ROSS BOUNDARY LAYER CONTROL (BLC)

State-of-the-art Ross Boundary Layer Control (BLC) Impingement Tunnels rapidly and economically chill or freeze fresh products, giving food processors significant productivity gains and higher production yields. Ross BLC Tunnels chill or crust freeze meat primals, freeze flat products (with minimum weight loss), and produce free flowing IQF products such as nuggets, meat balls, fruits, and vegetables.

ROSS BOUNDARY LAYER CONTROL (BLC)

State-of-the-art Ross Boundary Layer Control (BLC) Impingement Tunnels rapidly and economically chill or freeze fresh products, giving food processors significant productivity gains and higher production yields. Ross BLC Tunnels chill or crust freeze meat primals, freeze flat products (with minimum weight loss), and produce free flowing IQF products such as nuggets, meat balls, fruits, and vegetables.

ROSS BOUNDARY LAYER CONTROL (BLC)

State-of-the-art Ross Boundary Layer Control (BLC) Impingement Tunnels rapidly and economically chill or freeze fresh products, giving food processors significant productivity gains and higher production yields. Ross BLC Tunnels chill or crust freeze meat primals, freeze flat products (with minimum weight loss), and produce free flowing IQF products such as nuggets, meat balls, fruits, and vegetables.

PROCESSOR BENEFITS

BLC impingement chilling:

  • When coupled with pressing, increases slice yield.
  • Enhances product bloom.
  • Increases plant efficiency and processor profits
  • Slicing chilled, pressed product optimizes tray fill.
  • In-line processing minimizes work-in-process inventory.

BLC impingement freezing:

  • Minimizes product freeze time.
  • Minimizes cell damage and resulting product dehydration.
  • Maintains product quality.
  • Enhances product bloom.

KEY FEATURES

  • Utilizes impingement heat transfer – minimizes chill and freeze time.
  • Integral fin tube evaporator design – efficient heat transfer and easy to clean.
  • On-line evaporator defrost – enables continuous multi-shift operation.
  • Modular construction – easy to expand as production requirements grow.
  • Stainless steel enclosure and self-standing.
  • Touch screen controls.
  • Three belt design provides process flexibility, configured as cascade and/or independent.
  • Portion Control and Case-Ready Chilling: Fresh primals are crust chilled enabling forming, slicing and packaging in a continuous in-line process
  • Freezing: Individually quick freeze flat products creating free flowing items such as patties, boneless marinated chicken breasts, diced meats, nuggets, meat balls, pizza topping, fruits and vegetables.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

PRODUCT DOWNLOADS

PRODUCT IMAGES

PRODUCT VIDEO

PROCESSOR BENEFITS

BLC impingement chilling:

  • When coupled with pressing, increases slice yield.
  • Enhances product bloom.
  • Increases plant efficiency and processor profits
  • Slicing chilled, pressed product optimizes tray fill.
  • In-line processing minimizes work-in-process inventory.

BLC impingement freezing:

  • Minimizes product freeze time.
  • Minimizes cell damage and resulting product dehydration.
  • Maintains product quality.
  • Enhances product bloom.

KEY FEATURES

  • Utilizes impingement heat transfer – minimizes chill and freeze time.
  • Integral fin tube evaporator design – efficient heat transfer and easy to clean.
  • On-line evaporator defrost – enables continuous multi-shift operation.
  • Modular construction – easy to expand as production requirements grow.
  • Stainless steel enclosure and self-standing.
  • Touch screen controls.
  • Three belt design provides process flexibility, configured as cascade and/or independent.
  • Portion Control and Case-Ready Chilling: Fresh primals are crust chilled enabling forming, slicing and packaging in a continuous in-line process
  • Freezing: Individually quick freeze flat products creating free flowing items such as patties, boneless marinated chicken breasts, diced meats, nuggets, meat balls, pizza topping, fruits and vegetables.

PRODUCT DOWNLOADS

PRODUCT IMAGES

PRODUCT VIDEO

MODEL BLC

NOMINAL PRODUCT RATE(S)
*Product Dependent

Over 1,000 lbs./hr./module (Freezing)
Up to 2,400 lbs./hr./module(Chilling)
Up to 5,500 lbs./hr./module (Cooling)

TIER CLEARANCE

2", 3", 4", 5", 6", 7"

USABLE CONVEYOR WIDTH

38" (36” Usable)

TUNNEL CONFIGURATION

Independent and/or Cascade

EVAPORATOR CAPACITY
(@40° EVACUATION SUCTION TEMP.)

33 TR per module (Ammonia)
18 TR per module (Freon)

REFRIGERANT TYPE

Ammonia or Freon

POWER REQUIREMENTS

17 kw/module (nominal)

VOLTAGE REQUIREMENTS

0.230" to 0.690" - (5.84 mm to 17.46 mm)

CONVEYOR TYPE

Stainless Steel or Plastic

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

MODEL BLC

NOMINAL PRODUCT RATE(S)
*Product Dependent

Over 1,000 lbs./hr./module (Freezing)
Up to 2,400 lbs./hr./module(Chilling)
Up to 5,500 lbs./hr./module (Cooling)

TIER CLEARANCE

2", 3", 4", 5", 6", 7"

USABLE CONVEYOR WIDTH

38" (36” Usable)

TUNNEL CONFIGURATION

Independent and/or Cascade

EVAPORATOR CAPACITY
(@40° EVACUATION SUCTION TEMP.)

33 TR per module (Ammonia)
18 TR per module (Freon)

REFRIGERANT TYPE

Ammonia or Freon

POWER REQUIREMENTS

17 kw/module (nominal)

VOLTAGE REQUIREMENTS

0.230" to 0.690" - (5.84 mm to 17.46 mm)

CONVEYOR TYPE

Stainless Steel or Plastic