No chemical additives, temperature reduction or mechanical devices are required, especially designed for beer, milk and carbonate drinks.
Industrial processes have traditionally control foam through mechanical devices, decreasing tank temperature or adding chemical additives. However, these procedures have the following limitations:
- Decreased performance.
- Quality problems.
- Product losses due to waste.
- Microbial contamination.
- Production delays and stops.
- Obstruction of channels and valves.
- Flooding of air filters.
- Malfunction of control devices
However, high power ultrasonic cleaning systems have proven to be very effective using high power ultrasounds to disperse the foam. The creation of an ultrasonic static wave in the air generates nodes and anti-nodes. The nodes attract matter and so the foam bubbles which implode as a result of the compression forces generated.
The benefits of an ultrasound cleaning system are the following:
- Increases fill level and reduces product losses
- Increases production capacity and performance
- Simplified and reduced maintenance (e.g. no moving parts and readily sterilisable)
- Decreases container/packaging rejection rates
- No airflow interferes with plant controlled environment
- Easily installed in manufacturing lines and no interference with manufacturing process
- Reduces the use of anti-foam chemical additives
- Improves food security with a lower microbiological risks from leaks
- Reduction of defoaming heating/cooling, and its related energy costs
UltraTecno is a pioneer company in the design and distribution of this new high power technology.
APPLICATION IN PACKAGING LINES
In packaging lines, the air ultrasonic beam is focused in one point in which the foam is instantly destroyed to avoid liquid losses. Up to 2000 packages per minute can be processed with two transducers in parallel with high-intensity sonic pressure and low electricity consumption.
Patented: UltraTecno is the exclusive distributor of this patented technology, by which one or more piezoelectric transducers are used to generate an air ultrasonic beam aimed to the surface of the liquid in which the foam is being generated.