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:
Starfrost helix spiral freezers, chillers and coolers are relevant for a variety of food products which require medium to long retention times, such as cheese, ice cream, ready meals, poultry, pizza, potato products, fish, desserts and bakery products.
As the Australasian agent for UK based Starfrost, H&C delivers the spiral and IQF chilling and freezing technologies to food manufacturers in New Zealand and Australia.
These systems use similar air flow technology and refrigeration design to our SRT and MRT tunnels but occupy a reduced footprint.
They are typically used for smaller, un-cartoned products (such as 10kg / 20lb blocks of cheese) or lower-throughput operations.
Air is circulated across all product surfaces to achieve a high heat removal rate, without subjecting delicate items to excessive air speeds. Systems can be designed for either automatic or manual loading.
Starfrost spirals are offered as low to medium capacity pre-built units or larger custom designed and site-built systems.