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The Tönnies Group has constructed its bovine animal competence heart in Badbergen, Lower Saxony. เกจวัดแรงดันน้ำ4หุน of beef are vacuum-packed in thermoforming and shrink-wrap machines, a course of that has turn out to be extra efficient than ever following renovations at the web site: Now, energy-saving Atlas Copco variable-speed vacuum pumps are used to create vacuum circumstances at two central stations.What was a blended slaughterhouse has become a “bovine animal competence center”: For decades, cattle and pigs had been slaughtered and butchered on the same time in Badbergen on behalf of other firms. In 2017, the Tönnies Group took over the positioning and determined to base its complete slaughtering operation in Badbergen – up till that point, this had taken place at the company’s main site in Rheda-Wiedenbrück. In 2020, Tönnies Beef reopened the positioning after extensive conversion and renovation. The Group invested around eighty five million euro within the constructing and state-of-the-art expertise at this website in a small city in northern Lower Saxony, between Oldenburg and Osnabrück. The slaughtering, butchering and ending processes are based mostly on the newest cooling technology, machine-based butchering and extremely automated selecting and transport traces.
Several hundred tons of meat go away the site daily and 95% of the animal – virtually everything – is utilized. This allows Tönnies to satisfy different eating habits around the globe: While German consumers prefer lean beef, meat with a thick layer of fat is popular in Scandinavia and other European nations, based on the manufacturer’s web site.
Efficient screw vacuum pumps present forming, low and fantastic vacuums
“The cuts weigh between 1.5 and 9 kilograms after butchering,” explains Waldemar Metzger, Technical Manager of Tönnies Beef GmbH & Co. KG in Badbergen. The cuts are vacuum-packed for varied main prospects. For this objective, Tönnies has installed several packaging lines within the halls: Seven thermoforming roller machines and two robot-operated shrink-wrap packaging machines. Efficient Atlas Copco vacuum pumps are used within the methods to hoover pack the tubular/shrink baggage and thermoformed plastic trays, and to maintain the meat actually fresh. They work in two stations and supply forming, low and fine vacuums.
The thermoforming machines equipped by vacuum station 1. There are 4 Atlas Copco GHS 585 VSD+ variable-speed, oil-injected screw vacuum pumps that evacuate the air up to forty mbar (absolute), in addition to 4 small boosters that decrease the strain even additional to 3 mbar. One of the screw pumps supplies the forming vacuum for the thermoforming curler machines, which only require round a hundred to one hundred fifty mbar for the forming process. The other vacuum pumps in this station are related to the boosters. One of the pumps is redundant at any given time: This is also the case within the second vacuum station, which comprises five GHS 730 VSD+ pumps that remove the air from the shrink baggage on the Cryovac strains. “The dimension of the cuts of meat is automatically detected by our techniques,” explains Waldemar Metzger. “The packaging machines then routinely insert the cuts of meat into the tubular luggage, that are cut to the proper size underneath a vacuum bell.” Under the hood, all ambient air is then evacuated in two levels till the strain is round three mbar (fine vacuum).
“With the forming vacuum – or thermoforming vacuum, as it’s additionally known as – the plastic tray is shaped by cutting the foil roll,” says the Technical Manager. After filling the shell with smaller pieces of meat, the shell is “wed” to the duvet movie: The device closes and seals the packaging airtight at three to 5 mbar utilizing the nice vacuum. Sorting machines assign the individual trays and tubular luggage to bigger boxes, that are then used to choose customized bins for customer orders.
Efficient speed regulation reduces vitality necessities by a third or more
Waldemar Metzger has been working in Badbergen for 20 years and has been part of the planning and execution phases of converting the combined slaughterhouse to a purely beef operation from the very beginning. This included the choice to buy Atlas Copco variable-speed vacuum pumps. “As far as know-how is concerned, having the power to range the velocity of the GHS vacuum pumps is crucial to us and saves energy,” stresses the Tönnies worker. “Compared to fixed-speed machines, you can reliably cut down vitality requirements by around a third – even perhaps by half, depending on the range issue.”
The controls on the vacuum pumps have a user-friendly plain textual content show, which also signifies the working hours and upkeep intervals. Since the Atlas Copco pumps could be related on to an exhaust system, it was possible to make use of air-cooled pumps. According to the producer, this improves the local weather of the room; it is no longer essential to have the additional room cooling usually required when using central vacuum techniques.
The venture was implemented on web site by and with Oliver Hornberg, Managing Director of Eugen Theis Vakuumtechnik in Werther. He delivered the pumps to Tönnies Beef, ready to make use of – including a four hundred m pipeline in the converted slaughterhouse, measuring in places to a diameter of DN 300. His firm, Eugen Theis GmbH, was founded in 1984 and specializes in vacuum know-how. In 1999, Hornberg took over the business from its founder, Eugen Theis, and 20 years later, in late 2021, offered it to Atlas Copco after he couldn’t find a successor. “Our two kids are pursuing different profession paths,” he says. Hornberg himself stays Managing Director even after the corporate was offered to Atlas Copco and is looking ahead to significant growth beneath the umbrella of one of the world’s largest suppliers of vacuum pumps. The firm already operates throughout Germany: “From Flensburg within the north to Regensburg in the south and Halle (Saale) in the east,” he says, outlining the reach of his firm: This additionally includes Badbergen in the (north)west, as he typically stops by at Tönnies Beef to keep up the machines.
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