Galdi S.r.l. - Filling Technology

  • Galdi, the invisible touch

    Galdi, the invisible touch

    From raw materials to finished products a delicate, multi-faceted passageway involving vital, often invisible inputs
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Thanks to our commitment to research, Galdi has made the cleaning of our filling machines even more efficient, delivering better hygiene results in less time.

Many of our components and inner parts are specially designed to simplify cleaning operations, whether manual or automatic.
By analysing the entire cleaning cycle, not only the most risky phases, we were able to identify the best cleaning solutions for:

● parts in direct contact with products
● parts in indirect contact with products
● parts not in contact with products

Our main objective to minimise the risk of contamination also during cleaning, a prerequisite for the filling of products as sensitive as ESL or liquid egg.
Another goal is to optimise cleaning times by introducing automatic actions performed in parallel with manual cleaning.

Once again, our most recent projects stem from our willingness to meet our customers’ needs and are often co-created in collaboration with them.

 

SOLUTIONS FOR LARGE AND SMALL-SCALE PRODUCERS

For large food manufacturers, the focus of our research and testing is on the design of highly effective cleaning cycles, both from a hygienic and economic perspective. Indeed, our latest innovations have been purposely designed to reduce operating costs, manual cleaning times and downtime.

Furthermore, to optimise the integration with internal procedures, our software has been designed to allow the setting of cleaning cycles in the smartest and most flexible way. In recent times, we have also developed an IoT (Internet of Things) solution, called MaSH, which enables the monitoring of cleaning operations as well as processes and results, making it easier to control the filler and fix any issue.

For small producers, who tend to prefer semi-automatic solutions, our aim has been to reduce cleaning times and costs while further simplifying operations. Many of our solutions already tested on high-end packaging machines are also used on medium-capacity fillers, ensuring excellent results on our entire range.

We also offer advice on the correct concentration of chemicals and the optimal timing for the various foaming cycles. Galdi has also designed and supplies a cycle-based foaming unit, created to ensure maximum efficiency in this delicate phase.

 

CLEANING PHASES

To deliver even better results, the entire cleaning cycle is regularly analysed for improvements.
Over time, we have been able to test and identify the most effective solutions for each phase:

CIP (Cleaning in place) and SIP (Sanitation In Place)
The manual disassembly of mechanical parts has been dismissed. For instance, the SIP Box lid has been automated so as to avoid the risk of human contamination. When the operator begins the end-of-cycle sterilization from the display, the lid automatically reopens.

CIP (Cleaning In Place)
The positioning and action of the spray balls have been conceived to effectively clean parts that are difficult to access and reduce manual cleaning. The cleaning itself has also been improved, especially during the foaming phase. Indeed, the elimination of foam residues at the end of the cycle is essential to reduce contamination. We have also created larger windows that are easier to access.

SIP (Sanitation In Place): our solutions are designed to minimise the contamination of parts not directly in contact with each other.

As said, the development of these technical solutions stems from the needs of our customers and returns to them in the form of answers and performance.

Is it possible to save time on cleaning procedures?
Is it possible to reduce the risks of contamination and address our customers’ concerns?
We work every day to increasingly give a positive answer to these questions.

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