Company: Linde LLC


Equipment Snapshot: To help processors of meat, poultry, and other foods raise the bar on food safety and productivity in mixer chilling operations, Linde LLC announced new LIXSHOOTER bottom injectors, which are easy-to-retrofit and feature advanced hygienic design. Unlike other cryogenic bottom-injection (BI) nozzles, the self-sealing injectors are designed to prevent food product from penetrating injector orifices.

The new LIXSHOOTER injectors are strategically positioned on the bottom of the mixer, blender or kettle, and can rapidly chill ground meat and poultry mixes – and virtually any type of wet food or wet ingredient blends. With a dual-cryogen option, the injectors can chill with either liquid nitrogen (LIN) or carbon dioxide (CO2). The dual-cryogen option for LIXSHOOTER injectors makes it possible to switch between LIN and CO2 in a matter of minutes rather than hours or days, providing for production flexibility and higher reliability in cryogen supply.

The hygienic LIXSHOOTER injectors mount flush with the internal surface of the mixer to significantly minimize areas that could harbor moisture or foodborne pathogens. The advanced hygienic design helps improve productivity by reducing the time and labor required for maintenance and sanitation. The design also conforms to the hygienic design principles of the American Meat Institute (AMI).