Prior to 1988, most pouch cooling was done on water deluge belts or spiral freezers. Chill-Flow™ Pouch Coolers take the legacy designs of Lyco’s blanchers/cookers/coolers (which are used for cooling vegetables) to now cool sauces, pizza sauce, chowders, and soups in many different pouch sizes.
Pouches can be as small as a pack of restaurant ketchup or up to 5-10 pounds. Submerged water cooling is the most efficient and economical method of cooling volumes of pouched food products to the commonly required 40°F. final temperature.
Lyco improves food safety by moving pouched product through the bacterial danger zone of 130°F (54.4°C) to 80°F (26.7°C) twice as fast as conventional belt coolers or static water tank designs. We built and sold the first Lyco pouch cooler over 35 years ago, and it is still running reliably every day.
The open throat water-cushioned entry design of the Chill-FlowTM safely handles the pouches while being cooled. As they proceed through the rotary drum cooler, the pouches are totally submersed in water, then gently stirred and massaged using proprietary Hydro-Flow® technology. Larger pouches exit the machine via a belt and smaller ones through a discharge chute.
|Lyco was founded in 1980 by the owner and Chairman of the Board, David R. Zittel, who has had over 50 years experience in food processing. Lyco prides itself in the longevity of its associates and is measured with many decades of experience with food processing machinery. We’re located in a community of 5,000 people which is 25 miles northeast of Madison, WI, a perfect area to raise a family.
Lyco’s enjoyment and passion is developing the best customer-aligned, innovative food processing machinery in the world.
Gentle Hydro-Flow water agitation helps you reach 40°F in less time and in less space than traditional coolers.
- Eliminates pouch/product damage
- Infinite package configurations
- Cools to package center core
- Improves quality and shelf life
- Almost zero maintenance
- Uses less energy than other systems
- Sanitary, cleanable designs
- Conserves water
- Requires half the floor space