modular belting using Intralox DirectDrive™ technology which eliminates product movement, an essential requirement within the bakery industry whereby product positioning is critical. The DirectDrive™ system integrated into the Starfrost Helix works by positively engaging the inner edge of the belt with the drum to drive the belt, the innovative design allows for the bakery to continuously operate the spiral cooler and removes the need to stop production for cleaning, a common downtime issue with manufacturers processing floury products.
Andy Harrison, Project Manager at Haywood & Padgett: “The Helix spiral cooler system has boosted processing capacity by a substantial 70%, we no longer have a bottleneck in our bakery, which allows production to run quicker and smoother. The Helix system also cools our products individually which has positively impacted product quality and consistency. The impressive design of the Intralox DirectDrive removes product movement and preserves product shape of our bakery products as well as eliminating friction issues between the drum and the belt.”
To find out more about the Starfrost Helix spiral range featuring DirectDrive technology, please contact our Technical team by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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