Costacurta designs and manufactures conveyor belts for spiral cooling towers used in the food industry. The conveyor belt is selected to facilitate transport and cooling based on the plant layout, operating conditions and product characteristics.
Moreover, the conveyor belts are easy to clean and are made of high-quality materials to guarantee utmost hygiene.
As well as guaranteeing a high-quality product, costacurta provides technicians and engineers to assist clients in the selection of the belts and their installation.
The cooling process is used to treat fresh or precooked foods. Cooling fresh foods delays the development of bacteria, prolonging the life of the product. In post-cooking processes, cooling is even more important given that the bacteria multiply rapidly at higher temperatures (usually between +20°c and +60°c approximately). It’s therefore indispensable to minimise the time the foods remain within these temperature intervals.
An effective cooling process involves cooking foods for a set time and then returning them rapidly to controlled temperatures, thus guaranteeing appropriate hygiene levels and avoiding weight loss due to evaporation.
Some products commonly subject to the cooling process are bread, pastries, pizza, pasta, poultry, meat, fish, fruit and vegetables.
Conveyor belts for spiral cooling towers
Products are cooled inside spiral towers. Spiral towers use all the available vertical space to guarantee the transit of foods inside the cooling unit for the correct time. Spiral towers are usually single or double and can have different set-ups to adapt to existing production processes and to the available space.
The foods to be cooled are transported into the cooling units on conveyor belts. The conveyor belts for spiral towers guarantee flexibility in every direction and are therefore suitable for tracks with both straight and curved sections. Costacurta’s conveyor belts are high-quality conveyor belts made of stainless steel. They guarantee maximum hygiene and ease of cleaning.
The distinctive characteristics of the Costacurta conveyor belts for spiral cooling towers:
- Wide range of pitches and turn radii
- High quality welding
- Smooth, uniform surfaces to handle the product correctly