THE AMAFILTER® TEAM WORKED CLOSELY WITH A COCOA BUTTER PRODUCER TO FIND A SOLUTION THAT WOULD REDUCE REPLACEMENT PARTS, LOWER MAINTENANCE COSTS AND IMPROVE PRODUCT QUALITY.
The customer needed to improve their cocoa butter filtration process as the existing filtration system required daily interventions. The existing filters operated with paper filters which had to be replaced during every shift change. This led to frequent replacement of consumable spare parts and costly change overs, leading to increased downtime and loss of productivity.
The customer wanted to achieve a more streamline process, improve hygiene and increase productivity.
The customer process improvement team asked Amafilter® to review their filtration process and provide a solution that would resolve their problems and meet their filtration objectives.
Having reviewed the existing filtration system, the Amafilter® expert team advised the company that in order to achieve their objectives, the solution would be to install three Amafilter® Cricketfilters® 1000. The Cricketfilter® is a stainless steel one-step fully automated filtration system which is perfectly suited to cocoa butter filtration as the Cricketfilter® cloths were designed and developed to meet the specific requirements of cocoa butter filtration.
Three Cricketfilters® were installed at the plant, two in one production process area and a third one in a second production process areas.
The company appointed Amafilter® to supply and commission three Cricketfilters® for the filtration of their cocoa butter.
With the installation of the Cricketfilter®, the company no longer had to carry out maintenance interventions during every shift to replace parts. They were now only replacing filter cloths every 6 to 9 months, reducing their maintenance interventions by around 45%.
Installing the Cricketfilter® enabled the cocoa butter plant to:
Since their installation, the Cricketfilters® have not required any significant costly improvements or repairs and have operated effectively and efficiently throughout this period. As the Cricketfilters® proved to be a highly reliable product, with low maintenance interventions and significant safety benefits, the customer purchased a fourth Cricketfilter® when they expanded their plant in order to increase productivity.
The Cricketfilter® features and benefits:
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