Skid Mounted 40 Lb. Block Vacuum System
Millerbernd Systemswas engaged by a U.S. bulk cheese producer in October of 2012 to design and manufacture a custom 40 lb. block vacuum chamber with automated CIP capabilities. The system was designed and built on a skid for ease of movability to be used in other areas of the plant if needed.
The project acceptance was based on a efficient vacuum process design which entailed a turnkey system that not only met all USDA standards but delivered an ergonomic, self cleaning and ease of maintenance system.
The Process System team recommended designing a skid mounted system consisting of a vacuum chamber able to hold four 40 lb. block molds; a vacuum pump with sanitary valves to control the vacuum and CIP process. Integrated features also consisted of a 50 gallon CIP return and supply tank providing a turn-key cleaning solution.
As requested, Millerbernd successfully met delivery in January 2013. The compact 40 lb. block vacuum chamber skid mount offered an easy installation without production downtime and also has provided the customer a system to effectively utilize the collection of fines from their daily processing.