Cooling tunnels ensure controlled reduction of temperature in batch and continuous handling systems. These tunnels use blowers that force ambient air into a tunnel while at the same time draw heated air from parts out the opposite end. Food products are moved through these cooling tunnels via conveyors and are sent to a cooling space after.
Depending on the food product, water or gas can be used as a coolant and may be sprayed over the product. Cooling tunnels provide and control product temperature through processes like convection, conduction, and radiation cooling. These systems are used in many types of food processing facilities for vegetables, fruits, snack foods, baked goods, and other applications.
Regal Equipment offers used and reconditioned cooling tunnels from manufacturers including FMC and I&H. To learn more about a specific food processing cooling tunnel, click on the product name below.