Cheese

Centurion SI-SC machine for cheese industry

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VHVP offers the best solutions for your cheese business

As a producer in the food industry, you know better than anyone that the sector’s bar is high: efficiency and high uptime are of paramount importance. In addition, the ‘total cost of ownership’ is an increasingly determining factor when purchasing a new packaging machine. VH Vertical Packaging is a specialist in the development, manufacture, installation and maintenance of sustainable packaging machines for packaging cheese cubes, grated cheese and cheese powder and similar products.

The production and packaging of cheese products is carried out under very strict quality and hygiene rules. VH has developed the Centurion Cheese specifically for this market segment. A machine that meets your requirements like no other, because no one is more familiar with the exact specifications for the vertical packaging you require in your sector. You can always count on expert advice and, where required, customisation can be provided based on your needs and specifications. It is not surprising that more than 65% of Benelux cheese producers operate with one or more VHVP machines.

Discover the huge advantages of Centurion Cheese

During cheese processing, cheese is converted into bulk material and then filled into various types of bags. The film processed is used in retail, indirect retail and wholesale. Cheese is a valuable dairy product and needs to be treated very carefully. The most common cheese products in bulk are grated cheeses (all types), cheese flakes, cheese cubes and cheese powder.

Extremely high requirements must be met when processing cheese products

Each package must be leakproof and fumigated to guarantee shelf life. Depending on the client, the residual oxygen value is between 1 and 2 percent.

Centurion SI & SC vertical packaging machines

User-friendly and accessible

The Centurion Cheese vertical packaging machine is a top performer in the premium segment. The machine’s design exudes simplicity and class, where user-friendliness and accessibility are paramount. A superior uptime of over 98.5%, low running costs and low maintenance, are the great strengths of the Centurion SI and SC.

This machine is equipped with our online Remote Engineer system, reducing the numbers of visits from our engineers. The operating system is highly advanced and easy to use. There is one central servo drive that is able to control three axes.

Familiar with the ins and outs of your industry

Cheese processing puts high demands on your machine

The machine needs to deliver efficiency when packaging different types of cheese. Cheese is a natural product, and its specific weight, shape and composition is continually changing. Furthermore, added starch should not cause any problems during packaging. It is important that cheese products are packaged leakproof and fumigated, in order to guarantee their shelf life.

If the product swirls when gas is added, then this can cause cheese or starch to become trapped in the seal, thereby increasing the risk of leakage. Centurion Cheese guarantees that the volume is well distributed and always fits perfectly into the packaging. Product damage is kept to a minimum.

With Centurion Cheese, you can respond to changing market demands.

Being able to respond quickly to the specific demands of retailers is important. When the market demand is constantly changing, the ability to be flexible and able to adapt quickly is highly desirable. With Centurion Cheese, you will always be well prepared: a smooth changeover between different types of packaging, resealable or not, etc. ensures a great amount of flexibility and continuity.

Centurion Cheese

Made entirely of stainless steel, easy to clean, compact construction
IP 65 Display, 8.4 or 12 inch
Spacious electrical cabinet, heating and ventilation
Top-quality finish
Bag widths from 50 to 440 mm, various bag types supported
Extremely stable group of seal jaws, shortest film head, and high-tech film balance

Different types of resealable packaging

All bags are available in both consumer and catering sizes. Other packaging formats can be discussed on request.

3 sluitingen cheese
3 sluitingen cheese

Overview of practical applications

Sealing bars

Together with the correct seal jaw pressure, sealing bars ensure that packaging is leakproof. This system ensures that packaging is always properly sealed, even in the event of seal contamination. Where there is a lot of product overfill on an intermittent application, a collection clamp is used: this closes the packaging before sealing. All overfill is collected.

Cheese packers

Depending on bag type, length and weight, the following options are available on Centurion Cheese:

  • Bag support: for the correct seal security at higher weights.
  • Bag turner: for optimal delivery to secondary packing stations (case packers).
  • Tap and vibrate system: for settling bulky products into pyramid shapes.
  • Gas supply system: depending on choice, flow control and/or inline check, or as special
    anti-swirl supply system.

Flanders Food Productions fully converted to Centurion Cheese

Easy to operate system, high efficiency and a hygienic design are features that define the VH Centurion. The reliable vertical packaging of thousands of packages every day in a production environment requires an extremely high level of operational reliability, and a supplier who is available 24/7 to offer support whenever required. erational reliability, and a supplier who is available 24/7 to offer support whenever required. VH Vertical Packaging is a very agreeable partner to work with, a strong company that moves forward at full speed, and is always prepared for the future!

Ben Verheyen
Head of technical department Flanders Food Productions

Turnkey solution for the cheese sector

Complete high-efficiency packaging lines

VH Vertical Packaging increasingly supplies turnkey solutions. Based on your requirements, a complete, customised packaging line is developed with the greatest care, with guaranteed high capacity and operational reliability. VH takes complete control starting from the elevating belt, or after the elevating belt. This varies per client, depending on the existing grating installation. From engineering to installation and commissioning, you will have just one dedicated point of contact. This is carried out in phases:

  • Engineering in both 3D and 2D.
  • Delivery of: elevating systems, floor construction / platform construction, weighing systems
    with associated partners such as Multipond, packer with accompanying options (printing and
    label technology), output systems with metal and checkweigher detection systems.

Full supervision by VH Vertical Packaging

For you, this means: short lines of communication, clear agreements, high-quality equipment and, above all, a pleasant collaboration with professionals who have a high level of experience of your sector. After installation of the packaging line, all your technical staff and operators will receive the appropriate training.

This means that you can be assured of an optimally efficient, future-proofed packaging line with a long service life. It goes without saying that support , maintenance and service are an integral part of our business.

Optimal support with MyCenturion

Packaging machine with a high uptime

MyCenturion from VH Vertical Packaging enables you to continuously monitor the performance of your Centurion packaging machine. Based on reports received from the control system on, for example, film standstill or film changeovers, continual improvements which lead to higher efficiency can be implemented. This system also allows for preventive maintenance to be predicted extremely efficiently, thereby keeping downtime and malfunctions to a minimum. Routine maintenance is always transparent, so that wearing parts can be replaced in good time.

Basic functionalities

All basic functions are recorded in a so-called machine master card. This basic data can be different for each machine. Recordings are subdivided into different main groups:

  • Basic information such as heights, line integration, peripherals and standard options
  • Software versions with accompanying custom-made updates
  • Mechanical issues, both standard modifications and custom-made modifications
  • Format and funnel information (including PDF film drawing)
  • Recoding the documentation of each master card. Such as layout, e-scheme,
    situational photos, CE declaration (generator)

Objectives of My Centurion

– Higher uptime of packaging machines
– Highest possible output of packaging machines
– Optimal operator convenience
– Effective guidance from VHVP

Extra functionalities

– Tracking mechanical improvements
– Tracking mechanical developments
– Tracking software improvements
– Tracking software developments
– Tracking purchase orders

MyCenturion remote communication

Various communication types are supported by VH Centurion: OPC UA, MQTT, VNC Server and Mail Server.

OPC UA

Open platform communications (OPC) (UA). An external MES system collects data from the machine. OPC UA cannot be used in combination with MQTT.

MQTT

MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT). MQTT can currently only be used to send data to MyCenturion.

VNC Server

Virtual Network Computing (VNC). VNC Server can be used to take over screens from other machines and peripherals, on condition that a VNC Server is running on the remote machine.

Mail Server

The machine will forward the data to the appropriate email address. An events list can be included.

Tell me more about Centurion Cheese

We are happy to give you more detailed information about this machine

For more information about your specific packaging requirements, please contact our specialists.
Freek Jacobs, Marcel Wetemans and Rick Hartmann are at your service. They will be happy to demonstrate the efficiency and high uptime of our Centurion machines. Call +31 (0) 495 550 733, send an email to sales@vhnl.com or use the response form.

Freek Jacobs

Marcel Wetemans

Rick Hartmann

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