IFFA 2016 Trend topic: smoking plant automation
The current trend is towards multi-functional systems with intelligent, programmable controls, programme selection memory functions and continuous capture of process data.
Modern smoking and maturing systems need to supply large quantities of consistently high-quality products on a cost and energy-efficient basis. Other requirements include least possible weight loss, short process times, low maintenance costs and minimal labour use.
There is also a requirement for automatic cleaning, the ability to choose between different heating types, climate packages for optimum aging/maturing and much more. These requirements can only be met if the systems are almost entirely automated – from the loading and smoking processes to the automatic cleaning of the systems, components, machines and flue gas.
The leading smoking plant manufacturers will be exhibiting at the IFFA in halls 8.0, 9.0 and 9.1. The companies exhibiting include, for example, Bastra Bayha & Strackbein, Fessmann, Kerres, Red Arrow, Reich Thermoprozesstechnik, Schröter Technologie, Sorgo Anlagenbau and Vemag Anlagenbau.