AFE IQF Tunnel Freezers

IQF Tunnel Freezer Overview

AFE IQF Tunnel (Belt) FreezerIndividual quick freezing (IQF) tunnel freezers are designed for freezing small-sized products like fruits, vegetables, and small meat products. High efficiency, easy maintenance, and cleaning make our IQF Tunnel Freezers the ideal choice. Our equipment is fabricated with stainless steel and expert welding for exceptional sanitation and durability. Each piece far exceeds industry standards for health, cleanliness, and energy savings to give you the best results for your business.

AFE has recently introduced new field proven Hybrid models tunnel freezers combining Hybrid technology for reduced energy consumption, modular designs for immediate installations and hygienic construction that was once considered impossible.

IQF Tunnel Freezers are

  • Large continuous operation vegetable freezers
  • Packaged freezers for meats, vegetables, fruits, and seafood – with the highest hygiene
  • Contact belt tunnel freezers for products with delicate surfaces
  • Drag tunnels for bulky items

Whatever your needs AFE can meet them in the space provided with our flexibility.

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Preventative Maintenance programs available

This will ensure your machinery is proactively maintained and unnecessary downtime is eliminated, saving you time and money!

Top 5 Reasons to have Preventative Maintenance for Your Freezer

  1. Better overall appearance and hygienic friendly freezer.
  2. Less equipment failure.
  3. Increased safety.
  4. Cost reduction from emergency repairs.
  5. Increased utilization or up-time


IQF Tunnel Freezers


AFE IQF Tunnel Belt Freezer (1)

High Volume Vegetable Freezers

  • Continuous Operation for a Day or Days without Stopping
  • High production, exceeding 40,000 #/hr on the Upper End
  • Full Sequential Defrost for Multi-week Runs
  • Reliable
  • SS Welded or SS Clad Panels
  • All vegetables included leafy herbs and spinach

AFE IQF Tunnel Belt Freezer (2)

Packaged Freezers for Meats and Vegetable

  • Modular and Installs in Days
    Air Defrost or Sequential Defrost
    Drive Motors External to Freezer
    Welded Stainless Steel Enclosure
    Particle and Chunk Products
    1,000-20,000 #/hr

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Contact Belt Tunnels

  • Modular or Site Built
  • Extended Run or Sequential Defrost
  • Welded SS Steel or SS Clad Enclosure
  • 1,000-20,000 #/hr
  • Wet, Sticky products, Liquid products
  • Virtually no Belt Marks

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Drag Tunnels

  • Modular or Site Built
  • Extended Run or Sequential Defrost
  • Welded SS Steel or Galvanized Floor
  • 5,000-60,000 #/hr
  • Product loaded in carts
  • 1-6 Lanes with Separate Retention Times Possible

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  • Stainless Steel Tube
  • Straight or Staggered Tube Pattern
  • Wide Fin Spacing
  • Aluminum Magnesium Fins
  • Various Configurations Available
  • Sequential Defrost for Continuous Operation
  • Air Defrost to Double Run Time
  • Extended Run Time Coil Design

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Welded Enclosure

  • Ten Year Warranty with Leg Supported Floor System, the best Warranty in the Industry
  • Provided since 1990 and associated Design Experience

Cleaning System

Full foam cleaning system with zone control and strategically placed rotating nozzles. Single pass or recycle system. Steam pasteurization is available with a welded enclosure. Easy to clean and hygiene friendly.