This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Fish feed producer saves 135,000 kWh per year

13 May 2018

Following replacement of an ageing, damaged DC motor on its principal extruder, Aller Aqua, a Danish specialist in aquafeed production has benefitted from significant annual savings in energy costs – up to 135,000kWh per year.

Aller Aqua is continually looking for ways to improve its production technology and processes to benefit from the growth in the farmed fish market. The company has a broad product range, consisting of feed for 30 species of fish. As a result, production schedules are demanding, which is why it sought to maximise its potential gains when the DC motor on one of its main extruders needed to be replaced.

Aller Aqua had a particular interest in energy efficiency for its new motor solution as extruding feed stuff is a very energy-intensive process. After evaluating possible solutions, the company opted for a 310 kW (2400 rpm) Dyneo permanent magnet synchronous motor, from Leroy-Somer, part of the Nidec group. Offering an efficiency level exceeding IE4 requirements, this option will enable the saving of at least 135,000 kWh of electricity per year.

Beyond energy performance, Aller Aqua is now also able to benefit from significant savings in maintenance costs, allied to increased machine availability, as the previous DC motor featured a brush and collector system, which included a variety of wearing parts. The Dyneo motor also allowed the existing installation to be simplified by eliminating the cooling/ventilation circuit required by the old motor. 

Contact Details and Archive...

Print this page | E-mail this page


Article image Anheuser-Busch InBev’s distribution strategy model

Over the past 10 years Anheuser-Busch InBev (A-B InBev) has grown its global distribution network using a strategy which goes against the grain for traditional brewery specifications. In place of cost and time intensive permanent structures, it has adopted a design-driven approach in partnership with Herchenbach, a manufacturer of temporary buildings and semi-permanent warehouses. Full Story...

Article image And the 2018 Food Processing Award winners are…

There were nine Food Processing Awards up for grabs this year. The judging panel whittled it down to three finalists in each category and we left it to the readers of Food Processing to decide the winners, which were announced at an awards ceremony in Coventry on 18th October.Full Story...

What role does refrigeration play in the supply chain?

A recipe for continuous improvement success

Adapt and change to stay competitive