FPS Food Process Solutions Opens First US Office In Cartersville, Georgia.

FPS Opens First US Office in Cartersville, Georgia

Vancouver, BC – FPS has set up a new Parts & Service Center in Cartersville, Georgia — just one hour away from Atlanta. The new location will be our first office in the United States and is led by our Technical Services Manager Mark Bellow and our Business Development Manager Jay Loy.

The new office houses a technical service support team and provides quick access to spare parts for customers. FPS will have a dedicated team to service and retrofit self-stacking spiral freezers to ensure customers can have single point service for all their freezer needs.

The new facility, which contains an administration office and warehouse, adds another 15,000 sq. ft. to FPS. With the expansion, FPS can provide a full range of installation and modification services across the United States.

“I’m excited to see the Cartersville Office open. It demonstrates FPS’ commitment to ensuring our customers receive the best service for all their freezing and cooling equipment,” stated Justin Lai, VP Sales & Marketing.

New Product Launch: Spiral Immersion System (SIS)

A Game Changer for the Food Processing Industry

Vancouver, BC – FPS Food Process Solutions has just launched its newest product, the Spiral Immersion System (SIS). The Spiral Immersion System (SIS) is a revolutionary new patented food processing platform for chilling, freezing, pasteurizing, cooking and chemically treating food products. The SIS is a spiral conveyor in a tank of liquid, usually water or brine, that is faster, cheaper, produces a better-quality food product, produces a safer food product and takes up less space than air chilling.

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The science behind the SIS is that heat is transferred 25 times faster in water than in air and water is easier to move around than air. A 2 or 3 hp water pump can move the same amount of heat as over 100 hp of fans moving air. The result is that in the SIS the surface of food freezes 25 times faster and the core freezes 20-70% faster, the footprint is 50% smaller, it uses 80% less energy for the same throughput and the SIS requires 30% less refrigeration tonnage.

The SIS’s robust fully welded SS316 stainless steel enclosure contains close to 1000 ft of Intralox’s self-stacking modular plastic belt in 2 spiral stacks. 95% of the spiral belting is submerged in a sterile saline and SS316 stainless steel environment in temperatures ranging from -50°C to +100°C.

“We at FPS are thrilled to bring this product to market and know that it will be a game changer for the food processing industry,” states Steve Kelley, FPS Director of Spiral Immersion Systems. “We’ve known for a long time that liquid is more efficient than air but there just hasn’t been the equipment to take advantage of those more efficient methods until FPS developed the SIS,” said David Bogle, Intralox Global R&D Director – Spiral Platforms.

With a state of the art computerized control system and a unique patented design, the SIS keeps the food product, even buoyant products, in position on the belt to facilitate automated processing and packaging.

Quicker freezing results in better product quality and safety. The faster the product freezes, the smaller the crystals which result in less cellular disruption and the products retain better color, texture, flavor and nutrition. The shortened freezing time also means that food travels through the danger zone between 4 and 60 degrees Celsius faster, resulting in less bacteria in the food. Less bacteria means a safer food product and a longer shelf life.

The SIS can process anything that is bagged or comes in a natural casing, rind, skin, or shell. This includes: vacuum sealed meat, poultry and fish; skin sealed food products; bagged soups and sauces; and lobster, crab and other shellfish. “Essentially, if your product can be immersed in water, then you should be using the SIS,” concludes Kelley.

FPS ACQUIRES STAINLESS STEEL FABRICATING FACILITY

FPS Food Process Solutions has acquired a stainless steel fabrication facility located in the greater Vancouver area. The acquisition of this 10,000 sq. ft. facility will ensure that FPS can maintain the highest level of quality in all of its materials.

FPS has established itself as a world leader in cooling and freezing technology and is revolutionizing hygienic standards in the industry.

With 4 facilities in the greater Vancouver area, FPS now has over 140,000 sq.ft. of manufacturing and administrative space. It now employs over 220 people in Canada and has 15 global sales reps.

“Our phenomenal growth is due to our fantastic team working together with our customers to create industry leading freezing and cooling solutions,” states Justin Lai, VP Sales & Marketing.

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