Just 10 minutes for a simple flushing and only 90 minutes and one operator for a thorough cleaning with vacuum and dust-cloth – that’s all you need to clean our powder-to-powder mixer. This represents the fastest cleaning in the industry and cuts your downtime for cleaning significantly for big savings on your overall operational costs. That’s vital in production where high hygiene is the top priority. In infant formula production, for example, every hour of cleaning time saved is worth approximately €125,000
Powder-to-powder mixers are key elements in food production lines and one of the biggest equipment investments producers make – but cleaning them has previously been a time-consuming and costly affair. That’s why every element of our Tetra Pak® Powder Mixer B3500 is designed to streamline the cleaning process – so cleaning is required less often and takes less time and effort.
How often you need to clean varies widely depending on the products and capacities you mix each day or hour. Inspection hatches on either side of the mixing vessel enable operators to assess when cleaning is necessary and when it is not – without requiring them to completely stop production, discharge the mixer and lose valuable time.
Once operators assess that cleaning is required, the mixer is fully prepared with closures and locks for electricity and compressed air that quickly and easily stop and secure the machine for safe, fast cleaning.
Large doors with patented ergonomic handles and cantilevered shaft enable quick dismantling plus fast and full accessibility to the mixing vessel for cleaning. The paddle shafts are easily cleaned outside of the mixing vessel and operators can turn the shafts by hand to access all paddle surfaces without extra tools or ladders. Operators no longer need to enter the vessel, making cleaning both faster and safer.
Our patented new discharge valve is fully dismountable and rotates outward for easy and ergonomic access to the hatch and seals in just a few seconds. This differs greatly from all other solutions in the industry, which are bolted in place and require major maintenance time and assistance with a forklift to dismount – and still require operators to climb inside the hopper and under the equipment to clean the outlet.
Inside the mixing vessel, the top is fully welded at a wide angle, eliminating any places where dust could fasten that would require dismantling to clean. And a patented process for wet sand blasting the vessel’s interior surfaces, available as an option, makes it more difficult for powder to cling to the surfaces, for even faster and easier cleaning.
Furthermore, thanks to high- quality seals, no dust escapes the equipment during operation, meaning operators only need to clean inside the equipment and not its on the outer surface or the work environment. And a cleaning kit with documentation shows operators how to perform very fast dry cleaning with a brush and vacuum.
The fastest cleaning in the industry and lowest downtime in the industry adds up to big savings for you – reducing your overall operational costs and boosting your profits with every hour of cleaning time saved. You are welcome to visit our Product Development Centre in Le May-sur-Èvre, France for a demonstration of the new Tetra Pak® Powder Mixer B3500.
Contact sales for a calculation of how much you can save with our new Tetra Pak® Powder Mixer B3500.
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