A leading global bakery organisation has specified fluid control equipment from Bürkert as part of a new automated dosing system designed to add minor fluid ingredients to the dough making process.
Allied Bakeries is the parent organisation of Sunblest, Twinings, Burgen and more.
The Bürkert equipment, which measures and controls the flow of ingredients via a process PLC, was specified for its extreme accuracy and longevity. Bürkert's single-supplier ability to deliver a complete turn-key fluid control system was also a key factor.
The cabinets are planned for first use in the UK. Approximately fifty cabinets will be installed at various UK sites.
From the initial brief, Bürkert project managed the installation of the fluid control system from concept to completion, which included supplying full documentation and manuals.
The sensor and valve technologies were selected to meet the requirements of both hygienic and high viscosity duties, and each batching line was engineered to exactly match the characteristics of the individual fluid ingredient being processed.
To ensure that accurate and repeatable batches are maintained, the IP66 cabinets are equipped with a combination of process and pneumatic valves, sensors and instrumentation, and were fully assembled, wired and tested prior to despatch.
Explaining Bürkert's approach to the project, Industry Applications Manager Neil Saunders says: "The flexibility of our sensor range allowed us to specify a number of 'fit for purpose' flow measuring technologies, such as positive displacement and Magflow. This ensured that we met both the cost and operational objectives of the project."
Mr Saunders said that comprehensive training and support was part of the turn-key project.