The ambient spiral from Charlottetown Metal Products (CMP)—a division of Food Processing Solutions (FPS)—entered the market this year and was on display at the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) 2022 in Las Vegas. The belt can reach up to 72 in. wide, which allows bakeries making larger products to keep them in the same orientation they are at when they leave the oven to cool, meaning the product won’t be manipulated and have its shape altered.
A key technology from FPS used in the ambient spiral is the drive engagement bar on the drum. It introduces the belt into the cage using only stainless steel which is designed for full washdown capabilities and easier maintenance because it experiences less wear. This increases the belt’s life and helps decrease downtime. Belt cleaners can be added to the belt to fit the needs of the bakery for the full clean in place (CIP).
Additional features are:
- The Intralox DDS System to eliminate overdrive
- A maximum cooling time with minimal floorspace required
The ambient spiral is also used for meat production and ready-to-eat meals.