GEA has showed a new modular orbital cleaner at Brau Beviale 2019 in Nuremberg. Compared to conventional orbital cleaners, the OC200 offers distinctive advantages in terms of cleaning performance and efficiency, build quality and lifetime. The modular concept allows the optimisation of the cleaning process, resulting in significant cost savings. The orbital cleaner’s normal operating pressures are 4 to 10 bar and can easily deliver high impact liquids for tanks with a diameter of up to 35 metres. The OC200 is particularly suitable for large process tanks and storage vessels for industries including food, beverage, fish farming, healthcare, chemical, marine, bioethanol and wine.
Ground breaking design is a recipe for success
Effective, efficient and repeatable cleaning processes are essential in today’s modern hygienic manufacturing industries. The team at GEA has now developed a ground breaking modular cleaning solution for large vessels and particularly demanding cleaning applications. The new GEA Orbital Cleaner OC200 can be individually configured and easily adapted to the cleaning tasks at hand, ensuring optimization of the cleaning process whilst protecting valuable resources. The modular system allows interchangeability of key components – rotors, nozzle carriers and nozzles – in various standard options whilst the main cleaner assembly simply remains in place. This modularity offers flexible adjustments of impact values, cleaning diameter, dwell time and insertion size, as well as reduced consumption of cleaning media, according to the application requirements and customers’ priorities.
Powerful and flexible cleaner type
The new GEA Orbital Cleaner OC200 is the largest and most powerful cleaner in the GEA range. With nozzle sizes up to 15mm, it combines extended cleaning distances through the use of the latest nozzle and flow guide combinations, ensuring high impact performance standards. If the process parameters change, the cleaner can simply be adapted to the new requirements through the interchangeability of key components. Optimizing the cleaning performance helps to prevent product contamination and increase product safety, thereby protecting the product and brand.
Significant cost savings due to optimized cleaning
The GEA Orbital Cleaner OC200 saves time and valuable resources (chemicals, water, labor costs) thanks to the unit’s ability to be totally adjustable to the cleaning process. Once the cleaner has been installed, the process engineer is able to fine tune the “clean in place” process to obtain maximum efficiency, keeping the “total cost of ownership” and cost per clean optimized.
At the forefront when it comes to service and build quality
The superior design and build quality ensures repeatable performance, combined with extended service intervals, ensuring longer plant production. When service is required, the unit’s relatively small number of internal components, together with the availability of standard service kits through the extensive GEA network, allow a swift cost effective return to full operation.
Unlocking the potential of connected packs
Solutions in connected packaging
With the support of SIG’s Connected Pack solutions, Brazilian dairy producer Languiru Cooperative has become one of the leading market players in the southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul at a time of increasing competition and growing consumer demands. And to reaffirm its ongoing partnership with SIG, Languiru has commissioned another filling line from SIG.
Since implementing SIG’s pioneering digital solutions in 2017, Languiru has experienced a number of achievements. These include greater consumer trust and quality perception in their products, improvements in productivity, and now a market share growth that puts Languiru in the region’s top three largest dairy producers, according to Kantar WorldPanel. Before its traceability project with SIG, Languiru was the fifth largest dairy producer in Rio Grande do Sul.
Languiru operates in an environment where consumers are demanding more transparency in business, more product information, and more digital communication with their brands of choice. Alongside this, food and beverage producers like Languiru need to reliably manage products in their supply chain, and ensure visibility at all times to guarantee efficiency, control and safety.
As a response to these market challenges, Languiru set out to create a new dairy concept: Qualidade do início ao fim, which translates as “Quality from beginning to end”. But in order to realise this promise, the producer needed a solution that not only makes product data easily accessible, but can also drive consumer engagement, trust and brand recognition.
Quality from beginning to end
To technically realise its vision of “Quality from beginning to end”, Languiru turned to SIG’s integrated Connected Pack platform – a drive to deliver unique digital coding technologies and track-and-trace solutions that ensure 100% connectivity and transparency together with greater digital interaction and engagement.
“Languiru has always stood out for the quality of its products, and the use of SIG’s innovative Connected Pack technology has enabled us to strengthen this perception and show consumers that Languiru milk is truly differentiated,” said Languiru Cooperative president, Dirceu Bayer.
As of May 2017, Brazilian consumers of five different Languiru milk products can access quality data, brand information and interactive quizzes directly on their smartphones by scanning a unique on-pack QR code. This QR code system was unprecedented in the food industry when it launched and proved SIG’s early commitment to the connected packaging trend.
“We have no doubt that with SIG we have a greater competitive advantage within the market compared to many other brands,” added Languiru’s Bayer. “SIG understood our demands and developed a tailor-made solution for Languiru that demonstrates quality and therefore adds value to our brand.”
Adding value throughout the supply chain
With a direct link to consumers, Languiru also has the opportunity for digital marketing activities, such as games, quizzes and promotions. In addition to this, in-line monitoring capabilities and vast data collection in the product journey has enabled Languiru to optimise production and logistics, and manage quality risks more proactively. The process of product traceability in the supply chain has now been reduced from five hours to five minutes, making recalls significantly easier. And in 2018, Languiru recorded a productivity improvement of more than 5% at its dairy plant, resulting in less waste and improved costs.
Languiru has also commissioned a third SIG filling machine. This new line ensures that 100% of Languiru’s long-life milk and chocolate milk product Chocolan has surgical traceability with unique QR codes securing end-to-end traceability for consumers and Languiru.
“For SIG, our greatest achievement is the success of our customers. Being part of the growth of Cooperativa Languiru and its consolidation as a market leader in long-life milk in Rio Grande do Sul is very gratifying and shows SIG’s commitment to be not only a supplier but a solution partner,” said Ricardo Rodriguez, CEO of SIG Combibloc Americas.
Traceability from the start for Origem
In August, Languiru launched a new premium milk called Origem. The milk is produced by only five farms, which all have the Good Practices of the Farm seal – a local initiative recognising dairy farms with best practices and processes – and are filled within 24 hours. The originating milk doesn’t have stabilizers, which maintains its purity, freshness and flavour characteristics.
With SIG’s Connected Pack technology, consumers can obtain information about the milk and the farm where it was produced, as well as information from producers, time of collection and satellite images of the farms.
Unique QR codes tied to the originating milk, as well as Languiru’s regular line, offer detailed information on factory quality tests and support traceability all the way to the shelf. This means Languiru can offer consumers an even more premium product with differentiation for those seeking a product of proven quality.
SIG’s Connected Pack is one of three value-adding segments that are part of its Value Proposition to help food and beverage producers meet increasing industry demands. Other solution-driven segments available include Product Innovation & Differentiation, and Smart Factory.
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The DNA of Better Packaging and Processing
At interpack 2020 in Düsseldorf Multivac will be presenting itself as a supplier of integrated solutions in packaging and processing. International visitors to Multivac’s five exhibition areas will be able to learn all about the company’s comprehensive range of solutions as well as the expertise of the Multivac Group in all applications. The company will also be focusing at the trade fair on concepts for producing sustainable packaging solutions, as well as on the digitalisation of processes and business models.
The main stand in Hall 5 (E 23) will focus primarily on the food processing industry. Here Multivac will be showing four fully automated packaging lines to demonstrate its far-reaching expertise in line automation, as well as exhibiting a wide range of different packaging technologies. Concepts for producing sustainable packaging solutions will also be featured, as well as aspects of digitalisation in processes and business models.
Utilising an outside area (between Hall 5 and 7), Multivac will be showing a fully integrated solution in live operation for the slicing and thermoforming packaging of a wide range of products. The fully automated line consists of Multivac’s highest-output slicer model and a thermoforming packaging machine.
Exhibiting on another outside are (in front of Hall 5), Multivac will be giving an insight into its wide range of semi-automatic and fully automatic packaging solutions for small and medium-sized processors. This includes chamber machines, traysealers and compact thermoforming packaging machines.
Trade fair visitors to Fritsch (Hall 3, C 04) can find answers to their questions on all aspects of dough forming and processing as well as details of the company’s comprehensive product range – from solutions for hand-crafted producers right up to industrial-scale manufacturers.
In addition to this, Multivac will be presenting in Hall 16 (Stand B 72) a range of solutions for packing medical and pharmaceutical products. The exhibits include solutions for the automatic packing of sensitive products and small batches, as well as marking and automation solutions, which are specifically designed for the high demands of this sector.