At Milchwerke Schwaben, the farmers are not only suppliers of milk, a valuable raw material. They are also co-owners of the entire dairy. Over 800 milk suppliers deliver their fresh milk to the cooperative every day. They all have one thing in common: a passion for first-class dairy products!
Milchwerke Schwaben processes 410 million kilograms of milk and whey each year. On average, the nearly 200 employees annually produce 65,000 tons of yogurt and desserts, 5,000 tons of butter, 33,000 tons of cheese, and 23,000 tons of milk and whey powder.
Metal detection must be installed at various checkpoints to control for the quality of dairy products. Butter and rice pudding, for example, are transported through pipelines prior to filling. In order to ensure these packaged products are free of metallic contaminants, metal detectors are used.
P-SCAN RG detects magnetic and non-magnetic metal contaminants at the highest performance levels, thus ensuring product quality and protecting against complaints. The equipment is built from glass-beaded stainless steel with protection class IP 65, thereby meeting the standards of the food industry and offering easy adaptability for any pipeline. With 34 different coil sizes for all common nominal pipe diameters, the metal detector can be perfectly integrated into existing production lines. The high-tech electronics of the GENIUS+, in combination with a metal detector, makes for a highly precise and robust metal sensor. Automatic selection from two or three search frequencies provides the highest sensitivity for all types of metal, even when inspecting butter and rice pudding, products whose processing temperatures result in a high degree of product effect.
Flexibility in installation, detection performance, and hygiene made Sesotec's offer the best choice.
From retailers to end-consumers, product safety requirements are becoming increasingly stringent. “In order to remain competitive, we have to meet the highest quality standards. Without product safety, there is no certification,” says Jürgen Knupfer, Head of the Fresh Products Department.