Safe consumption due to flawlessly hygienic processing and valid cleaning processes

In the production of food and pharmaceuticals, the consumer's safety and protection are of the utmost priority. An essential aspect of protection against contamination is the hygienic design/engineering of production facilities, in particular the product contact components or equipment. High quality products that are safe can only be produced with machinery which can be reliably cleaned and sterilized.

GENERAL

Hygienic engineering makes a significant contribution towards the safety of processing hygienically sensitive products. In addition to hygienically designed components that accelerate cleaning and prevent product deposits, innovative fully automated process solutions ensure highest quality reproducible processes. The use of reliable cleaning systems is indispensable as well. Our freely parameterizable cleaning machines (systems, robots) provide the ideal solution for the needs-based cleaning of tanks and systems. Valid and trackable cleaning processes that are adapted to the specific application as well as the integrated logging aren't merely a vision any more, they are reality!

„If you want to consume safely,
you must produce cleanly“


Hohe Tanne

HYGIENIC EQUIPMENT

The production of high-quality and hygienic products has the highest priority in the food and pharmaceutical industries, medical technology and biotechnology and is required by law.

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Hygienic Design

The term "Hygienic Design" means that machinery, systems and components which are used in hygiene sensitive areas of the processing industry are designed in an easy-to-clean way in accordance with industry standards. Hygienic handling technologies, quick-connect systems and hose screw connections for moving parts are topics that play an important role here. The development and production of hygienic components and equipment is one of our core competencies. Our experienced specialists will successfully implement your project in a focused and solution oriented way – in compliance with the latest applicable standards and guidelines. Depending on your wishes, we implement your ideas in the form of a new development or optimize your existing products with respect to hygienic design. We are happy to offer you not only sample, but also series production within our company.

Hygienic handling technologies

Due to increasing automation in the food processing sector, gripping and handling equipment (elastomer gripping technology) provide – in addition to industrial robots – a seminal solution. These devices are in direct contact with the products to be processed and thus must be able to compensate for their natural fluctuation in shape, size and surface texture as well as transport them safely. The automated handling of sensitive products such as unpackaged food (fruit, chocolates, cheese, pastries, poultry, fish, etc.) hence requires technical solutions that meet the requirements of the product, but also comply with current hygiene standards.
We design the solutions that fulfil these needs! Each gripper from our house can work according to the latest hygiene standards and ensures a safe and non-destructive handling of sensitive products.

We can achieve this through a closed construction, hygienic design (cleaning and disinfection without dismantling) and safe separation of the gripper's inner workings from the product. Due to its high flexibility, the elastomer gripping technology can be of interest for any industry where the handling of sensitive products matters, such as chemistry, the electronics industry or medical technology.

Hygienic hose screw connection for moving assemblies

By now, the use of robots, manipulators and gripper tools is commonplace throughout the industrial sector. Many of the components/actuators used are moving assemblies that are operated with fluids and are located directly in the product area.

However, the hose fittings have not yet been adapted to the new application scenarios, which presents a significant hygienic vulnerability that can potentially lead to incalculable risks. This is because the movement of the assembly and/or the hose causes friction and longitudinal movement in the clamping point, whereby substances or particles are released than can enter or leave the system. In addition, the friction in the clamping point causes stress to the material, which can then lead to material damage, leakage and premature downtimes. Our patented solution eliminates this risk. The hose is constructively fixed in such a way that any movement in that area is prevented and completely compensated for. Our hygienic hose fittings comply with the relevant directives (e.g. EHEDG) and are installed in control cabinets and valve terminals, among others.

  • CLOSED AND SMOOTH SURFACES
  • NO CREVICES OR GROOVES
  • MINIMIZED RISK FOR CONTAMINATION
  • SHORT CLEANING TIMES

INNOVATIVE CLEANING TECHNOLOGIES

The cleaning of surfaces plays a more or less important role across industries. At times the focus is on requirements in hygienic areas, at other times on safe consumption for the end consumer, and sometimes it's about the specifications for residual dirt in industrial component production. We are happy to present our in-house designs that fulfil these requirements to you or be your partner in implementing your own product idea.

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Adaptive Jet Cleaner - fast and precise cleaning of tank systems

The cleaning of large and heavily contaminated tanks is often carried out with motor-driven rotating jet cleaners. These have the disadvantage that the path of movement is set by the gear ratio. As such, needs-based or even adaptive cleaning in the scope of industry 4.0 is virtually impossible. In close cooperation with the Fraunhofer IVV Dresden, we have developed a cleaning system capable of precisely targeting every single point in the tank. Due to the AJC being freely configurable, any cleaning track can be programmed and run. Critical areas such as nozzles, agitators and dried deposit due to liquid level can be cleaned in a precise, fast and safe manner. This demonstrably reduces cleaning time by 60% and considerably increases the availability and thus the profitability of the tank system.

Your advantages:

  • intelligent drive concept with stationary motors
  • independent control of both axes
  • 360° tank cleaning
  • compact, sturdy design
  • implementation of any desired cleaning path
  • targeted cleaning of each individual point inside the tank
  • (inline) adaptation of the motion profile
  • adaptive cleaning of critical points in the tank
  • fast, product-specific optimization of cleaning time and results on site
  • use for interior and exterior cleaning possible

Optional services:

  • Adaptation of the cleaning system to the present case
  • Analysis of critical points
  • Programming the adapted tank-specific cleaning path
  • On-site commissioning
  • several different cleaning paths can be programmed into the system for changing requirements (such as product change or fill level)
  • INNOVATIVE CLEANING TECHNOLOGY
  • CLEANINIG 4.0
  • INTELLIGENT DRIVE CONCEPT
  • IMPLEMENTATION OF ANY DESIRED CLEANING PATH
  • 360° TANK CLEANING
  • TARGETED CLEANING OF CRITICAL AREAS
  • ADAPTIVE AND CUSTOMIZED CLEANING