Design Innovations and Options to Meet Varying Needs Auger Chiller
Chillerside Chat #1: OptiFlow™ System and MT Chiller™ with Bill Morris, CEO and Chairman
Morris & Associates patented the first continuous poultry chiller more than 30 years ago and has continued to make system design improvements, such as our patented IntraGrill™ flights for increased water flow and our Quik Chill™ microprocessor controls for efficient, consistent temperatures. With a focus on safety we have introduced Operation Lineguard which features our Safe-Guard™ hood system and Safeside™ chiller geometry.
Morris & Associates auger chillers are used at all stages of chilling, providing consistent temperatures and positive output of birds for further processing. Our auger chillers can be used as pre-, intermediate- and/or final-stage chillers or to accommodate standalone applications. Your system can also encompass the entire chilling process, including poultry chillers, water rechillers and fresh water chillers. Our engineers will work with you to design the most effective solution and determine appropriate heat loads for your particular application.
Safety innovations are always a priority. Often, improvements are relatively small incremental steps, but for our new Safeside chiller design, it is a revolutionary safety improvement. From installation, to operation, to easier cleaning, Safeside delivers enhanced safety. By flattening the chiller wall where the auger descends into the water, the Safeside design eliminates the crush points. In addition, the flat side of the chiller also creates another water passage making chilling more efficient. We are so confident in this new chiller design we are transitioning all of our chiller production to Safeside.
Our all-stainless steel auger chillers are available in sizes ranging from 7’ to 12’ (2.1 m to 3.7 m) in diameter, with capacity ratings from 350 to 1,450 pounds/foot (521 to 2158 kg/m)*. Section lengths can be specified to allow for easy installation into existing operations. All Morris & Associates auger chillers come equipped with a standard-issued speed inverter that puts the auger and outlet wheels on separate, adjustable-speed drives. Rugged drives and motors ensure reliable performance and long life of the equipment. The optional clean-in-place (CIP) tank saves time and can also be used for cleaning the water rechillers.
Superior to traditional bacterial management solutions designed for installation on auger and drag-style poultry chillers, our patented JetBird chiller enhancement system is quickly becoming a pathogen reduction practice for the modern poultry processor.