Ready Meals

The best technology for the convenience foods industry

The ready meals market has grown considerably in recent years.  The market has been driven by several factors including consumer demand for convenience foods, a rise in freezer and microwave oven ownership, the demise of families sitting down to eat together and an increase in one and two-person households.

Dohmeyer has developed a range of machinery to produce fresh and frozen ready meals.  Instant chilling or freezing at ultra low temperatures preserves the freshness and crispness of your ingredients.

Dohmeyer developed a range of large capacity freezers, known as the OptifreezeTM freezers. Optifreeze is the registered trade mark of Dohmeyer, representing a unique Spiral Freezer concept.

Cryogenic tunnels using liquefied carbon dioxide (LCO2) or liquefied nitrogen (LIN) with top lifting cover

Cryogenic tunnels use liquefied carbon dioxide (LCO2) or liquefied nitrogen (LIN) for continuous cooling and freezing.

Cryogenic tunnels use liquefied carbon dioxide (LCO2) or liquefied nitrogen (LIN) for continuous cooling and freezing.

Linear freezing tunnel with multiple superposed conveyor belts move the product backwards and forwards through the freezer.

Drum freezer for continuous freezing of free rolling products

Cryogenic sauce and seasoning coating

Cryogenic batch freezers use liquefied carbon dioxide (LCO2) or liquefied nitrogen (LIN) for discontinuous cooling and freezing. Controlled injection of the cryogenic gas lowers the temperature in the cabinet as the gas immediately evaporates. The latent heat of evaporation is the main source of cooling energy.

Cryogenic batch freezers use liquefied carbon dioxide (LCO2) or liquefied nitrogen (LIN) for discontinuous cooling and freezing. Controlled injection of the cryogenic gas lowers the temperature in the cabinet as the gas immediately evaporates. The latent heat of evaporation is the main source of cooling energy.