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New managing director for Pentair Südmo

Gunter Sauerwald

Gunter Sauerwald

Gunter Sauerwald has been appointed as Commercial Director of Pentair Südmo GmbH as of July 1, 2015.

He has many years of management experience in the fields of engineering, operations and sales. This includes working for Allen‐Bradley, Rockwell Automation and AVL List, and most recently serving as Managing Director for Becker Mining Europe GmbH. Sauerwald holds a masters’ degree in electrical engineering, plus a master’s in business administration.

 

Gunter Sauerwald and Olaf Müller

Gunter Sauerwald and Olaf Müller

“With Gunter we have an experienced manager who will continue the current successful development of Pentair Südmo in the coming years and support sustainable the growth of the Pentair group,” commented Olaf Müller, Vice President Pentair Hygienic Process Solutions.

“My impressions of the company and the Südmo team are more than positive,” Sauerwald said. “Pentair Südmo has an excellent reputation and our focus in Riesbürg is on achieving the highest
standards. Our goal is to continually move the location forward and grow the Südmo brand. I look forward to the opportunities at Pentair and working with the team.”

For more information on Pentair Südmo, please visit our website www.suedmo.com.

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GEA in Ireland Offers a Single Source For Aseptic and Hygienic Process Components

GEA Process Technologies Ireland, based near Dublin, part of GEA Process Engineering has restructured its components department to bring together technology-leading brands, to strengthen the company’s service offering and provide a single source for hygienic and aseptic components for customers throughout Ireland.

For over 30 years GEA Process Technologies Ireland has served the liquid processing needs of the country’s brewing and beverage, dairy, food, chemicals, pharma and environmental protection industries. The recent restructuring brings together the sales and back-up services for GEA’s world famous brands – GEA Pumps, GEA Tuchenhagen (pumps and valves), GEA Aseptomag (the Swiss technology leader for aseptic valves and systems), and GEA Breconcherry (CIP systems) – into a single offering that provides a seamless service for the company’s wide range of clients.

GEA Process Technologies Ireland will now supply a much wider range of components and back-up services in Ireland. “There are distinct benefits in combining the brands into a single offering,” explains Paul Kenny, Components and Spare Parts Manager. “We can now offer a service that provides quotations, after-sales and product servicing from one central point of contact. This means cost savings and quicker response times for customers from experienced engineers who have good local knowledge and are familiar with plants and processes. It’s now possible for a single engineer to maintain equipment from all four brands.”

Combining supply and service for all four brands is also more efficient for customers. Now customers can order from a single source, have one point of contact for after-sales requirements, one contract and lower-cost, more efficient administration. “Because engineers are working more closely with customers, on a range of equipment, they have a much more holistic view of the plant and its production needs,” says Paul Kenny. “It means that we can be true partners for all our clients’ hygienic and aseptic component needs and be much more proactive in helping them maintain maximum plant efficiency.”

GEA Process Technologies Ireland also maintains strong links with other GEA companies including GEA Diessel for electromagnetic flow meters and GEA Wiegand for jet pumps that provide hygienic and aseptic components to the processing industries. The company believes that it offers the most comprehensive range of components and services in Ireland for this competitive sector. For further information contact GEA Process Technologies Ltd on Tel +353 (0)45 981 200 or visit www.geapt.ie.

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Bühler Group: Marked rise in order intake

The Bühler Technology Group received orders worth CHF 1309 million in the first half-year of 2014. This is a substantial and purely organic increase of 12% over a year ago. With CHF 1031 million, sales revenues were slightly below the value of the previous year.

This positive development is primarily attributable to the revival of the North and South American markets and the continuing stable growth in the emerging markets of China and India. Almost all business units contributed to growth. Bühler expects additional potential orders to be generated by the continuous addition to capacities in the Customer Service business. Furthermore, the corporate structure has been streamlined, and production capacities have been consolidated at some locations in Europe.

Sales in the first six months of 2014 amounted to CHF 1031 million, dipping -2.8% slightly below the level of a year ago. However, as is usual in the plant and engineering business, the rise in orders will impact sales revenues with a certain time lag so that revenues for the entire fiscal year are expected to reach approximately the level of the previous year. Earnings, too, are projected to develop in a positive direction. The current backlog of orders is CHF 1600 million and thus 9% above last year’s value.

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Pentair Südmo celebrates 60th anniversary – From a local dairy fittings producer to a global technology leader

Riesbürg, Germany — 06 May 2014 — Pentair Südmo, a leading manufacturer of advanced valve technology and process solutions for the brewing, beverage, food, and pharmaceutical industries worldwide, celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Founded in Riesbürg, Germany as a supplier to the local dairy industry, Pentair Südmo today is a technology leader with a global presence.
“Sixty years is a very special anniversary for our company,” said Heinz-Jürgen Kroner, Pentair Südmo’s Managing Director. “Südmo has a long history in fluid processing, and our continued strong drive for innovation makes me very proud. We are looking forward to celebrating this anniversary with our customers and employees.”

Rich History in Hygienic and Aseptic Valves & Components Founded by Leonhard Schleicher in 1954, Südmo originally produced stainless steel milk fittings in a
rented 24 m2 room, with two skilled workers and two lathes. Schleicher was convinced that this product would be in demand and success proved him correct – within four months Südmo had 20 employees. Though much has changed at Südmo over the years, the company name, which refers to this first production program “SÜDdeutsche MOlkereiarmaturenfabrik” (South German Dairy Fitting Factory), remains the same.
In 1958, Südmo’s facility at the current headquarters in Riesbürg was constructed. This was when Südmo began to diversify its product portfolio and built up a strong competence in hygienic and aseptic valves and components. Major milestones include the development of Südmo’s first quick-lift and ball valves in the 1950’s, the launch of the first pneumatic actuators in the 1960’s, mix proof /double seat valve technology in the 1970’s, and the aseptic valve program in the 1980’s.
A decade of standardization and expansion abroad follows in the 1990’s. During this time, the addition of the SVP Single Seat and DSV Double Seat Valve ranges opened up new business opportunities for Südmo around the world. In 1994, Südmo’s subsidiary in the U.S., Südmo North America, began operation. Today, North America is one of Südmo’s key markets and Südmo North America, in its 20th year, is the driving force behind this success.
Beyond Valves – Engineering Solutions for Worldwide Projects However, Südmo is more than just valves. Parallel to the developments in valves and components, Südmo gained significant know-how in project management and design. What started in the 1950’s
with the first assembly jobs for customer projects, developed into a strong expertise in engineering solutions for the worldwide liquid processing industries.
Building on the Past Success to Ensure an Even Stronger Future Today, Pentair Südmo offers an unparalleled range of hygienic and aseptic valves and components, valve manifolds, compact systems, and complete process solutions for diverse industries. Recent developments at Südmo include the revolutionary P3 sealing material for aseptic valves and the 365it Complete PMO Mix Proof Valve for use in U.S. dairy plants. Pentair Südmo’s engineering solutions are used throughout the world, including several major projects currently being realized in Africa.
Since 2011, Südmo has been part of Pentair, a global water, fluid, thermal management, and equipment protection provider with 2013 revenues of $7.5 billion and more than 30,000 employees.
“My sincere congratulations to Heinz-Jürgen Kroner and his team,” said Olaf Müller, Vice President Pentair Food & Beverage. “Today’s industries demand the highest standards for product and process safety, sanitation, sustainability, and performance. Südmo’s ability to meet these needs will enable the company to further strengthen its presence in the world’s fast growing regions, as well as in established markets like Europe and North America.”

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Imagine a drying system with a proven efficiency of over 99%… Introducing OptiDry®, the latest innovation from packaging line engineering leader Gebo Cermex.

When it comes to high-quality, high-frequency packaging lines, the presence of just a few drops of moisture can have a dramatic impact on labelling quality, coding and vision inspection efficiency.

In today’s fast-moving industry, where quality constraints are stricter than ever, an effective drying system is a crucial component for most packaging lines. And who better to deliver cutting-edge drying solutions than industry leader Gebo Cermex? The new OptiDry® unit combines the latest in drying technology with Gebo Cermex’s long-proven expertise in precision handling, optimizing product flows for unprecedented reliability, flexibility and efficiency.

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Cabinplant reduces give-away with new multi batcher

Cabinplant launches a new multi batcher that reduces the give-away by four times compared to any other machine on the market. An accurate weighing technology ensures that the portions are packed in an optimal combination, thus enabling fish manufacturers to deliver portions that meet legal requirements and reduces the give-away to an absolute minimum.

“The weighing machines that are on the market at the moment typically offer a tolerance of plus/minus 200 grams and the extra amount above the portion size is a pure give-away of profits for the fish manufacturers. Depending on the price of the fish per kilo, this can add up to a considerable amount,” explains Henning Ingemann Hansen, R&D Director at Cabinplant. 

At SPG 2014, Cabinplant will present the 2nd generation multi batcher with a new design and improved weighing software that significantly reduces the give-away compared to any other conventional weighing machine on the market.

New weighing technology
The multi batcher is designed to make a portion out of four weighed partial portions instead of merely having one weighing hopper. The machine automatically combines the partial portions to provide the optimal and best possible batch weight. The principle of combinatorial weighing known from Cabinplant’s successful multihead weighing machines results in higher accuracy. Naturally, the portions conform to requirements set forth in the European Directives.

“The result is that fish manufacturers are able to meet the requirements of the law and at the same time minimize the amount of mackerel or herring that is given away for free,” explains Henning Ingemann Hansen.  The multi batcher is also suitable for other products, such as chicken, pork and beef.

Easy cleaning
The machine from Cabinplant is designed to make the cleaning process easy and less time-consuming and is constructed from non-corrosive stainless steel. Cabinplant has developed the multi batcher in two sizes so that is has the capacity to handle even the largest mackerels and portion sizes from 10 to 30 kilos.

Contact
Henning Ingemann Hansen, R&D Director, Cabinplant, hih@cabinplant.com, +45 40512103.

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Olympus Automation’s Steam Infusion Awarded £30,000 by Shell Springboard

Olympus Automation has been awarded a £30,000 prize as part of the Springboard competition sponsored by industry giant Shell. The expert panel of judges recognised the potential for Steam Infusion to significantly reduce carbon emissions due to a more efficient industrial heating and mixing process.

 

The Shell Springboard programme is a nationwide search for the next breakthrough in low carbon enterprise, part of a strategy of collaborating externally to fast track solutions to the energy challenge. Since 2005, Shell has awarded £2.58million to 71 companies exploring new ways to cut carbon emissions.

Steam Infusion allows food product to be cooked, mixed and pumped within a single unit, often removing the need for multiple stages of processing. Carbon reductions are generated from the significant reduction in system footprint and 99.7% energy transfer in the steam infusion chamber. To date steam Infusion is being used at more than 30 sites globally, producing sauces, soups and meat products to great effect.

“Steam infusion has allowed us to nearly double our previous throughput rates, furthermore our meat sauce quality and consistency has improved dramatically.”

Mark Carnaghan, Factory Manager, Greencore

Steam Infusion is believed to be the fastest growing food processing solution in the UK with annual sales up 10 fold to £6 million. It has been dubbed low risk by commentators because of the ease with which manufacturers can easily match existing products.  The PDX™ steam infusion unit can be run in steam injector mode cutting production times but with no change to final product.

 “Since purchasing the PDX™ system we have reduced the production time of our soups and sauces by more than 50% as well as reducing energy whilst still maintaining our exceptional product quality.”

Jan Kusters, Manufacturing Director, Larco Foods

Manufacturers can then modify recipes at a later date to enable the powerful taste and texture benefits of steam infusion.

“When running in steam infusion mode we have seen an increase in the flavour profile of our product which will lead us to the possibility of reducing ingredients such as salt, spices and flavour enhancers making our product healthier for our customers.”

Jan Kusters, Manufacturing Director, Larco Foods

Website: www.olympus-automation.co.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 1733 394 700

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Festo B.V. honored as Meyn supplier of the year 2013

Meyn Food Processing Technology B.V. recognized Festo B.V. as one of its best global suppliers of the year. Festo is one of our many suppliers who have consistently exceeded Meyn’s expectations by being innovative, delivering quality products on time and by creating outstanding value through their flexibility.

Mr Thomas Pehrson, Managing Director Festo Netherlands, said “Festo is deeply honored to receive such an award from one of the leading suppliers in poultry processing. Customer awards are the most important prices you can win as a supplier, especially in the world of industrial automation. We will do our best to deserve this title also for the present and the future. This award will get a very special place where everybody can see and admire it.”

Festo adapted quickly to Meyn’s growing expectations for the total service level of all suppliers after redesigning its manufacturing process according to the Lean manufacturing principles. Lead-time reliability and on-time deliveries are key to a successful Lean manufacturing process and Festo performed very well in this field. Onno Oudewortel, Group Sourcing Manager, said: “Meyn would like to thank Festo for being a reliable and trusted supplier with great service and performance. We look forward to our continued partnership as Festo delivers products and services that enable Meyn to develop, build and sell poultry processing products that answer to our customers’ challenges. Festo really is a world-class supplier.”

World market leader Festo supplies Meyn with pneumatic and electrical automation technology which is used in Meyn’s poultry processing machines amongst which is the successful Rapid HQ breast deboner.

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Alfa Laval Wins €7 Million Dublin Brewery Order

Alfa Laval, a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling, has won an order to supply equipment to Diageo’s famous St James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin. The order has a value of approximately SEK60 million (Eur6.9 million) and delivery is scheduled for 2014.

Alfa Laval’s equipment will be installed in a complete process line for wort treatment at Diageo’s Irish brewery, where, among other brands, the famous Guinness stout is produced.

“The order confirms that our innovative solutions meet the specific and high demands from the brewery industry,” says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group.

Established in 1023, Alfa Laval UK & Ireland is currently celebrating 90 years in these countries this year.

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Busch (UK) Limited spices things up with AB World Foods

Leading vacuum and low pressure pump specialist Busch (UK) Limited has helped to reduce noise levels for one of the UK’s leading specialist food companies.

AB World Foods is the manufacturer of a range of top consumer brands including Patak’s, Blue Dragon, Levi Roots Reggae, Reggae Sauce, Meenas and Tabasco to name but a few.  

A key requirement for the company was to reduce noise levels from its existing vacuum pump equipment used in the spice blending plant at its Leigh facility, which predominantly manufactures Patak’s ready to use sauces as well as selected products from the Levi Roots and Blue Dragon ranges.

The engineering team called upon Busch engineers to help find a solution and following a site visit and a full evaluation, three Busch Tyr rotary lobe blower pumps were selected and installed.  Initially one pump was trialled for a three month period so that AB World Foods could properly assess the performance and results before adding the additional two Tyrs to the system.

Tony Marsh, site engineering manager at AB World Foods, said:  “Our main priority with this project was to reduce the noise levels within the plant to improve the environment for our employees.  With our previous equipment and arrangement, the noise levels regularly ranged between 98-103dba and following the replacement with the Busch Tyrs, they have decreased to 83dba, therefore achieving a huge reduction in noise for us.

“In this case, cost was not necessarily the issue, rather it was more important to us to significantly improve the noise levels as part of our drive to make our facility a more desirable place to work.”

Mark Sumnall, sales director for Busch (UK) Limited, said:  “This project is a perfect example of how the Busch team uses its expertise and innovation to work with our customers to find solutions to problems.  Following all the site visits and evaluations, we trialled the first Tyr which quickly proved its paces and led to the installation of a further two pumps.  

“The Tyr is a highly engineered, flexible and superior quality rotary lobe blower that offers some great benefits for the customer.  As demonstrated with this application, it provides particularly quiet operation, but also offers ease of access and compact design with a foot print which is up to 30 per cent smaller than equivalent products on the market.”

Developed to deliver energy efficient vacuum and over pressure generation, Busch says the Tyr range is setting a new benchmark in terms of performance and noise level reduction.  

Other key benefits include the ability to work with variable speed control.  A centrifugal ventilator provides a low, stable temperature within the casing to ensure optimum operation.  Vacuum/pressure safety valves secure the pump against overload

Busch is the global market leader for vacuum and low pressure pumps for a wide range of applications, including food and packaging, and offers a comprehensive product portfolio. As a pioneer in vacuum packaging, this year (2013) Busch is marking its 50 year anniversary by celebrating half a century of continuous quality, innovation and service to become the premier supplier of vacuum and over pressure equipment.

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Pacepacker’s Blu-Robot: An economical palletising solution for dairy manufacturers

Robot systems integrator, Pacepacker, has introduced an economical robotic palletising system for dairy manufacturers which is half the cost of a new system – the Blu-Robot.

A pre-owned Blu-Robot palletiser is ideal for companies with low production rates, seasonal manufacturers who cannot justify the cost of a new system, or producers wanting to automate their manual processes for the first time. Typically incorporating a high quality ABB robotic arm, the Blu-Robot is approximately 35% of the way through its expected 100,000 operational hour lifespan and offers greater throughput, waste reduction and product quality improvements.

To withstand harsh wash down environments, the robot is safeguarded with improved sealing, motor and connector protection.  With numerous successful installs across the food manufacturing sector, the Blu-Robot can be fitted with numerous end-effectors, including a clamp style gripper for picking up netted products such as cheese, a bale arm gripper for picking up retail trays and supermarket crates,  and a vacuum gripper to pick up single or multiple boxes.

“Many UK dairy manufacturers understand the benefits a palletising robot can provide in terms of fast and accurate stacking but for some, new systems have often been cost prohibitive” says Pacepacker MD Dennis Allison.  To address this, the Blu-Robot palletising solution has been developed which is half the cost of a new system.  It comes fully checked, tested & repainted, with a 12 month parts warranty together with readily available service & spares back up” adds Dennis.

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Busch supplies new equipment for food manufacture expansion project

Leading vacuum pump manufacturer Busch (UK) has supplied new equipment to one of the UK’s top food processing companies.

A new Busch R 5 pump, model RA 630, has been added to an existing centralised vacuum system at the Cranswick
Cranswick DeliCo processes an extensive range of sliced meat products for some of the leading UK multiple retailers, as well as the foodservice sector and other food manufacturers.Convenience Foods, Milton Keynes DeliCo site.  The new pump has been installed alongside ten existing R 5s due to an expansion of the facility, which is aimed at increasing the site’s production capacity. Busch also worked with the company’s engineers to adapt and upgrade the existing control panel to accommodate the operation of the additional pump.

Mark Sumnall, UK sales director for Busch (UK) Limited, said:  “We’ve been working with Cranswick DeliCo for a number of years now and the R 5 centralised vacuum system we installed previously has worked extremely successfully for them.  Obviously the fact they are expanding their production to meet increased demand is great news and we’re pleased to be involved with the provision of new vacuum pump equipment as part of this ongoing success story.”

Stuart Mayhew, engineering manager at Cranswick DeliCo, added:  “We’ve been very happy with the performance of the R 5 centralised vacuum system and had no hesitation in calling Busch back in when we needed to extend the production line.  Their engineers worked closely with our team to provide us with an efficient and effective solution and an overall smooth running and trouble-free project.”The Busch R 5 is an oil lubricated rotary vane vacuum pump, which was designed for continuous use in numerous applications.  Sturdy in design and reliable, R 5’s rotary vane technology is tried and tested and has been used in many different manufacturing applications.  Its compact design makes it easy to maintain and service, while being ideal for use in situations where space is limited.

Described as being environmentally friendly, other key features include air cooling, internal oil recirculation, integral oil mist separator for oil free exhaust air, low vibration and low noise level.

 

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Atlantic Zeiser launches Digiline Compact short-run coder

Atlantic Zeiser has launched an entry-level personalisation and coding system, Digiline Compact, for use in printing and encoding variable data.

Positioned to complement Atlantic Zeiser’s portfolio of carton box and single-sheet printing solutions, Digiline Compact is a stand-alone system for late-stage short-run printing of serial numbers, codes and logos onto carton boxes, cardboard blanks and single sheets, such as sleeves and labels.

The new system is aimed at packaging companies and carton manufacturers, as well as service providers in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, FMCG (especially food and beverage), security printers, and small-format commercial printers.

“The new Digiline Compact system is a cost-efficient system for end-of-line printing, and a welcome addition to our growing family of printing solutions,” says Viviane Schaaf, Atlantic Zeiser product manager packaging.

“In addition, the system uses Atlantic Zeiser’s proven Omega drop-on-demand printing technology, which produces consistently high-quality personalised output.”

The new system can process carton sizes from 45mm to 430mm in length, and from 64mm to 368mm wide, and is said to be flexible both in handling various carton and sheet sizes, as well as in integrating with its associated coding equipment.

For coding, the Digiline Compact is compatible with the complete range of Atlantic Zeiser Omega models.

Printing at speeds up to 60m/min at 360dpi, the effective print width of the system is dependent upon which printer is used.

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Onion processing gets revamp

A UK supplier has updated eco-friendly onion peeling processing equipment using technology it first developed in Manchester more than 40 years ago.

M&P Engineering said pollution restrictions, growing interest in good food ingredients and growth in emerging markets was driving increased demand for such machinery. It said it had expanded into a new factory unit to accommodate production of this and other food manufacturing machinery.

The mk3 onion peeler has been updated to take advantage of current manufacturing techniques and to comply with the latest electrical and safety requirements.

The dry peeling process it uses allowed companies to lower water usage and the waste it generated could be composted or burned to generate power, said the firm.

110 onions a minute

Up to 110 onions a minute measuring from 45mm to 115mm in diameter can be topped, tailed and peeled using the machine. M&P Engineering claims it can produce a finished product that is indistiguishable from a hand peeled onion.

A wide range of shapes and sizes can be handled without the need to change machine parts and the device does not damage the product. That means processed onions can be used directly for pickling or give maximum yield from further processes such as slicing or dicing.

“Unlike other manufacturers, our machine doesn’t grab or skewer the onion to peel it,”  said M&P Engineering managing director Pamela Nugent.  “Instead we use an air vortex chamber which was designed in the 1970s here in Manchester.”

More than 74m tonnes of onions were produced globally in 2012, according to the company.

 

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Benefits from our strong partnerships

Kiremko and its partner companies are recognised in the industry as one of the leading suppliers of potato processing equipment and for many years we have worked closely with Lamb Weston. Many of their plants have parts or complete lines built by Kiremko. Particularly inEuropewhere Lamb Weston has acquired existing factories which are made up predominantly of Kiremko equipment.IdahoSteel Products has been supplying blanchers, pre heaters and rotary forming equipment to the plants in North America and recently has supplied along with Kiremko some state of the art frying systems to two plants inUSA. In addition, we have also delivered frying systems to one of the European sites. Our partner Reyco also works closely with Lamb Weston, being the preferred supplier of oil recovery systems known as Oil Misers, placed after fryers and also as a supplier of liquid removal systems, air handling units and pumps for transport systems and hydro cutters. Our combined group brings a wide array of services and products to Lamb Weston and we look forward to continue to be of service to them worldwide in years to come, indeed to improve our service. Reyco has opened a new facility in Caldwell Idaho, which will mean our service crews will be four hours closer to the plants based in the North West Pacific area.

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HRS awarded contract from Moolicious Foods Limited

HRS Heat Exchangers Limited, a leading heat transfer specialist for the process industry, is proud to supply Moolicious Foods Limited with MI Series heat exchangers for a dairy application system installed at their factory in Moville, Ireland. Technical input for Moolicious Foods is the responsibility of Diotte Consulting & Technology Limited a company with worldwide experience in consultancy, food safety management and training and is involved in international Food Programmes.

Moolicious Foods Limited, a new dairy company based in County Donegal, produces small units of long-life milk for supply to the food service sector in the UK, Ireland and the Middle East. Unlike the UHT equivalent, the units will retain a fresh taste for up to twelve months. One of 80 new start-up companies to receive funding from Enterprise Ireland in 2010, Moolicious has already proven to be a success as they have sold out the first five years worth of their product.

Heat exchangers are the heart of all process plants. HRS MI Series are designed to achieve commercial sterility and are being used to heat whole milk at Moolicious. Manufactured from welded/seamless tubes HRS MI Series are ideal for applications in the food industry as the double tube sheet design avoids cross contamination between the product and service fluids. The corrugated tube and shell heat exchangers ensure efficient heat transfer and offer superior hygienic reliability and simple cleaning-in-place (CIP) routines.

“With our vast experience in the dairy industry we understand the issues associated when setting up new plants. With an extensive product portfolio, HRS offers safe, reliable and efficient thermal processing systems to improve the keeping quality of milk and milk products. Diotte takes pride in providing specialist technical support to food & beverage companies worldwide and hence it was crucial to select the right solutions partner for this project”, said Dr. Heva Ranjith, Director, Diotte Consulting & Technology Limited.

Commenting on the project, Stephen Wooler, Technical Design Engineer, HRS Heat Exchangers, said, “The Moville plant is an important development for Ireland and we are proud to be associated with it. The food grade multi-tube heat exchanger that HRS supplied to Moolicious ensures safe and cost-effective manufacturing of milk, while decreasing waste and emission levels. We offer bespoke solutions to our customers and worked very closely with Diotte to ensure that Moolicious got exactly what they needed”.

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NG Bailey delivers first phase of M&E work at Arla’s new flagship dairy

NG Bailey has started work at Arla’s new flagship dairy being built in Aylesbury, delivering 17 pre-fabricated modules to site to create the dairy’s main services distribution corridor.

Each of the 12m long, 3.5m wide modules has been designed and constructed at NG Bailey’s offsite facility in Bradford and delivered to site on standard step deck trailers.

When bolted together, the modules will form a 204m run of main services distribution for the new dairy, equating to around 70 per cent of the total main services distribution required to operate it.

Each module contains all process piped services, including chilled water, low temperature hot water heating, steam and condensate, process ice water and glycol circuits. They also include high and low voltage distribution and separate containment runs for data and building management system control cabling. Pre wired lighting trunking – with plug-in rockrose connections – is also included in every module, so light fittings to provide the corridor lighting can be easily installed.

By using offsite construction methods, NG Bailey has delivered the spine corridor project in just five weeks – compared to the usual 12 weeks it would have taken using more traditional construction methods.

Speaking about the project, Paul Beeton, project lead at NG Bailey, said: “This is a flagship project for us and the delivery of the spine corridor marks our first phase of work at Arla’s dairy.

“To fully meet the brief, we have implemented a variety of innovative solutions into the design of the distribution services corridor. This includes pipe work that has been specially designed to suit the facility and which is made from modern and progressive materials such as thin walled stainless steel. We have also incorporated a full expansion design for the steam main into each module.

“Constructing the modules at our offsite facility has massively reduced the time it’s taken us to deliver the corridor compared to traditional installation methods and was the only solution to achieve the tight programme requirements of the project. It has also helped eliminate safety risks on site and improved quality control.

“Smooth delivery of each module was an important element of this part of the job and we worked closely with Arla to ensure a strict traffic plan was adhered to, which avoided neighboring villages and eliminated any disruption to local residents.”

Once complete, the £150m dairy will be the biggest in Europe and one of the most environmentally advanced in the world, with the capacity to process one billion litres of milk a year. NG Bailey has been contracted to provide all mechanical and electrical work, as well as the facilities management contract.

NG Bailey’s next task at the dairy is to deliver offsite solutions, including 14 heavy duty plant skids, for the energy centre being constructed.

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Packaging And Converting Executive Forum

February 13, 2013toFebruary 15, 2013

The Packaging and Converting Executive Forum (PACE) will celebrate its eight anniversary in 2013 in the beautiful location of Prague, Czech Republic.

PACE has established itself as the industry’s key invitation-only, interpersonal event, bringing together senior decision makers from the world’s leading FMCG manufacturers.

Innovation is now the key! Key to ensure that your brand stands out on the shelf, key to ensure that you are truly flexible and adaptive; how do you go about implementing all the new materials and shapes in your current system without incurring any further costs seems to be the question on everybody’s mind.

The current economic climate has created a challenging operating environment whilst also redefining the possibilities for businesses and competitors.

The PACE Forum, Prague 2013, will focus among others on improving communication, encouraging increased collaboration and business continuity by assisting the supply chain to better align its capabilities with the needs of the brand owner via a series of visionary keynote presentations targeting sustainability from a practical point, innovation, trends in the bio drive, and the 3 big R’s; all seamlessly designed to provide a unique interactive forum.

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Unique oil recovery system is a breakthrough for processors of tempura-coated products

New dual-benefit oil recovery system removes floating sediment and recovers up to 80% of reusable oil

Global food processing equipment manufacturer, JBT FoodTech, has launched theworld’s first Floating Crumb Removal (FCR) system aimed specifically at processors of tempura-battered product.

 

The new system, which can both remove very fine sediment and recover up to 80% of oil which is normally lost in the filter cake, is a breakthrough for processors of tempura-coated products such as chicken nuggets, fish and seafood, where used oil in the sediment would normally be discarded.

 

The system, which can also be used for flour-coated products, could save processors up to 170 tonnes of oil a year*.

 

Nigel Brunyee, systems manager, JBT FoodTech, explains.

 

“When oil is used for pre-frying battered or coated products, there are two types of sediment – floating and sinking.  Unlike other manufacturers, our oil recovery systems remove sediment at the infeed end.  So any floating sediment is removed and discarded along with large quantities of oil, while any sediment which has sunk is removed and discarded at the infeed.

 

“With this new system, the floating and sinking sediments are then put together at the outfeed in the form of a slurry. Significant quantities of oil are then extracted from the slurry through a Stein MX Filter.  The high filtration capability on the MX Filter can efficiently remove material as small as five microns (μ) which sufficiently cleans the oil enough for it to be recycled.”

 

According to Brunyee, the cost benefits of the FCR system are considerable.

 

“If a producer processes 4,000kg of product per hour, he may use up to 400kg per hour of oil, which is absorbed by the product.  Every 100kgs of floating sediment contains up to 80% oil.  With this new system the total oil saving is 50%”

 

The Floating Crumb Recovery system can be retro-fitted on JBT FoodTech’s range of Stein fryers.  It is also possible to process both tempura and non-tempura products, including flour-coated products, on the same line.  

 *Estimate based on two 8-hour shifts, five days a week, using 350 litres of oil per shift

 

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