Automated Lecithin Dosing (including CIP)
TEC Square has designed a fully automated lecithin dosing unit that can be integrated in an existing spray dryer and CIP plant. The principle of operation is rather simple:
- Ready-made lecithin mix in an IBC, or other container in the “low care wet zone”, is pumped to the mix storage tanks situated in the “high care wet zone”.
- If needed, a mixing tank can be provided in the “low care wet zone”, where lecithin powder and vegetable oil can be mixed before transfer.
- In the mix storage tanks, the mix can be pasteurized and cooled down to the dosing temperature before adding eventual minor ingredients manually.
- Mix is pumped via a mass flow meter to the spray nozzles situated in the “high care dry zone”.
Our system is fully integrated and does not require manual CIP
The operation is fully automated and can be integrated in the central control system. Cleaning is done automatically.
Characteristics and advantages of the TEC Square Lecithin Dosing System
Location of equipment
The supplied equipment will be split into three parts due to the three different hygiene zones.
The final mix can have a legal pasteurization to client requirements in the mix storage tank.
Cleaning of the units is completely automatic. All equipment is part of a CIP circuit.
The transfer line to the lecithin storage tanks can be cleaned together with one storage tank, while the other tank is still in production. The dosing line can be cleaned together with the drier, while the mix is being transfer to the storage tanks.
The unit will be delivered with a control panel located in the in the “wet high care zone”, which will be communicating with the main PLC. The unit is delivered with an accurate mass flow meter.