Tulip Oldenburg has gained a significant productivity increase, an optimized brine mixing process and a consistent production day throughout – all vital to an optimized curing process.
With its modern large-scale production facilities, the Tulip Food Company produces and exports high quality products to more than 110 countries worldwide. At its subsidiary in Oldenburg, Germany, the curing system had, however, seen better days and was as a consequence a bottleneck to the production. Tulip Oldenburg wanted to increase their volume of production while keeping its very high product standard as well as to take additional measures to ensure a uniform end product.
To accommodate these demands, Fomaco first of all replaced the old machines with state-of-the-art equipment and added several needle and tenderizer heads, which not only ensures a refined salt distribution but also allows Tulip to increase their production volume.
Secondly, Fomaco addressed Tulip’s brine mixing process. Typically, several different operators handle this process, which compromises the uniformity of the brine. To eliminate this risk, Fomaco delivered a system specifically designed to secure a consistent, homogeneous brine production.
The brine recipe is entered remotely via a computer and is then password locked, preventing operators from mixing the brine incorrectly. Furthermore, an individual bar code on each ingredient bag together with a scanner on the mixer prevent operators from accidently adding the wrong ingredient at the wrong time. With this unique system Tulip can be certain that the batches of brine are identical – every time.
Lastly, with a fully automatic, self-cleaning belt filter, Tulip were provided with the highest filtration standard, thus eliminating the risk of blocked needles throughout the entire production day. This means no cleaning during production, no breaks in production and therefore an optimized use of the operator’s time.
The result? Tulip Oldenburg has gained a significant productivity increase, an optimized brine mixing process and a consistent production day throughout – all vital to an optimized curing process.
The gains of the collaboration between Fomaco and Tulip:
- - INCREASED CAPACITY
- - HIGHER YIELD
- - IMPROVED QUALITY
- - IMPECCABLE RELIABILITY