A new blending line optimises workflows
Date 01.21.2019 | Category: News
The line was installed in the newly built Plant 2 in Wittenburg, where it permits more efficient processes. The plant is designed for the gentle production of foods and food supplements in powder form such as meal replacers, dietetic products, dry beverage bases or protein mixtures and is equipped with an automatic wash-in-place system (WIP). This investment will enable SternMaid to increase its production capacity by about 10,000 tonnes per annum.
With the new blending line, SternMaid will in future be able to produce the mixtures needed for filling into customised retail packs such as spiral-wound plastic or fibreboard cans, bags or sachets directly in Plant 2. Since these small-pack lines are in the same building, this will improve the workflows there.
As a further option, liquid ingredients can be worked into the mixtures homogeneously in the amount of 0.01 to 60 percent of the formulation with the aid of special nozzles. To enable intensive mixing, the machine is also fitted with cutters.
With the WIP system, the line is designed for extremely thorough wet cleaning before a change of product. It therefore meets strict organic, kosher or halal requirements. From the regulatory point of view, the blender falls under SternMaid’s FSSC 22000 certification, the internationally recognised standard for the industrial production of foods.
To Mark Riemer, SternMaid’s commercial manager, the investment constitutes an important step towards reacting even more flexibly to customers’ requirements: “On the one hand, we have enlarged our capacities in order to respond better to the needs of industry in the field of blending. And on the other hand, the new blending line will optimise the workflows at our plant. In view of our customers’ ever-increasing quality demands, we decided to instal wash-in-place equipment. That permits the efficient wet cleaning more and more of our customers are asking for.” For more visit sternmaid.de/en
Source: SternmaidAuthor: COX