IPCO developed a cooling tunnel with improved energy efficiency provided by a newly designed airflow system, for use in the confectionery and bakery industries. The system can be designed with direct, indirect or impingement airflows, with a bottom cooling option also available. Airflow has been designed for maximum efficiency to deliver rapid, controlled cooling and significantly lower energy consumption than comparable lines.
Designed as an efficient, single-pass process, IPCO’s new line can be equipped with stainless steel or plastic belts in standard widths of 1,500 mm or 2,000 mm, with other sizes available. The length of the tunnel can be custom-designed. Other features include belt alignment and safety systems and the tunnel is supplied in modular form with all electrical equipment ready for connection, enabling fast installation and commissioning.
The cooling system can be used for anything from cooling for forming or molding processes in confectionery, to cooling bakery goods such as cookies, crackers, brownies, biscuits or cereal bars.
The new cooling tunnel represents a significant extension of the steel belt specialist’s portfolio for the bakery and confectionery industries.