CASE STUDY: Vena® Abrasil provides a solution for a major pizza manufacturer

A renowned Spanish manufacturer of pizzas needed flexible resistant hoses that could resist the higher propulsion and the abrasion of its dispensing cheese lines. The company used flexible hoses to convey cheese to the pizzas. The hoses were in constant friction and needed to be enough flexible and resistant to abrasion to guarantee the maximization of the operability without a constant replacement. Discover more about the solutions provided in the following case study:

Flexible hoses for pizza manufacturing

Sector and customer

  • Food production
  • Local Spanish manufacturer of pizza

In this case study we explain the following solutions provided:

  • Abrasion-resistant hoses for constant friction.
  • Hose customizations to guarantee quality controls

Context

A renowned Spanish manufacturer of pizzas needed flexible resistant hoses that could resist the higher propulsion and the abrasion of its dispensing cheese lines. The company used flexible hoses to convey cheese to the pizzas. The hoses were in constant friction and needed to be enough flexible and resistant to abrasion to guarantee the maximization of the operability without a constant replacement.

Challenges faced

The company used hoses that couldn't resist the abrasion of the constant friction, and because of that, a constant replacement of rubber hoses was needed, leading the company to serious operating and cost problems.

For this reason, when our sales engineers presented one of our latest innovations, Vena® Abrasil, a flexible hose able to resist abrasion and CIP processes, seemed like the perfect solution for the problem.

However, the company needed to present a solution that also allowed them to adapt to their exhaustive quality controls.

Operating conditions

  • Fluid convey: frozen cheese
  • Constant movement
  • Cheese filling machine, needed of flexible with constant propulsion movement
  • Friction existence between hoses, tight space between them.
  • Need of flexibility

Solutions implemented

Venair engineers recommended that the customer switch to Vena® Abrasil due to their highest resistance to external abrasion, and resistance to constant movement. Also for dispensing the product flexibility was needed, so any other product that couldn't resistan external abrasion like polyurethane hoses weren't suitable.

Additionally, Venair engineers provided to the pizza manufacturer customization in the cover material of Vena® Abrasil, they validated a blue cover with the same mutation, that allows the manufacturer to improve its quality control procedures, being able to detect any possible detachment in the pizza ingredients.

Because of the constant hose frictions, it's necessary for the manufacturer to detect any contamination that it may occur to the food.

Abrasion resistant hose

Benefits and ROI

The renowned manufacturer experienced a notable change since the installation, the hoses have maximized their useful life and the impact on the reduction of the costs is considerable.

The company maintains a good partnering relationship with Venair and we're working together for new future projects.

Conclusions

Investing in high-quality hoses that adapt perfectly to your conditions, flexibility needs and machinery needs it's crucial for maximizing hose life and optimizing operability. Our sales engineers usually assist and visit frequently manufacturing processes in order to audit your installations and provide solutions that improve your downtown costs.