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Food Processing

Cryogenic processing of food processing tools improves performance, reduces wear, and replacement costs. Cryogenic treatment of tools used for food processing transforms the micro-structure of metals irreversibly and permanently. This is a one-time treatment. For food manufacturers this means that all benefits will stay with these tool after each polishing or re-sharpening.

What are the benefits of cryogenic processing for food processing tools?

  • Reduced cost
  • Increased throughput
  • Reduced maintenance
  • Reduced downtime
  • Increased ROI (return on investment)
  • The imperfections in the grain structure are eliminated
  • More consistent sharpening
  • A better edge
  • The increased resistance to wear
  • The edge will hold longer
  • The knives will stay sharper
  • Less cracking failures
  • Propagation of stress lines
  • Reduced friction coefficient
  • Easier grinding and polishing
  • Less material removal is needed to re-sharpen (restore) the edge

What food processing tools can be cryogenically treated?

  • Tools used for chopping, slicing, and forming
  • Knives and blades
  • Circular slitters (bacon and deli meats)
  • Grinding applications
  • Extruders
  • Hammermills (bone breaking for bone meal)
  • Trimmer Blades (stock carcasses)
  • Bearings
  • Peeling