The second quarter of 2004 has been a time of expansion for GPI with the doubling of our manufacturing plant, and the increase in the RotaTherm® Cooker's presence in the world marketplace.
Aseptic System Launch
We are in the process of launching our GPI Aseptic RotaTherm system.
Please register your interest by contacting your relevant GPI agent or emailing Paula Bell with the words 'Aseptic Launch'.
Active Temperature Probe Mk2 Display
The Mk2 version of the GPI reciprocating temperature probe generated significant interest at the recent trade shows.
Attendees at FOOMA acknowledged the versatility of the temperature probe, as the Mk2 can be mounted in pipe spools or on disc for use in pipes, batch cookers and vessels.
The new features of the Mk2 include: a longer stroke length, a more central location of the probe to the product flow, increased service life through harder wearing seals and bearings to reduce stress and wear.
The reciprocating temperature probe enables the accurate temperature measurement of difficult products and is ideal for long production runs.
Please contact Shane Enayati to discuss your needs.
R & D Demonstration Skid Moving to Europe
The RotaTherm® continuous cooking demonstration unit is soon to move to Europe to perform further trials. In Europe it will be under the management of Berief Innovativ and Intertek.
New RotaTherm® Cooker Application
Recent RotaTherm cooker trials have achieved an outstanding result for vegetable processors.
Potato products, to achieve a mashed or semi-mashed state, have proven a successful application of the RotaTherm processing system.
The RotaTherm cooking system enables processors to use vegetable ingredient (from long term storage), achieving approximately 98% of starch utilisation (of both natural & added) to produce a commercial 'mashed' result.
As well as a product quality improvement over existing technology, 'mash' manufacturers can benefit from huge savings on ingredient costs
For further information, or to discuss your application needs please contact Alastair Sorley.
Future Show Activity - Fresh interest at Foodtech, NZ
FPE, our NZ & Australian agent, will be hosting a stand at foodtech/packtech 2004, Auckland NZ 12-14 October 2004. A RotaTherm cooker will be exhibited on the FPE stand at the show.
Along with the FPE team, Alastair, GPI's GM, will be present for the duration of the exhibition to discuss RotaTherm cooker applications.
Success At FOOMA, Japan June 04
The Sumitomo stand, featuring a 10 jet RotaTherm® cooker and GPI reciprocating temperature probe, had a constant flow of visitors. It was an exciting show as new opportunities were explored with existing clients, and potential with new clients opened up.
All at Sumitomo are congratulated for the great outcome of the show.
For Japanese enquiries please contact Yasumasa Suzuki of Sumitomo.
RotaTherm® Cooker Variants
GPI now offer variants in the RotaTherm cooker and processing systems.
In response to increasing enquiries for our RotaTherm® technology to be made available to processors with low rate and high product change requirements, we are pleased to be able to now offer systems that meet these needs.
The LR system delivers throughput rates 500kg/hr up to 2000kg/hr for runs times up to 18 hours. The LRX system offers the same throughput rates with production run times up to 72 hours.
The HR system delivers 2000-6500kg/hr up to 18 hours. The HRX system enables the high rate with long run time up to 72 hours.
CL system is a complete cooking & processing line fully self-contained on a skid. It is available in two forms; the R&D rate of 100-600kg/hr and the production rate of 350-2000kg/hr.
The existing RotaTherm® cooker range provides processing flexibility to match the various production throughput needs, whilst successfully addressing the wants of the operator.
Please contact Shane Enayati to discuss your needs.
Cooker Focus at IFFA, Germany May 04
The RotaTherm® cooker, placed centrally on the Berief Innovativ stand, stirred interest and generated notable leads at IFFA Germany (May 04).
Berief hosted a stylish stand that potential clients literally lined up to discuss their RotaTherm © cooker applications with Alastair.
IFFA signified the successful launch of GPI's European agency agreement with Berief Innovativ.
From the positive response at IFFA, expertly generated and co-ordinated by the Berief Innovativ team, GPI are excited by the prospects across Europe.
For European enquiries please contact Uwe Seidel of Berief
USA Demo Update
Scan American Corporation has taken the RotaTherm demonstration unit to heart and have fully utilised its capabilities.
Trials performed have ranged from smooth vegetable product applications, to processing of meat by-product streams.
The USA trials have proved a fruitful exercise for clients. Clients have witnessed the superior output of the RotaTherm cooker in comparison to the technology they are currently employing.
Numerous break throughs, in various applications, have been achieved and opened doors to further processing potential of the GPI technology.
The fully scaleable system has been running trials onsite at the Scan testing facility and on location as specifically booked by individual clients.
Spare Parts Contact
Mark Kirkby's role at GPI has evolved to incorporate different areas of responsibility that utilise his vast hands-on experience. One of those changes is that Mark is now co-ordinating spare parts.
Spare parts and service are available for GPI equipment from local staff in USA (Scan American Corporation), Japan (Sumitomo), Europe (Berief Innovativ) and Australia (FPE). Please contact your relevant agent, or GPI; to discuss your spare parts needs.
Please contact Mark Kirkby for an introduction to your relevant spare parts contact.
Expansion of the Moonrabbin Facility
GPI have doubled the capacity of its Moorabbin manufacture facility.
Bryant Ham the president of FIMMA (Food Industry Machinery Manufacturing Australia) officially opened the expanded workshop late April 2004. Sumitomo Corporation, Japan, represented the worldwide GPI agency base.
Customers are the winners as the expansion process has enabled us to deliver reduced costs, shortened lead times and to broaden the RotaTherm® Cooker product range.
Bryant Ham, President of FIMMA, official opening
The RotaTherm® cooker is continuing to generate interest. Recently, the meat industry has focussed on the RotaTherm Cooker with the article:
- 'Continuous steam cooker challenges old tubs' in Australian Meat News - May 04 Issue
Look out for further comment in Food Management News (FMN) July issue.
Other coverage includes:
Meet The New GPI Technical Manager - Mr Shane Enayati
We are proud to announce the appointment of Shane Enayati as Technical Manager at GPI.
One of Shane's primary areas of focus will be to champion the GPI's Aseptic RotaTherm® system.
Prior to joining GPI, Shane has had a distinguished career in food equipment manufacturing. Shane brings with him a wealth of experience in the areas of:
- Aseptic processing
- Process design
- Plant commissioning
- Process control and interfacing
Shane will excel in servicing the growing technical breadth of client demand and ongoing support of internal R&D developments.
Please contact Shane Enayati directly with your technical enquiries.
Throughout the coming issues of news@goldpeg we'll put faces to the names that you talk to and email at GPI.
The GPI website, www.goldpeg.comhas been updated with new articles and information.
- New agent contact page
- Updated services page & GPI team
- New published articles & press releases
- Website banner that informs of the next opportunity to view the RotaTherm cooker at a global exhibition
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