Use vacuum conveyors when you Aim to Reclaim

Vacuum conveying offers quick, efficient and convenient solutions for reclaim applications aimed at minimizing waste and maximizing productivity. Find out how, when and why vacuum conveyors can help cut your losses!

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Piab’s vacuum conveyors keep food FLOWing

Regardless of whether they are used for baking goods, confectionery, instant food, food additives or nutraceuticals, piFLOW® vacuum conveyors meet the demands of the global food industry. Offering low noise and contained conveying, ATEX certification, compliance with FDA and EU 1935/2004 regulations, as well as fulfilling current Good Manufacturing Practice, the conveyors ensure a safe working environment and problem-free, highly productive operations.

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Wrigley Poland sees reduction in energy consumption, maintenance and cleaning time



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Background

Wrigley is a name well-known in the consumer goods industry for its wide variety of chewing gum and mints. Wrigley Poland recently decided to follow the company move toward process automation by simplifying its conveying process to reduce downtime.

Result

With the Piab system in place, there is less downtime during the manufacturing of pressed mints and pellet form gum, as the vacuum conveyor and filters are very easy to clean. Since installing the conveyors, Wrigley Poland has reduced cleaning time by about 70%, while maintenance has been reduced to periodical replacement of filters only. Wrigley also reports that the previous system cost the company twice as much as the Piab solution at the same capacity, and was much less reliable. The new conveyors are also more efficient, as their design improves the vacuum-assisted flow by 25% without affecting energy consumption.

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Baking goods

The most common application for vacuum conveying is to feed various kinds of sugar, salt, flour or similar material via sieves into blenders and mixers.

Nutraceutical

The most common applications are to feed packaging machines with finished product (typically protein powders), tablet presses and capsule filling machines with blended powders, and blenders/mixers with ingredients.

Instant food

Vacuum conveying is widely used in this industry and often used to feed dosing equipment or a sieve, mixer/blender or a dosing machine. It can also feed packaging machines and reclaim from packaging and other machines.

Food additives

Vacuum conveying is widely used in this industry and often used to feed dosing equipment or a sieve, mixer/blender or a dosing machine. It can also feed packaging machines and reclaim from packaging and other machines.

Confectionary and candy

Vacuum conveying is used to feed dosing equipment or a sieve, mixer/blender or a dosing machine. It can also feed packaging machines and reclaim from packaging and other machines. For the finished fragile products, conveying is also used with both a special conveying method and a conveyor family optimized for fragile components.

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piFLOW®t

The new piFLOW®t, a vacuum conveying system optimized for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and food industries. It features numerous smart solutions that will enable it to easily transport tablets – while minimizing damage to the material!

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piFLOW®p

This is a conveyor when a premium technology is needed, e.g. in the food and pharmaceutical industry. It also makes sense when there is a big demand on high throughput performance with a small foot print. The piFLOW®p capacity range is very big – from 0.07 cubic feet batch volume up to almost 2 cubic feet.

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piFLOW®f

The piFLOW®f conveyor is widely used in the industry where food grade quality is a demand. This conveyor is often used as an alternative to mechanical conveyors when there is a requirement for dust free conveying or low maintenance. Capacity up to 4 tons/h.

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