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GEA dairysmart for maximum flexibility in dairy operations

11 May 2015

GEA Mechanical Equipment UK Ltd announce an innovative solution forstraightforward dairy product extension that uses tried and tested componentscombined intelligently on one skid. 

The dairysmart is designed for small and medium-sized dairies as well as cheese factories that do not want to invest in extensive machinery but that nonetheless want to offer a broad range of products. It comprises the ecocream skimming separator for milk and whey in conjunction with an intelligent production kit for smart, flexible product processing and the new IO control system from GEA.

With the bundled experience and competence on the skid, it is possible to meet the different
requirements in milk and whey processing with no modifications and minimum time input and to expand one’s own product portfolio in an easy way. From automatic tank standardization through milk and whey skimming to standardization of cream: all tasks can be completed quickly, reproducibly and therefore reliably. Moreover, as a result of the easy operation, reliable and defined product and process control is achieved, analysis input is reduced and the high level of automation makes it possible to achieve the standard of large production plants.

Overview of the components
ecocream is a skimming separator driven by a flat belt for a capacity range of 3000 – 15,000 l/h. Itr stands out for its reduced energy consumption and its wearing parts are reduced to a minimum by comparison with the predecessor models. This makes the handling easier, minimises maintenance costs and the stocking of spare parts, and makes the process control easy and reliable overall.

Intelligently equipped for milk and whey cream
Skimming separators separate the feed products (milk/whey) into skim milk/whey and cream. However, if milk with a defined fat content is to be produced instead of skim milk, then part of the cream must be returned to the skim milk. The existing equipment allows automatic tank standardisation. Moreover, the desired cream fat content is kept constant.

Easiest operation with the new IO control
Easy operation and user guidance already significantly improve the efficiency as well as the product and process reliability. Yet, the intuitive operation is only one side of the coin. On the other side is the question of the optimal machine setting. This can only ever be answered depending on the respective requirements of the operator. With the new IO control from GEA, these adjustments of the centrifuge can be made at the touch of a button as desired. Using optional efficiency assistants, the user also has the option of selecting whether the centrifuge should generate maximum yields or maximum performance – or whether the energy consumption should be optimized. One push of a button is sufficient for the control to adjust the dairysmart automatically to the desired production method.

With the dairysmart, GEA customers therefore obtain a system that not only stands out for the reliability and efficiency of the individual components but also combines them to achieve intelligent added value.


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