Intelligent control ensures process stability
DMK Group plant in Zeven introduces "GEA OptiPartner" as the world's first milk drying plant
The DMK plant in Zeven, one of the largest milk dryers in Germany, has been able to solve a series of serious problems through a new, holistic and, above all, continuous process optimization. The solution partner was GEA who realized the world's first "GEA OptiPartner" solution in Zeven. Read the site report by IDM International Dairy Magazine.
In 2017, drying repeatedly stopped at the DMK plant in Zeven. Affected was the relatively new Tower 2 with an output of 8 t powder/h. During summer up to three times per week blockages occurred in the area of the dryer outlet/fluid bed and/or the cyclone filters, whereby the entire process had to be interrupted for several hours at a time in order to be able to manually remove powder deposits. Plant Manager Andreas Stoeck explains: "Given the daily throughput of up to two million liters of milk in our drying, one can imagine the consequences of a prolonged disruption not only for our plant, but for the entire DMK organisation. In view of the accumulation of incidents, action was the top priority, and we had to make the processes stable."
Maximum hygiene level without the use of peroxide
Reliably high product safety and observance of the hygie¬nic rules regulated by law are one of the most important
issues of GRUNWALD in terms of the development of new
machines. The company successfully implemented this in the past few years with various new machine concepts.
The further development of the rotary-type bucket filling
machines and the inline bucket fillers which have been established for many years has especially focused on the compliance with the maximum hygiene levels, the health of the operators as well as the reduction of the operational costs. ...
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