When talking to our customers around the world, they have the same challenges in their processing businesses: labour, worker safety, hygiene and product safety and quality control. The most cost-effective way to address these issues is automation.
Our point of difference lies in our ability to develop and deliver custom solutions in response to each customer’s specific needs.
Drawing on our full range of equipment and integrating these with additional equipment from other suppliers, H&C can provide complete line integration and optimisation.
For cheese processors we can provide an integrated solution for the back end of processing, from the cheese tower to palletising.
And for cheese converters we provide this integration at the front end, from de-palletising through de-packaging to deliver an unwrapped block ready for cutting, slicing or other further processing.
Many of our systems can also be applied to butter, cream and other dairy products.
H&C, BetaVac and Milmeq technology has been installed for many of the world’s biggest names in dairy. All of our systems have a reputation for reliability and simplicity of operation.
The following products feature in our solutions for dairy processors:
Collaboration with the cheese producing industry on the newly adopted hot formed cheese block tower making process resulted in the development of the MILMEQ® Cheese Cooling Tunnel, then known as the Realcold Rapid Chiller, during the 1970s.
The Milmeq Cheese Cooling Tunnel provides a true first in, first out, 24-hour cooling cycle for cheese that ensures product quality, colour and flavour are maintained.
Our tunnels employ an air blast based system that provides uniformed conditioning to chill product. Application of very low temperature airflow in a controlled environment enables a fast chill, which can avoid bitter flavours developing in the cheese.
Milmeq tunnels allow control over air temperature, air velocity and retention time, meaning they can be custom designed to handle any product in a carton, box, case, mould, crate or plastic liner.
Interfacing conveyor systems provide completely automatic, hands-free loading and unloading of product, precisely timed to achieve the desired temperature. Eliminating manual handling preserves product quality and reduces the incidence of injury through strain.
Milmeq cheese cooling tunnels are suitable for chilling a range of cheese products, including block cheese (such as cheddar), mozzarella and cream cheese.