First TRI-Tray designed to freeze whole over-wrapped turkeys at a feed rate of 12,000 lbs/hr.
System installed in 1971 and still operational today.
Major innovation introduced allowing horizontal space to be changed when moving transports
(tray carriers)into and out of vertical elevators. Results were significant increases in system reliability .
Systems installed to freeze pies. non-dairy coffee creamer, ice cream novelties and more.
First TRI-Tray to utilize a special fan coil system standard on modern TRI-Tray. Unique pressure zone
design increases air flow over all products by up to 100% while reducing fan BHP load by 50%.
System operated by programmable controller(PLC).
Introduced the patented FUSION CELL, which further increased cooling, freezing and hardening
capability of the TRI-Tray. Hollow aluminum cells are filled with a eutectic solution allowing system to
operate at level, instead of peak loads during production periods. The FUSION CELL is proven to provide
most rapid cooling method with lowest operating cost of all convection designs.
Introduced multiple row loading on trays further increasing production and cooling efficiency. New
transport roller greatly reduced maintenance requirements.
Development and production of a completely redesigned TRI-Tray. Every component upgraded in
design to reduce major lubrication levels to 5.0 year cycles. Life expectancy of major system
components now 25+ years. System reliability and product shrinkage through system reach near
perfection level. New systems have multiple retention time abilities with product feed rates exceeding
Redesign of air system enhances even air distribution over the product using Laminar Air Flow patterns
and significantly reduces already low energy requirements, making the TRI-Tray the only "Green" system
available for cooling, hardening and freezing process. Redesigned Transport wheels and Rails reduce
towing load and wheel wear and enhance air flow. New Allen-Bradley RS 5000 Logix
programming and color Video monitoring of Loader/Unioader portion of system is standard equipment.