Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 17 2018 - Page 16

Switching to a Dyneo® permanent magnet motor saves a fish feed producer at least 135,000 kWh per year A Denmark-based specialist in aquafeed production has replaced an ageing, damaged DC motor on its principal extruder with a Dyneo® motor from Leroy-Somer, part of the Nidec group. The investment is providing the company with significant annual savings in energy costs. Aquaculture, more commonly known as exporting products to more than 60 “Aller Aqua had a particular interest fish farming, is a rapidly growing sector. countries worldwide. in energy efficiency for its new motor Companies such as Aller Aqua, which produces both freshwater and saltwater fish feed, is constantly looking for ways to improve its production technology and processes to benefit from this growth. Operating from headquarters at Christiansfeld, near Kolding, Denmark, Aller Aqua has been established for over 50 years and today has factories in Denmark, Poland, Germany and Egypt, 16 FDPP - www.fdpp.co.uk The company has a broad product range, consisting of feed for 30 species of fish. As a result, production schedules are demanding, which is why the company sought to maximise its potential gains when the DC motor on one of the company’s main extruders at Christiansfeld had to be replaced. solution as extruding feed stuff is a very energy-intensive process,” explained Carl Erik Niemann, Sales Engineer - Drives & Motors Technology at Nide )%ɥѽѥɬL+qQ䁭܁ѡ́ݽձ)Ѡѥѥٕ́х)ٕл