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Innovations Award for WYK in CIP-version

Coperion awarded prestigious Innovations Award from the International Dairy Foods Association

Award presentation of the Innovations Award

Coperion was awarded the Food Safety Innovations Award for their CIP design WYK Diverter Valve at the International Dairy Show which was held in Chicago, Il, USA.
One winner was selected in each of five categories of innovation – (1) food safety, (2) ingredients/flavorings/seasonings/additives, (3) packaging, (4) processing and (5) sustainability. Attendees of the International Dairy Show voted to select the winner of the Attendee Choice Award.

“The winners of the International Dairy FA Innovations Awards are responsible for crucial developments in technology and innovative products and services that keep this industry on the cutting-edge,” said Robin Cornelison, trade show director at IDFA. “We are proud to highlight the creativity of these six winning companies that are leading the way for the industry.”

Two-Way-Diverter-Valve WYK in Cleaning-In-Place Design (CIP)

About the WYK Two-Way-Diverter Valve
The patented design of the WYK Diverter Valve incorporates an innovative retractable rotor assembly and is completely designed in accordance with European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG) guidelines. This design permits the automatic cleaning of pneumatic conveying pipes. The valve is the first and only one of its kind available on the market.

The WYK Two-Way Diverter Valve is ideally suited for inline material handling of hygienic and difficult to handle powders, such as whey powder, lactose, dried milk powders and infant formula. This valve can be used in pneumatic conveying systems, in order to divert transfer of the powder to different locations, and it is often used in return lines in spray drying applications. The fully automatic CIP cleaning design permits complete purging of all product residues after the automatic cleaning process. Due to a unique retractable rotor assembly, the rotor can be pulled slightly out of the housing towards the rear of the valve, thus allowing the cleaning solution to rinse all product contact surfaces within the valve. In addition, specialty purge openings in the actuator plate enable an intense rinsing flow and complete discharge of the rinsing effluent.

Your contact:
Jochen Sprung , Tel.: +49 (0)751 408 584, e-Mail

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Loss-in-weight feeders: improved D5 scale with enhanced features

Coperion K-Tron announces the next generation of D5 scale for its high-accuracy loss-in-weight feeders

Loss-in-weight-feeder with D5 scale
Loss-in-weight-feeder with D5 scale

Coperion K-Tron announces the release of the redesigned D5 scale for its high-accuracy loss-in-weight feeders. The new design encompasses a variety of improvements, including a focus on hygienic applications and ATEX 3D rating already in the basic version, making it the ideal choice for any type of environment.
Along with changes in the manufacturing process, the redesign has further improved the accuracy and reliability of the D5 scale. Grooves and crevices have been eliminated and gaskets and membranes have been modified to prevent deposit of dust and product residue and to enable easy cleaning. The new fasteners in hygienic design allow quick and easy dismantling of the base plate. In addition, the D5 scale now has a more modern and tidy appearance.

D5 scale with X-frame support
D5 scale with X-frame support
D5 scale with four small feet for sanitary applications
D5 scale with four small feet for sanitary applications

Also available for high sanitary design requirements is a version with polished material surfaces. Versatile mounting options enable the D5 scale to adapt to different installation sites. Both versions of the scale can be provided with an X-frame support. The X-frame for hygienic environments has a special “butterfly” design that meets stringent pharma requirements. Where no X-frame support is desired, the D5 scale can be provided with four small feet, raising the scale above the subjacent surface and providing enough space for cleaning underneath it. Here the cable entry gland is located within a foot. A project-specific baseplate, frame or platform can be provided instead of the X-frame or feet as an option.

The new mounting concept of the weighing module inside the scale reduces the displacement of the scale when under high weight load and adds to the benefits of the redesign.
The new design is completely compatible with the previous model, making replacement in the field easy and spare parts interchangeable.
The basic version of the D5 scale is rated ATEX II 3D Ex tc IIIC T60°C Dc IP65 for explosion protection. Soon to follow is the intrinsically safe version of the redesigned D5 for ATEX category 2GD (Gas Zones 1 & 2 / Dust Zone 21).

Your contact:
Sharon Nowak, Tel: +1 856 256 3119, e-Mail

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Extrusion for Pet Food Applications

What are reasonable expectations of an extrusion equipment supplier?

Extruded aquafeed
Extruded pet dry food/treats

Today’s pet food manufacturers are looking for ways to boost production runs, simplify clean up and hygiene, control ingredient costs, reduce changeover times between runs and increase the ability to produce a variety of product types and sizes, all with an emphasis on cutting cost while improving overall food safety. For this reason, choosing extrusion system suppliers who can provide a completely integrated system including upstream product handling and feeding into the extruder as well as the extrusion process, helps to ensure end product quality. The reasonable expectations for an extrusion food system supplier, for both human and pet consumption include the following:

Supply of flexible and integrated systems

In addition to being able to supply completely integrated systems with components which provide the optimum in end product quality and food safety, the equipment manufacturer should provide flexible systems that can be easily reconfigured to produce a range of products. Coperion also offers innovations in process technology options such as horizontal and vertical vent stuffers, liquid, slurry and steam injection, feed enhancement technology, side feeders and food pelletizers. This versatility in both extrusion and feeding/material handling components offers a wide variety in options for food and pet food production, in order to provide the most cost efficient system design.

Supply superior technical and process support before sale and after

The manufacturer should be able to support pilot testing to establish optimal equipment design for the customer's process needs and provide a pilot facility with the tools for process improvement. The Coperion extrusion test centers in Stuttgart/Germany and Sewell, New Jersey/USA provide the optimal platform for testing future tasks of a production plant for a new product formulation in advance. The additional test centers specializing in bulk solids handling in Salina, Kansas/USA and Weingarten/Germany and ingredient feeding in Sewell, New Jersey/USA and Niederlenz/Switzerland offer state-of-the-art capabilities to handle materials. In addition, any extrusion equipment supplier should be able to supply customer service including mechanical and electrical support and quick delivery on spare parts.

Supply innovations in extrusion process design

A manufacturer of high quality equipment is proactive in process and product development.

  • Improvements in cooling die technologies, particularly for high moisture texturized proteins which are also used in pet food products. This high-moisture extrusion cooking process can be used for the production of meat substitutes with high protein content such as wheat, soy, pea and lupine flours.
  • Improvements in the technology used to feed raw ingredients to the extruder
    These improvements focus specifically on difficult to feed additives which may be very light in bulk density, or cohesive with the tendency to cause bridging in the feeder hopper. For example: for difficult flowing products, the introduction of the Coperion K-Tron ActiFlow™ has been extremely beneficial.
    In addition to the ActiFlow™, Coperion offers Feed Enhancement Technology (FET) for feeding of light bulk density materials as well as EPC, Electronic Pressure Compensation, which can offer improvements in feeder performance and overall cleaning requirements when feeding ingredients into an extruder.
  • Innovations in material handling components for ingredients prior to the extrusion process
    An ideal system supplier is not only an expert in the extrusion process, but is also be knowledgeable in the options available for handling the ingredients prior to the extrusion process. Such systems include innovations such as the Coperion K-Tron Sanitary Filter Receiver (SFR).

These are just a few of the reasons why the complete material handling and extrusion systems provided by Coperion and Coperion K-Tron are ideal for optimal results in pet food and human food manufacture.

Your contact:
Sharon Nowak, Phone +1 856 256 3119, e-Mail

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SAVE-THE-DATE - 4th Food Extrusion Seminar

4th Food Extrusion Seminar

For the fourth time, Coperion and German Institute of Food Technologies (DIL) are extremely pleased to be conducting the Food Extrusion this year on June 21 and 22, 2016 at Coperion in Sewell, NJ/USA.

At this event our experts will provide you with both basic knowledge and the latest technical developments and trends around the theme of food extrusion in theoretical and practical units.

More information to follow shortly!

Your contact:
Sharon Nowak, Phone: +1 856 256 3119, e-Mail

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Food & Pharma Seminar in Brazil

Food & Pharma Seminar in Brazil

For the first time Coperion and Coperion K-Tron will be hosting a Food & Pharma Seminar on June 2, 2016 in Sao Paulo/Brazil.

In this seminar our experts will inform you about the latest technical developments and trends for feeding, material handline and extrusion of food materials. In addition, a session will be held at the end of the day with a focus on pharmaceutical applications.

Save this date! - More detailed information will follow shortly!

Your contact:
Stefan Gebhardt, Tel.: +49 711 897 3048, e-Mail

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We look forward to seeing you there

Trade shows and seminars in spring/summer 2016

In the first half of this year Coperion and Coperion K-Tron will be represented at many trade shows and conferences worldwide worldwide, as well as conducting a variety of technical presentations as listed below. Visit us at our booths or at one of the conferences!

Trade shows:

Here you will find an overview of all trade shows Coperion and Coperion K-Tron will be attending this year.


Here you will find an overview of all conferences Coperion and Coperion K-Tron will be attending.

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