Anuga FoodTec 2022

Anuga FoodTec 2022 showed that there is a great need for energy savings on the part of the industry – especially in the area of evaporation technology. A great potential lies in the saving of steam generation costs.

With focus on energy and cost efficiencies in the food and beverage industry that were the center of attention at Anuga FoodTec (AFT) 2022, the use of mechanical vapor recompression (MVR) was identified as a central key to reducing energy requirements for steam supply in plants.

Global ventilation fans and systems manufacturer, TLT-Turbo GmbH, concluded its participation at the 2022 Anuga FoodTec tradeshow, which took place from April 26-29 at Cologne, Germany. As the world’s most prominent food and beverage industry tradeshow, the event showcased a mix of physical and digital offerings to the industry covering a wide variety of new concepts and solutions for meeting the challenges facing food and beverage producers worldwide.

With increasing requirements and legislation regarding energy savings and avoidance of CO2 emissions set to affect these industries in the next few years, the introduction of energy-efficient technologies and equipment is critical to sustained success. Mario Schmidt, TLT-Turbo Head of the Vapor Fans Business Segment, says that TLT-Turbo participated at AFT for exactly this reason. “We offer high efficiency fans, which are used primarily in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, among many other applications. These fans can help our customers to modernize and upgrade existing plants or to provide vapor processing for new production lines. Furthermore, they help to achieve CO2 footprint reduction and minimize the use of fossil fuels in vapor production,” Schmidt explains.

TLT-Turbo products, renowned for their energy efficiency capabilities, are a perfect fit for food producers who want to increase their energy efficiency, increase their availability and minimize their maintenance costs. “We have now expanded our product portfolio to the point where we can serve the widest possible range of mass flows at considerable pressure increases, in order to offer customers the greatest possible flexibility in their plant design” explains Schmidt.

“AFT 2022 provided an opportunity for us to connect with customers for the first time in a while. We had quite a number of visitors to our booth who were interested in what our MVR range has to offer and I am glad to say that many leads and potential projects arose from these conversations”, says Schmidt. “Visitors included both potential new customers and existing customers who we had invited to our booth. The trade show gave us the opportunity to have constructive discussions with our customers and discover new potential. We look forward to building on this at further trade shows. It was a great reminder of how manufacturers and customers can inspire and learn from each other.”

Schmidt emphasizes that TLT-Turbo’s presence at the event, and particularly the focus that they placed on the MVR range this year, was very important. This enabled the TLT-Turbo team to interact more closely with customers and discuss new innovative solutions for the future.

“I am pleased that our customers were quick to recognize that our product addresses the needs for minimizing maintenance costs and ease of implementation of the product in the customer’s plant, in addition to the tremendous energy savings. A key to this is the proven ceramic hybrid bearing, which is used in all TLT-Turbo MVR fans.”

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TLT-Turbo to exhibit at Anuga FoodTec 2022

Global ventilation fans and systems manufacturer, TLT-Turbo GmbH, has officially announced its participation in Anuga FoodTec 2022, the most prominent international food and beverage industry trade show in the world. This four-day event will be held from 26-29 April, 2022 in Cologne, Germany.

As a leading global trade fair, Anuga FoodTec (AFT) is the most important source of impetus for the international food and beverage industry. As the world’s only supplier fair, it covers all aspects of food production. Industry players are provided the opportunity to present their latest innovations and technological visions – from process technology, filling and packaging technology to food safety, packaging materials, digitalization and intralogistics.

At the event, TLT-Turbo will showcase their extended range of fans for mechanical vapor recompression (MVR). Among other things, this has been specially developed and optimized for food production and processing.

There is a clear upward trend in the demand for energy efficient solutions for the food industry, especially as the energy transition presents the industry with major challenges to reduce operating costs and CO2 emissions. Mario Schmidt, Head of the Vapor Fans Business Segment, says that TLT-Turbo is participating in AFT event for exactly this reason. “We’re attending because we offer high efficiency fans for the food and beverage industry. Our objective at the event is to connect with EPCs as well as with end-use customers requiring this technology.”

TLT-Turbo products, renowned for their energy efficiency capabilities, are a perfect fit for food producers who want to increase their energy efficiency, increase their availability and minimize their maintenance costs. Using this technology can drastically reduce the use of fossil fuels and significantly improve the company’s CO2 footprint.

“TLT-Turbo MVR fans can be used in a wide range of industrial applications, especially in the food and beverage sector. Whether for modernization, expansion or new construction – TLT-Turbo has the optimal solution ready,” explains Schmidt.

Further, Schmidt says events like Anuga FoodTec provide an opportunity to showcase TLT-Turbo’s innovative products and solutions on an international stage. “This is our first time exhibiting at AFT. Currently, we perceive a strong increase in demand of our MVR technology. For applications in this industry, the attention in the world market is mainly focused on our unique designs and innovative technical solutions in this regard. We have received numerous orders for MVR fans from customers in the food and beverage industries over the past year and now it is time to showcase these proven products to a larger and international range of customers.”

TLT-Turbo’s exhibition is located at Stand C-030 in Hall 4.1. All media and press are invited to visit the booth and learn about TLT-Turbo and current trends in plant technology (especially evaporation and crystallization technology). Mario Schmidt and several additional TLT-Turbo representatives will be present to answer all questions.

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TLT-Turbo consolidates its position as an MVR expert in serving the pharmaceutical industry

In October 2021, after TLT-Turbo received a huge new order for 20 MVR fans, another additional order for 4 larger MVR fans was put in by the same customer. This order precedes the delivery of 32 machines to the customer which shows its satisfaction in our products and continued trust in TLT-Turbo.

Four years ago, TLT-Turbo was a newcomer to the MVR industry and completely unknown to potential customers, especially those in the pharmaceutical industry. Within four years we have strived to make considerable ground in the market by supplying numerous high-quality MVR fans of various sizes”, says Mario Schmidt, Head of Business Segment Vapor Fans.

After intensive and positive discussions and a huge effort by our TLT-Turbo team in Beijing, we successfully wrapped up two orders in a row from our main client in the pharmaceutical industry. TLT-Turbo ensures to provide continuous delivery of 3 to 4 fans every 6 weeks up to September 2022. This continued partnership shows the confidence and trust that the customer has in TLT-Turbo. This new order also strengthens TLT-Turbo’s market position as MVR experts serving the pharmaceutical industry which will help grow our customer base further in 2022.

“Our MVR range is ideally suited to facilities in the pharmaceutical industry as witnessed by our continued partnership with our customer who uses our fans in the process of manufacturing Water For Injections (WFI),” says Mario Schmidt, Head of Business Segment Vapor Fans. He further added that, “given the higher efficiency of TLT-Turbo manufactured MVR fans, it makes us more competitive in the small to medium mass flows market where there are many potential clients in different industries such as dairy, food and beverage and pharmaceutical production.

For more information on the TLT-Turbo MVR range, click here.

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TLT-Turbo MVR Range Makes Strides in Food and Beverage Industry

In November 2018, TLT-Turbo completed the installation of a Medium Flow range MVR Turbo Fan at the Frischli factory in Rehburg-Loccum, Germany. The fan has been running at Frischli for almost 3 years, providing reliable, silent performance without any need to maintain the fan bearing, making it an ideal use case for demonstrating TLT-Turbo’s capabilities in the food and beverage industry.

TLT-Turbo has been gathering data from the Frischli facility on the performance of the fan since 2018 and will continue to do so in order to compile a case study demonstrating the cost savings for Frischli and listing the ways in which their production has benefited from the use of the TLT-Turbo MVR fan. This will support the efforts of the MVR department’s sales drive as it will provide clear evidence of the ways in which TLT-Turbo is redefining mechanical vapor recompression in the food and beverage industry.

“Our Medium Flow MVR range is ideally suited to facilities such as the one at Frischli’s headquarters,” says Mario Schmidt, Head of Business Segment Vapor Fans. “The higher efficiencies delivered by these fans makes us more competitive in the small to medium mass flows market where many potential clients in dairy, food and beverage or pharmaceutical production are positioned.”

For over 120 years, Frischli, an owner-managed company has been producing dairy products that meet the highest requirements of quality, sustainability, and taste. The company’s headquarters are located in Rehburg-Loccum near Hanover where they produce a range of products including long-life milk, powdered milk and cream. Milk drinks such as cocoa, powdered milk, puddings and yogurt as well as a wide range of dairy products for gastronomy and catering are also produced.

The relationship between Frischli and TLT-Turbo is likely to become a long-standing relationship as the two companies share a focus on driving on innovation. Frischli is one of the most modern and efficient dairies in Germany. This, according to Schmidt, is one of the reasons that they were so quick to adopt the new MVR technology of the TLT-Turbo range.

“A clear demonstration that we share a mutual belief in innovation and technological advancements in food production equipment, is the fact that Frischli has also agreed to be a reference client for TLT-Turbo. This means that we will be able to visit the premises with potential clients to show them the MVR fan in action,” Schmidt reveals.

He also notes that they were delighted with the fan’s features, particularly when it comes to maintenance. Frischli has a number of MVR fans installed at their factory from another supplier. When the time came to conduct annual maintenance of all the fans running at the facility, the advanced technology of the TLT-Turbo MVR range became apparent.

“As part of the annual maintenance of the other MVR fans, our technicians asked me if they should include the TLT-Turbo MVR in the maintenance schedule. They were very surprised to learn that this MVR fan does not require maintenance. Only the seal rings should be replaced if there are leaks and a grease cartridge should be screwed on for the motor. This saves a lot of time and money,” says Henrike Kaluza, Project Manager at Frischli.

She goes on to elaborate on the time and costs savings that can be achieved with the TLT-Turbo MVR fan. “The regular maintenance of the other two MVR fans we are running costs between 8,500 to 9,000 Euro per year, or around roughly 4,500 Euro per fan”. As the TLT-Turbo fan does not need this kind of maintenance for at least ten years, the savings are measured at a total value of 45,000 Euro per fan for this period. It saves production time too, as the eventual maintenance on the TLT-Turbo fan does not require a full day of downtime.

The fact that the TLT-Turbo MVR fans do not require an oil change is highly valuable to operators in the dairy, food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries. “In a clean environment, not having to introduce chemicals such as oil to the environment when maintaining crucial equipment is highly valuable. In addition, this makes our fans kinder to the environment as well. Other fans on the market consume around 40 to 60 liters of oil per year or 400 to 600 liters over 10 years whereas our fans consume 60 to 120 gram of grease over a ten year period,” explains Schmidt.

Kaluza also provided positive feedback regarding the TLT-Turbo fan’s performance. “The efficiency of the fan is an improvement on the model that it replaced. The realized savings of electrical costs are at 8,700 Euro per year and without the allowances from our combined heat and power plant, the savings would even be around 12,000 Euro per year”.

“Considering these improvements and adding the other advantages of the machine, such as the low noise level or the absence of oil, we are very satisfied with the TLT-Turbo fan and we are very glad to have chosen it,” Kaluza concludes.

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Exciting Development from the MVR Department!

Announcing our first MVR low flow range order!

We are excited to announce that an order has been secured for the supply of TLT-Turbo MVR fans from a globally renowned manufacturer for installation at an instant coffee production facility in Colombia.

Securing of this order comes after extensive engagement with this client over the past 4 years. The commitment and perseverance of the sales representatives involved, and the MVR team is highly commendable. Having a relationship with this client already in place means that this order may be the first step in a long-term strategic partnership.

The MVR fan that will be supplied is from the new Low Flow MVR Series. Having been in development for the past 18 months, this new addition to the MVR range is characterized by having a significantly smaller and more compact size while still delivering higher efficiencies. The development of this range is an exceptional achievement of our R&D department and product management team. Their delivery of this new range has allowed us to enter the small mass flows market which makes us more competitive.

The scope of work for the delivery, includes the supply of a 120kW drive power, approx. 4,500 kg/h mass flow, >83% efficiency high-speed MVR fan. The final installation site is an instant coffee production facility located in Medellin, Colombia.

The securing of this contract has already caught the attention of other global coffee producers and bodes well for the continued growth of our MVR department.

For more information on the TLT-Turbo MVR Range, click here.

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New Ventilation Range Expands Market Reach and Delivers Uncompromising Performance

Global ventilation fans and systems manufacturer, TLT-Turbo GmbH, has announced the launch of their new Low Flow MVR Fan Series. As a more compact alternative to TLT-Turbo’s existing larger-capacity MVR range, the new low flow series promises the same uncompromising efficiency that clients have come to expect from TLT-Turbo ventilation equipment.

Having been in development for the past 18 months, this new addition to the MVR (Mechanical Vapor Recompression) range is characterized by having a significantly smaller and more compact size while still delivering higher efficiencies.

In comparison to the existing MVR range, these fans are designed for lower mass flows at medium inlet temperatures. “The maximum speed is 6500 rpm. This limitation is mainly due to the fact that there are no faster rotating motors available in this range and for this application,” explains Mario Schmidt, Head of Business Segment Vapor Fans, TLT-Turbo. He adds that this range is ideally suited to industrial applications focused on the concentration of liquids.

The new Low Flow MVR series elegantly combines all the advantages and features of all other TLT-Turbo MVR series, including maintenance-free, long wear hybrid ceramic bearings and high efficiencies as well as speed-, temperature- and vibration monitoring. The fans are designed to achieve temperature increases up to 11°C while maintaining efficiencies of up to 83%.

“The development of this range is an exceptional achievement of our R&D department and product management team. The expansion of our current MVR offering has allowed us to enter the small mass flows market which makes us more competitive.”

The design of the new series was carefully considered, ensuring that all major customer and application requirements are met. Schmidt explains that these fans are made to deliver on performance. “The fans are available 24/7 with a wide range of operating points and high efficiencies of up to 83% depending on inlet temperatures and specified temperature increases. In addition to this, the fans are VFD controlled.”

The highest quality and safety standards are met by using only high quality and proven components. The fans’ monitoring devices are included with the installation, and all models are rigorously tested, and FEM calculated. Like their larger counterparts, the Low Flow MVR Series is manufactured using hybrid ceramic bearings that are lifetime greased and can be operated for up to 10 years without requiring maintenance. To enhance this benefit for clients, TLT-Turbo introduced an additional device to the fan’s design that allows for the bearing to be re-greased from the outside in order to further simplify maintenance and to increase the fans’ service life. “Maintenance is made even easier for our customers with the option for them to make use of our remote performance and maintenance checks.”

The new Low Flow MVR Series is manufactured at TLT-Turbo’s dedicated facility based in Germany and is available globally. An order has already been secured for the supply of TLT-Turbo Low Flow MVR fans from a globally renowned manufacturer for installation at an instant coffee production facility in Colombia. “The securing of this contract has already caught the attention of other global coffee producers and bodes well for the continued growth of our MVR division,” says Schmidt.

“TLT-Turbo is known for redefining ventilation, and this means we constantly strive to set new standards. With respect to all previous MVR series, TLT-Turbo is the first manufacturer to use hybrid ceramic bearings. In addition, all TLT-Turbo MVR fans are aerodynamically optimized and offer high efficiency. For further developments, new materials and manufacturing methods are also continually investigated to ensure that our customers benefit from the latest innovations. Our MVR range has been trusted for use in applications with stringent hygienic requirements such as highly polished impellers and housings. This, and all the other innovations showcased in the new series is the result of an almost 150-year track record in the design and production of industrial fans,” Schmidt concludes.

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TLT-Turbo Introduces the Next Generation of Mechanical Vapor Recompression

TLT-Turbo GmbH, a global ventilation fans and systems manufacturer, has launched a new range of mechanical vapor recompression fans, with ceramic hybrid bearings that provide an exceptionally long operational lifespan. Integrating the latest ventilation technologies, this fan offers numerous advantages regarding performance efficiency, minimal maintenance and high reliability.

The TLT-Turbo fan for mechanical vapor recompression (MVR) has been in development since 2012 since the first case studies were carried out. Following intensive discussions with clients, TLT-Turbo established that a need existed for low maintenance MVR fans. This was followed by four years of intensive research, product testing and consultations with clients. The first MVR fans were rolled out in 2016 while continual product improvement has remained a focus area for TLT-Turbo.

“MVR fans have been available on the market for some time but instead of just following the trend, TLT-Turbo took time to ensure that we came to the market with a completely new, state of the art MVR solution,” says Mario Schmidt, Head of TLT-Turbo’s Vapor Fans business segment. “And we continue to have on-going discussions and feedback exchanges with our clients worldwide in order to continuously adapt and improve our MVR offering to their requirements.”

According to Schmidt, the features of TLT-Turbo’s MVR fan, such as the lower maintenance requirements and the introduction of hybrid ceramic bearings, underscores their commitment to developing products in close alignment to their clients and their needs, and also speaks to TLT-Turbo’s key objective for continual innovation.

(Above) The new TLT-Turbo fan for Mechanical Vapor Recompression

The implementation of hybrid ceramic bearings is a key differentiator of the TLT-Turbo MVR fan. “Our clients are amazed by the possibility of a hybrid bearing operating at high speed without circulating oil. Conventional roller bearings do not provide the required support for operating the fan in a broad operational speed range without running into harmful resonance frequencies (under critical operation). Thanks to continuous enhancement in recent years, especially through the use of ceramic materials, more effective roller bearings are available today. The use of hybrid bearings with steel rings combined with ceramic rollers has been established in many industrial applications and in the case of the TLT-Turbo MVR fan, hybrid ceramic bearings mean significantly lower maintenance requirements and better operational performance,” Schmidt explains.

The hybrid ceramic bearings used in TLT-Turbo MVR fans are life time greased and can be operated for up to 10 years without requiring maintenance. To enhance this benefit for clients, TLT-Turbo introduced an additional device to the fan’s design that allows for the bearing to be re-greased from the outside in order to further simplify maintenance and to increase the fans’ service life.

High motor speeds, a wide range of optimized impellers and the allowance for high temperature and pressure increases complement the lifetime greased hybrid ceramic bearings to ensure that clients benefit from the enhanced performance and efficiency that they have come to expect from TLT-Turbo products. These factors allow for operation of the fan below critical speed which ensures both reliability and safe operation.

(Above) A high efficiency will be achieved with an optimized impeller design

“Reliability and safety are key concerns for our clients and TLT-Turbo has addressed this in the MVR fan by using high quality components. Thanks to the use of the hybrid bearings, no oil supply or oil pump is necessary which means that no oil can contaminate the product. In addition to this, the fan also features temperature and vibration monitoring and remote monitoring of the bearing is possible as well. Our entire manufacturing process is carried out according to all major quality standards, including DIN ISO 9001,” says Schmidt.

The TLT-Turbo MVR fan is suited to numerous applications in the chemical, pharmaceutical, waste water treatment, and the organic natural product production industries as well as in the food and beverage process and manufacturing sectors. “Since 2018, we have received 35 orders for MVR fans across the globe with one installation completed. Thus far, the feedback from clients has been very positive. We have received reports that the bearing temperature is considerable lower than that of other comparable MVR fans and that our fan runs with less vibration than other MVR fans,” Schmidt affirms.

“Overall, TLT-Turbo’s objective was to offer our clients a mechanical vapor recompression solution that would outperform what was currently available on the market. We have delivered a fan that requires less maintenance while providing high efficiency and reliability. This is exactly what clients would expect from TLT-Turbo as a world class fan manufacturer and global service organization.”

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MEDIA CONTACT                                                       TLT-TURBO GLOBAL CONTACT

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About TLT-Turbo

TLT-Turbo GmbH builds radial and axial flow fans for virtually any application. First-rate engineering, tradition and progress in air handling technology and a worldwide support network have been the cornerstones of their excellent global renown as a fan and systems manufacturer for more than 140 years. TLT-Turbo GmbH fans and the associated system components are deployed successfully all over the globe. To date over 10,000 fans have already been installed. Their subsidiaries, branches and agencies span the globe including TLT-Turbo offices in Germany, China, Austria, Russia, South Korea, USA, Chile, Hungary, Australia, India and South Africa.

Visit www.tlt-turbo.com for more information.

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ACHEMA 2018 – Strong visitor Interest at the
TLT-Turbo Booth

At this year’s ACHEMA 2018, we once again presented our MVR Turbo Fan for mechanical vapor recompression. This year, we demonstrated the fan to the audience with a sanded and highly polished impeller, as an example of how it is applied for use in the pharmaceutical industry.

The TLT-Turbo Mechanical Vapor Recompression (MVR) fan attracted a large number of visitors to the booth. Our engineers presented the energy-efficient process in detail to interested visitors representing the process, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

The innovative bearing concept – a hybrid ceramic bearing that is grease-lubricated at the factory and requires neither regular oil changes nor an oil supply – aroused great interest. With this concept, maintenance and thus operating costs can be reduced significantly.

The units are available in two different versions: the basic version includes the fan on a base frame with monitoring sensors whereas the complete package contains a motor and frequency converter. Depending on the application, different stainless steel housings and impeller types can be selected. In addition to the standard impellers made of duplex stainless steel, and models made of super duplex or titanium are also available.

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TLT-Turbo at Drinktec 2017

Drinktec 2017 held in Munich, with over 76,000 visitors, was a special highlight for TLT-Turbo GmbH. It was TLT’s first participation at Drinktec and at our booth we presented the TLT-Turbo fan for mechanical vapour recompression – MVR for short.

In a relaxed atmosphere with pretzels and TLT-Turbo wheat beer, trade visitors were able to see the outstanding technology of the MVR fans for themselves. The innovative storage concept in particular was met with great interest from numerous visitors. Both plant constructors and plant operators see the TLT-Turbo Hybrid Ceramic Bearing as a major advantage over conventional oil-lubricated bearing arrangements.

Come and see TLT-Turbo’s quality and innovation for yourself. Visit us at the ACHEMA 2018 in Frankfurt. You will find us in Hall 5.1 at Stand A90.

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