The final quarter has been busy completing RotaTherm® systems whilst fielding many enquiries, especially on Aseptic and Mozzarella applications. The RotaTherm® demonstration system arrived in Europe and has conducted trials on a wide range of products.
New In-Line Disigntegrator
In-Line Disintegrator 3-D model
The GPI R&D department are pleased to launch the In-line Disintegrator.
The GPI In-line Disintegrator has been designed to reduce the particle size of processed cheese blend prior to cooking.The principle of the equipment is based on a shear pump and milling machine, with a significantly larger capacity than those commercially available. Design considerations included throughput, viscosity, pressure and curd particle size, with the aim of optimising your production benefits.
The In-Line Disintegrator delivers the following benefits:
- Lower formulation cost
- Lower standard deviation in finished product weight
- Increased product quality
- Reduced capital cost against increasing grinder capacity
For further information please contact Alastair Sorley.
New Moisture Control Unit
The GPI Moisture Control Unit (MCU) is designed to assist in managing the finished product moisture.
This equipment has the ability to correct product moisture continuously in-line while the product is being processed.
The MCU uses a dosing pump to deliver a set amount of water into the lower steam injector. The steam injector then drives this 'wet' steam into the product where it is fused with the product.
Moisture Control Unit (MCU)
The MCU can deliver the following benefits:
- Lower formulation cost
- Increased product quality
- Increased product consistency
For further information please contact Simon Donnelly.
Particulate Management with the RotaTherm®
The RotaTherm® continuous cooker is continuing to prove its capabilities in particulate management on a daily basis. The system successfully maintains particulate integrity in formulations (as shown) and processes particulates up to 25mm.
For further information on particulate management and to discuss your application needs please contact Shane Enayati.
European Aseptic Forum
Aseptic experts from around the globe assembled at Aseptipak.
The forum concentrated on the ongoing developments within aseptic processing, filling and packing.
Bob Smith's presentation "Particulates and High Viscosity Aseptic processing: the RotaTherm® cooker way" was well received and provoked significant interest. For further information on Aseptic processing please contact Shane Enayati.
Fresh Interest at Foodtech, NZ
The FPE stand at foodtech/packtech 2004, Auckland NZ, including a 10 jet RotaTherm® cooker and GPI Mk2 reciprocating temperature probe, had a constant flow of interest.
It was an exciting show with an array of new clients becoming aware of the RotaTherm cooker.
Along with the FPE team, Alastair, GPI's GM attended, making some excellent contacts and enlightening many to the benefits we can provide.
GPI would like to thank FPE, our Australasian agent, for all their hard work and support at Foodtech.
Please contact Paula Bell if you require follow up to your attendance at Foodtech.
GPI Question Forum
As a result of a range of queries from both existing and potential clients we have decided to include the most relevant questions in news@goldpeg.
We have a number of different formulas that we run in a single day through our Batch process; how is this managed through the RotaTherm® Continuous Cooking system, or is it just suitable for long runs?
The RotaTherm® Continuous Cooker is suitable for short runs with a number of different formulas, or long runs.
Product changeover for short run flexibility is achieved by
- Pushing the product forward to the vacuum vessel using steam from the cooker,
- Removing the steam with the vacuum system and
- Pumping all product to the filler to be packed.
The cooker is then quickly flushed with water, drained and ready for the next formulation.
This operation is completed in 15 minutes with minimal waste produced.
Demonstration RotaTherm® Full Steam Ahead
The strong interest in the RotaTherm® in Europe has seen the system in almost constant operation in a number of countries.
The time allocated to Europe for demonstrations is nearing completion.
The true diversity of the RotaTherm® continuous cooker is being exploited with demonstrations in product applications such as chunky soups, baby food, sauces, meat pie filling, desserts, processed cheese and mozzarella.
The Demonstration model is a small-scale version of the RotaTherm® Continuous Cooking System mounted on a single skid for ease of transportation, needing only the supply of essential services for installation/operation. The demonstration design has unique features with the ability to blend, forward feed, cook, vacuum flash cool and provide processed product to a filler at pasteurised and UHT temperatures.
In Europe, the demonstration skid is under the management of GPI's agents, Berief Innovativ - for Europe, and Intertek for cheese and the UK.
Aseptic RotaTherm® system has received great coverage globally in German, Spanish, Middle Eastern and southern hemisphere publications.
Look out for up-coming coverage in:
- What's New in Food (Australia/NZ), Nov/Dec 04 Issue
- Food and Beverage Asia, December 04 Issue
Meet the GPI Manufacturing Manager - Mr Matthew Callaghan
Matt has been with GPI for 18 months. As our Manufacturing Manager, Matt brings to GPI 20 years experience, in Australia and New Zealand, in engineering and the dairy industry.
Matt's experience includes:
- The design, implementation and development of maintenance planning systems on the world's largest fresh milk dairy-manufacturing site.
- Developing documentation and monitoring systems, reliability engineering and cost reduction initiatives.
Matt's combination of experience, systems expertise and quality knowledge ensure timely and quality solutions for our customers.
We are receiving increasing numbers of enquiries for technological assistance from our clients. GPI can assist you with product or processing technology, manufacturing, quality or environmental matters please contact GPI's General Manager, Alastair Sorley.
The GPI website, www.goldpeg.com has been updated with new articles and information.
- New equipment images
We are continually updating our website with new information, so please have a visit.
Any input concerning the newsletter and website please contact Paula Bell
Holiday Closing Dates
Our office will be closing from Friday 24th December 2004 at 12.00 noon and will reopen on Monday 10th January 2005.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in 2004 and to wish you continued success in 2005.
If you have any requirements over the Christmas break please contact