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Precautions in the processing of meat and sausage products

Wolf Wurstspezialitäten GmbH uses the ProfilGate® cleaning system in the aqua version in several plants.

  • Published: 18.09.2019
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The family business "Wolf Firmengruppe" has been active in meat processing since 1925. In addition to great craftsmanship and the use of state-of-the-art technology, outstanding product quality also plays an important role in ensuring success over such a long period of time.
In 2016, the Schmölln site was looking for a solution for cleaning and disinfecting the wheels of smoking trolleys, hand pallet trucks and electric fork-lifts. They were found in ProfilGate® aqua. The series was then available in the first generation. In 2017 the Kümmersbruck site was equipped with the then current aqua version and in 2018 the present version was installed at the Schwandorf site.

Challenge

  • simple and functional method to clean and sterilize the wheels of smoking trolleys, hand pallet trucks and electric forklifts
  • cleaning at the transition from clean to unclean areas
  • prevent the spread of dirt into clean areas
  • cleaning in a continuous production process
  • no special work / cleaning step to be carried out
  • integration into existing processes and room concepts
  • bypassing the system should be impossible

    Solution

    • PlantSchmölln: 2x2 i45 aqua + 2x1 i45
    • Plant Kümmersbruck: 2x1 sti45 aqua
    • Plant Schwandorf: 1,5x2 Typ 1 sti45 aqua

    Results

    • equipping three production sites with ProfilGate® aqua clean running zones
    • cleaning and disinfection of smoking trolley wheels, hand pallet trucks and electric forklifts
    • production areas are generally cleaner and therefore easier to clean
    • cleaning intervals of lift trucks and smoke trolleys have increased

    An easy and simple system, which nevertheless convinces quickly, if you have seen it in action.

    • Daniel Jakubowski
    • Head of Training Centre and Training, Wolf Wurstspezialitäten GmbH

    Wolf Wurstspezialitäten GmbH is an IFS- and QS-certified company whose products are regularly awarded DLG gold awards. In addition, the company has repeatedly received the Bundesehrenpreis for permanent top quality. In order to maintain this top level, the company must, of course, constantly work on optimising its business processes.
    When a solution for the hygiene sluice in the area of slicers (cutting meat products) was sought in 2016, Wolf Wurstspezialitäten GmbH made the following demands:

    A simple and functional method to clean the wheels of smoking trolleys, hand pallet trucks and electric forklifts in a continuous production process without inserting a special work step/cleaning step.

    • Daniel Jakubowski
    • Head of Training Centre and Training, Wolf Wurstspezialitäten GmbH

    The ProfilGate® aqua version was chosen. This made Wolf Wurstspezialitäten one of the first companies to use this new version of ProfilGate®. The first generation of the ProfilGate® aqua system, for example, is equipped with an internal drain. The current version has an external drain.  As a special requirement, the system was completely manufactured in the higher quality V4A version (in contrast to V2A stainless steel). In order to ensure that absolutely no moisture remains on the rollers of the trolleys, a divided field was selected. The front part is operated with water and disinfection and the rear part is intended for dry cleaning. The advantage here was that ProfilGate® could be integrated into existing processes and room concepts as desired. This field, for example, was installed in exactly one aisle, making it impossible to avoid it.

    ProfilGate® aqua installation at Wolf Wurstspezialitäten GmbH in Schmölln.

    From the very beginning, the company was convinced of the easy integration into the operational processes:

    The employees had no problems adjusting to the new system and using it.

    • Daniel Jakubowski
    • Head of Training Centre and Training, Wolf Wurstspezialitäten GmbH

    At the Kümmersbruck site, hygiene measures were optimised in 2017. Here, too, a ProfilGate® aqua cleaning field was installed in the cutting department. The Kümmersbruck site is part of the Wolf Gastro division, which produces and supplies products for the gastronomy, hotel, butcher's shop and snack bar sectors. The aqua installation there is already equipped with an external drain, which has been further developed and optimised up to the current version. Here, too, the wheels of smoking trolleys, lift trucks and electric forklifts are automatically cleaned and disinfected as they pass through the field.

    ProfilGate® aqua installation at Wolf Wurstspezialitäten GmbH in Kümmersbruck.

    The most recent installation of ProfilGate® took place at the Schwandorf site. There is also a slicer department, i.e. an impure area that has a transition to a clean area. The ProfilGate® aqua field for wet cleaning and disinfection was installed exactly in this transition. The special variant in V4A was also selected here in order to meet the highest quality requirements.

    ProfilGate® aqua installation at Wolf Wurstspezialitäten GmbH in Schwandorf.

    In general, the company is very satisfied with the choice of the cleaning solution. Important reasons for this are:

    • the different application possibilities (wet, dry),
    • the resistance of the brushes even when passing with an electric forklift,
    • the possibility of adapting ProfilGate® to the individual conditions of rooms and corridors,
    • the easy operability and universal comprehensibility of the system.

    Particularly positive aspects are that the production areas in which ProfilGate® is used are generally cleaner and therefore easier to clean. In addition, the lifting and smoking trolleys now have to be cleaned less frequently.

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    Mr Daniel Jakubowski, Wolf Wurstspezialitäten GmbH

     

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