Food containers cleaning at DMK - Neubörger (DEU)
More and more food companies select Gröninger Container Cleaning Booths foor their IBC's en food containers cleaning requirements.
Gröninger recently delivered a latest design Container Cleaning Booth for Neubörger. DMK Neubörger has a growing need at the Neubörger site to clean stainless steel food containers and plastic bag-in-box containers.
The market is changing to smaller product deliveries so more and more food containers are being used. These containers are being returned partly contaminated. Because of the food safety requirements, it is very important that these containers are cleaned very effectively. After cleaning and before the containers are refilled a final sterilization step takes place.
The new Gröninger Container Cleaning Booth offers automatic product residue removal in the pre-cleaning phase with 100 bar high pressure water at 60° C. A conductivity measurement determines if all residual product is 100% removed. The next phase is automatic internal cleaning with 60° C water at 100 bar and with alkaline dosing. The rinsing water of the main cleaning phase is collected in a basin in the bottom of the booth and is subsequently used for the external cleaning of the containers. The final cleaning phase uses pure municipal water.
An insulated 800 liter hot water tank is part of the system. Cold water is heated by a built-in 3 bar steam coil. Outdoor cleaning of valves and sticker removal takes place with a high pressure lance on a stainless steel hose reel at 100 bar. The Gröninger Container Cleaning Booth is pre-engineered to be used as inline cleaning booth in the future.
Gröninger has a lot of experience in developing cleaning booths. In 2016 Gröninger decided to put all past experiences and new insights into a new state-of-the-art design. All future booths will be based on the new modular platform; specific requirements can be built in based on customer demands. At the moment three booths from the new series are on order.
With 26 locations in ten German regions and around 7,500 employees, the DMK GROUP is one of Germany’s largest dairy companies, obtaining its raw milk from more than 8,300 active dairy farmers. The cooperative-based company headquartered in Zeven, Lower Saxony, processed around 6.7 billion kilos of milk in the year under review to make internationally recognised quality products for retailers, food manufacturers and bulk consumers. With a turnover of 4.6 billion euros, the DMK GROUP is also one of the leaders of the European dairy industry. DMK is present in more than 100 countries. The product range covers the spectrum from basic milk products and cheese through dairy ingredients for food manufacturing to baby food, ice cream and health products.