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Summer starts now – The CAIMAN platform by Franz Haas CFT

The CAIMAN platform has been one of the most sold plants for industrial rolled sugar cones during the last years and features the ability to produce 19,700 rolled industrial cones per hour while requiring no more floor space than conventional ovens. The twelve or fourteen-track downstream equipment makes the production line as compact as usual lines and can be operated by less personnel. A new two-circuit heating system enables better baking results and uniform product quality by using less energy. Although the CAIMAN is the largest rolled sugar cone oven worldwide, the investment for the line amortizes within shortest time due to optimized use of space, larger output, lower price per product, uniform product quality, reduced personnel and optimized energy consumption.

 

And the secret? Need for speed

If you want to produce 5.4 cones/sec, what challenges do you face? It’s all about the differences in speed. From the baking plates to the take-off system to the rolling device there are different running speeds in every process. To find the ideal speed delta between two steps is the solution for the high output capacity. If the speed difference is either too high or too low, the products may be either taken off too fast from the baking plates or transferred too slow to the rolling device. Both will result in lower product quality. With the ideal speed for each component, the system produces constantly high-quality cones running at 45 m/min and is proven to be even more stable than conventional or smaller oven systems. Each component of the CAIMAN, like the servo-controlled batter depositor, fits into the speed concept and provides also easy control and monitoring via HMI.

 

19,700 cones per hour and still room for more

As cone producer you know that especially the cone market is strongly driven by seasonal facts so the output is crucial. Tests with the CAIMAN opened the possibility for even higher output rates. Curious for more? Find the CAIMAN in augmented reality at the interpack and take a "real look inside" or have a glimpse at our landing page video!

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