Firing Industries Ltd. supplies piab vacuum-conveying solutions, including the innovative piFLOW®p device. One manufacturer that yields high advantages from this product is M.B. Sugar, based in India, a company that makes sweeteners that come in stick packs for instant use by coffee/tea drinkers in Starbucks and five-star hotels.
Here is why M.B. switched from its previous bucket-elevator solution to better results with this piab vacuum conveyor.
Easy to clean and maintain
The company faced several product-quality issues with the previous system. The open nature of the bucket elevator resulted in hygienic challenges and contamination with black dust in the product. This method also required manual inspection and removal of black particles, keeping employees busy for hours with tons of sugar. In addition, varying operator skills led to differences in quality, resulting in more product loss.
In the current system, the piFLOW®p is installed atop a dryer and conveys sugar from the ground-floor hopper to the dryer in batches. Workers retrieve raw sugar in sacks and empty it into the hopper; once dry, the sugar is filled directly into the stick packs or other small paper packets for hygienic delivery. Because the piFLOW®p operates as a closed system, it stops foreign material from entering the process. It is also easy to clean and maintain. The quick-release system of filters and gaskets enables fast yet thorough disassembly, cleaning, and reassembly of the whole conveyor for the next batch.
M.B. has never experienced product contamination with the piab system, and it has boosted throughput of conveyed sugar from three to almost four tons an hour. The piFLOW®p has run maintenance-free for six months, which raises available production time substantially. piab specialists helped the customer configure the conveyor precisely as required, and the pump unit has a warranty of five years.
The piFLOW®p complies with the highest standards of operational safety and hygiene in the food-processing and pharmaceutical sectors, and it is also ATEX-certified for dust and gas. Firing Industries can deliver this device to enhance any operation in these industries.
To learn more, contact Firing Industries’ application-sales engineers at [email protected] or (877) 688-0974.