Recently the international manufacturer of processed potato products Lamb Weston / Meijer announced to expand its business in order to meet the worldwide increased demand for potato flakes.
Therefore, the company expands its production by building a new factory in Kruiningen (NL). The new factory produces up to 30.000 tons of potato flakes a year, which is a significant increment.
In order to achieve this ambitious project, Lamb Weston / Meijer called in the experts of Tummers Food Processing Solutions.
Tummers, the Dutch specialist in the field of machines for the production of potato flakes equipped Lamb Weston / Meijer with a state of the art multiple drum’s flake line, which contains all newly developed technologies.
Improved heat transfer
The most obvious new development is to be seen in the biggest drying surface ever made in the potato flakes industry, which equals a massive capacity.
In addition, Tummers adjusted the dryers’ steam and condensing system to improve the drainage of condensate, which together with the new ultra-thin drum wall thickness provides a better heat transfer.
Tummers Food Processing Solutions also made changes to its patented Autotrax, which allows for optimal hygiene during the processing of mashed potatoes to potato flakes.
As the suspension and drive system of the Autotrax are now completely redesigned, the machine is easier to maintain and offers improved sanitation possibilities.
This ambitious project focusses on a sustainable plant for the future with low emissions and energy consumption, while still keeping up production capacity according to the market demands.
All of the new features follow Lamb Weston / Meijers’ sustainability program, which is considered worldwide front runners in this matter.