Our Continuous Tempering Tunnel simplifies the food tempering process from start to finish. This system offers precise control of product temperature for further processing, such as grinding, dicing, slicing, molding, and forming. The MIP 12 is capable of greatly reducing tempering time (from days to minutes!) for frozen meat, fish, poultry, fruit or bakery products. This system is able to temper up to 17,000 pounds (7,700 kg) of 0° F (-18° C) product per hour.
A Tunnel System for Continuous Microwave Tempering
The standard MIP 12 system consists of a single 4-foot by 4-foot by 8-foot long tunnel (1.2 meters by 1.2 meters by 2.5 meters). It is compatible with all 75 kW microwave generators. For additional power and to increase production output, additional generators can be added to the system. The upper limit recommendation is a maximum of four generators.
We consider the MIP 12 our flagship system. It offers improved product quality and yield, and drip loss minimization. We consider taste and sustenance as end-use factors of the utmost importance. Flavor and protein compounds remain in the product, and passed along to the consumer.
The product flows through the oven system on a 20-inch wide positive drive, articulated belt. We have options available for non-standard belt sizes. The standard conveyor belt is made of microwave transparent material. While our standard tunnels accommodate boxes 20″ by 10″ (50 cm by 25 cm), other tunnel sizes are also available.
Additional features include arc detection, emission sensors and safety interlocks on the door. The emission sensors can be placed on either end of the tunnel. The safety interlocks conforms to all applicable government safety standards.
Simplifying the Tempering Process
Overall, continuous microwave systems are able to process more product with less labor. For most applications, we highly recommend a continuous tunnel. Here are some of the highlights to tempering with our MIP 12 industrial microwave system:
- Continuous tempering on demand
- Add flexibility to food processing sequences
- Enables predictable final product temperature
- Assists with product quality and temperature control
- Improves total output and maximizes final yield
- Minimizes drip losses
- Helps retain protein and flavor compounds
- Precise control of input and output on a daily, weekly or monthly basis
Customer Satisfaction & Testimonials
The MIP 12 Tempering System is our leading industrial microwave solution. Here’s what our customers think:
“I have seen microwave applications at other plants, and felt it would be a good way for us to reduce yield loss for blocks of meat. It works well for grinding meat and it is a way for us to generate revenue.”
“We like using the MIP 12 to reduce moisture loss and save money. It also frees up locations we would normally use to temper the product. This allows us to keep our product consistently moving with zero yield loss.”
“By using the MIP 12, we save approximately 2% yield loss and free up 400 locations which normally were used for tempering the product.”
Questions about your specific application? Visit our applications page for more details.