Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 14 2017 - Page 61

The long history of PCM in dosing and filling for the food industries To dose accurately the most varied food ingredients and to fill containers of any kind to ever higher rates are skills that PCM has been excelling in for more than 80 years. Our machines are used by food manufacturing companies around the world. The applications are numerous. We have identified no less than fifty food products, among which we find milk, yoghurt, fruit, sauces, cheeses, vegetables, chocolate, caramel or oils. PCM systems have been installed in more than 70 countries to more than 400 different companies, among which we find the most prestigious and demanding ones in terms of productivity and quality. The PCM dosing and filling systems, by integrating transfer, dosing, mixing and filling functions, have managed to bring to their users the dosing accuracy, speed of execution, respect of the ingredients and compliance with hygienic standards required by processes increasingly demanding and requiring flexibility and adaptability. Never waste a drop with the Dosys™ metering pump Besides giving a very accurate on-demand dosing of the ingredients, the Dosys™ pumps can meter the ingredients with precision, thanks to the servo- driven piston and a patented flow- control valve. Dosys™ pumps are designed to handle liquid, semi-solid and viscous products. The dosing volume can be easily adjusted by simply increasing or decreasing the piston movement. Dosys™ pumps enable an unrivaled level of control and cleanability (CIP/ SIP) with no dismantling or the need for complicated bypass systems. PCM Dosymix™ Inline Dynamic Mixer The choice of dynamic mixer is recommended for applications with fragile and sensitive ingredients containing solids or fibers. As it mixes products through progressive contact rather than shearing, the Dosymix™ is particularly suitable for use with fragile products such as fruit. Its low mixing volume also means that it’s ideal for the addition of time-sensitive products, and although this industrial food mixer is powerful, its low volume operation reduces product loss both during the process and at the end of a production cycle. PCM Filling Pumps And Systems With PCM filling solutions it is possible to fill, layer and inject a wide range of products using the same system. All PCM filling systems are designed to provide maximum volumetric flexibility. In other words, not only can you fill containers of all shapes and sizes, but you can also vary the filling volume from one cycle to the next. Versatility extends to its compatibility with a multitude of filling ingredients, from liquid flavourings to viscous jams, from sticky toffee to semi-solid sauces. Finally, PCM filling systems integrate easily with any production line and packaging equipment, thanks to their modular design. Contact: PCM Group UK Ltd +44 (0)1536 740 210