PRESS RELEASE - May 2017 - INTERPACK
NEU Air Moving Technologies now offers its customers total handling of all their industrial needs that can be treated via techniques related to air processing expertise.
All along industrial food production lines, the expert in industrial air systems insures both processes optimization and operator protection.
The company manages logistical operations, flow management, quality control, and automated handling in a totally integrated manner. It is also dedicated to protecting operators and equipment and ensuring a safe workshop.
NEU Air Moving Technologies evacuates powders and granules, weighs and doses the ingredients required for their processing, and provides mixing thanks to a range of cutting-edge equipment. Food products are conveyed from one station to the next until they reach the packaging unit thanks to a pneumatic conveyor system designed to ensure the best ratio between the material throughput, absorbed power, and investment.
Operator health and safety considerations are covered by ventilation, air decontamination and dust extraction systems that are highly integrated into the process. These systems also protect the equipment from operating errors and wear.
Product quality is also a major issue for manufacturers as the presence of micro-organisms in production units is the source that alters the best-before date of a food product. The decontamination of the air in the general workshop environment, or near the product thanks to laminar flow ventilation protecting the product until it is wrapped, are solutions provided by the company.
NEU Air Moving Technologies has designed and created large-scale, totally integrated and automated installations for world-leading companies, particularly on other continents, but also sets up more compact systems for smaller companies.
For example, for a dairy product manufacturing plant of a worldwide group requiring the modernisation of its powdering workshop, NEU Air Moving Technologies developed cocoa powder emptying stations. These stations, equipped with big bags, were then connected to a pneumatic conveyor system linking the second stage of the manufacturing process under perfectly controlled temperature and humidity conditions.
The installation was tested under real conditions in the NEUSTRAC test loop located in the NEU Air Processing Testing and Training Centre near Lille—the only facility of its kind in Europe. The priority: to protect the integrity and quality of products.
But these cutting-edge systems cannot ignore the question of operator health and safety. Some dust is bound to escape as it travels from one machine to another, which can make the air unbreathable, or even make the ambient atmosphere explosive. That is why, should the customer wish, NEU Air Moving Technologies can offer built-in sensors at the source and one or more dust extractors situated near the production lines. These extractors are often located right at the start, near the raw material emptying stations. A high-depression centralised suction system can be used to supplement these installations for improved dust extraction throughout the workshop. The entire system is always under high anti-explosion protection.
For example, NEU Air Moving Technologies worked with chocolate maker MONBANA, producer of a wide variety of chocolate products for all types of consumption: drinking chocolate, snacking chocolate, fine gourmet chocolate, and cooking chocolate, when they were building a modern new factory at Saint Sauveur des Landes in France ( Brittany).
NEU Air Moving Technologies provided the entire dust extraction installation for the production line, whilst also optimising energy costs. The very wide variety of packages required an innovative suction system to be designed, with varying air flow according to the quantity of material being bagged by the machines and preparation stations. Whether in the dosing rooms, weighing rooms, mixing rooms or packaging rooms, the sensors were adapted as close as possible to the workstations in order to provide efficient dust extraction under high depression, supported by a large network of ducts connected to a next-generation dust extractor from the NEU range.
Based in the North of France and operating worldwide, NEU Air Moving Technologies brings together Neu Process, which designs and manufactures installations, systems and equipment for powder and granule processes, and Delta Neu, which specialises in the protection of operators and equipment and in air processing.
In addition, NEU Air Moving Technologies comprises Neu Automation dedicated to system automation and NEU Févi, a fan manufacturer.
NEU Air Moving Technologies is part of the Groupe SFPI's industrial division. Groupe SFPI designs, produces and markets capital equipment for industry and the building sector. It employs about 4,000 people around the world and in 2016 had a turnover of €513 million.
Neu Air Moving Technologies will be at the Interpack show from 4th to 10th May. Meet the experts in Hall 2, Stand C05