Seydelmann sets high hygiene standards with EMKA
Maschinenfabrik Seydelmann KG has been driving the development, production and sale of high-quality, high-performance machines for food processing for 175 years. Master butchers and production managers of small and medium-sized enterprises as well as in large corporations on all five continents and more than 150 countries place their trust in the cutters, mixers, grinders and ultra-fine shredders of the traditional company. Though mainly used for the production of sausage and meat products, Seydelmann machines have also proven themselves over many years with also with manufacturers of vegan products made of vegetable proteins, manufacturers of cheese, vegetable, fish and pharmaceutical products as well as in the confectionery, soup, bakery and baby food industries.
To maintain a high standard in food production, Seydelmann relies on intensive research and continuous development. The engineers, technicians and designers place the highest demands on material, technology and processing during the planning and production. Since the hygiene regulations in the food industry are immensely high and new certifications are always necessary, it was essential to optimise specific machine components even more.
Efficient “Cleaning in place”
After testing the market in great detail, it turned out: To find someone to fulfil the many requirements mentioned was an easy decision for Seydelmann because EMKA and its newly developed hygiene quarter turns met all the specifications. The hygiene quarter turn proved to be the optimal solution in the area of price/performance, as the lock can be integrated into existing machines with little effort. EMKA has developed its hygiene quarter turn, especially for sensitive environments in which there is a high demand for cleanliness and sterility. So the quarter turn complies with protection class IP 69K. It is dustproof even at low vacuum in the housing (<= 20mbar) and waterproof from four spray directions. The stainless steel components are robust and easy to clean, and can withstand the jet of a high-pressure cleaner, for example, to enable efficient “cleaning in place”.
Seydelmann’s Project Manager Jochen Goos, MBA Operations Manager, and Johannes Wamsler, Design Manager, were particularly impressed by the time-saving aspect. “Thanks to the EMKA quarter turns, we can now install and uninstall our machine linings much more quickly and easily, especially during maintenance work. We save a lot of time and can concentrate on other core tasks”, says Jochen Goos, explaining the decision in favour of the closure expert. “The design of the quarter turn is very high-quality and robust and therefore fits very well into the existing design of our machine range”.
On average, 20 quarter turns are installed per machine – a total of 10,000 per year. Up to now, the quarter turns have been used in a large part of the Seydelmann’s portfolio, for example in industrial cutters and vacuum mixers, automatic grinders and ultra-fine crusher. In addition to the product quality, EMKA also scored with its fast delivery and flexible design. EMKA Project Manager Stefan Keber, the regional representative for Baden-Württemberg, was always approachable and worked solution-oriented with Seydelmann to guarantee a fast project throughput.