Arla: Retrofit to avoid cracks and openings in the floor
"As part of Arla Maintenance it is crucial that the machines are up and running all the time. If we need to have extra downtime it will be a problem.
I saw the hygenic feet as an excellent option to minimise the floor damage, the pumps were causing on our floor. That the feet are hygienic and easy to clean for facility services is in perfect synergy with Arla’s new updated hygienic standard.
The feet are very hygienic and easy to clean - and the hygienic seal to the floor will secure that the vibrations from the pump are absorbed and doesn’t make holes anymore.”
Per Kaster Nielsen
Arla’s dairy in Rødkærsbro (Roedkaersbro), Denmark, is the largest mozzarella production site in Europe. The dairy had a problem with some of the pumps in their production area, because the vibrations of the pumps were so severe that they caused holes in the floor underneath them. This was a problem in relation to maintenance as well as hygiene.
A local maintenance engineer asked NGI for assistance, and NGI retrofitted the feet under the pumps with NGI certified hygienic levelling feet.
The new feet levelled out the vibrations of the pumps and there was no longer a problem with holes in the floor. This made maintenance easier, optimized the uptime of the machinery and increased the overall hygiene of the production area. The
retrofitting has, in other words, saved Arla money because they no longer have to stop production and fix holes, and it has, also improved the general hygiene.
Arla Foods amba is a Danish multinational cooperative based in Viby, Denmark, and the largest producer of dairy products in Scandinavia. Arla Foods was formed as the result of a merger between the Swedish dairy cooperative Arla and the Danish dairy company MD Foods on 17 April 2000.
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