02 / 03 / 21

Spiran doser brings cost-efficiency to food production at Domretor

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Domretor Oy in Kauhava is a contract manufacturer of high-quality ready-made and semi-manufactured food products. The business operations of the company include product development, production, packaging and logistics.

Besides high-quality raw materials and solid professional skills, the efficient, reliable and safe production lines ensure that Domretor manufactures food cost-efficiently, with high quality and in the agreed schedule. Domretor operates as an independent food company under Atria Finland.

Tailoring and equipment development based on test-runs

Domretor procured the Spiran weigher doser of Kometos in the end of 2020.

Spiran volume dosers and weigher dosers by Kometos are a perfect solution for component dosing in food industry, where the dosing precision, speed, easy product changes and versatile control are absolute requirements for production. A weigher doser with 2 heads can dose as many as 30 (250 g) portions per minute into customer's containers. The logic applied in the doser is Siemens S-7.

Domretor's decision to invest in the equipment came from the need to increase dosing capacity, lighten the load of employees and improve hygiene in the dosing process. The procurement was also aimed at increasing production cost-efficiency.

Cooperation with Kometos is made flexible by the opportunity to become familiar with the different types and suitability of dosers and to test-run customer's own products in Kometos’ production facilities before making the decision.

- "We were able to test the doser with our product multiple times in Kometos' premises. Based on these tests the device was tailored to Domretor's needs," says the CEO of Domretor Pekka Honkaranta.

The best price/quality ratio

According to Pekka Honkaranta, equipment procurements in food industry always focus also on minimizing production stoppages. It means that new equipment is expected to function as intended from the very beginning.

- "With Kometos, installation was very smooth, lasting only one workday. The doser functioned immediately as expected and its operation fits in the routine," tells Honkaranta.

In addition to localness and smooth testing, the quick and straightforward solutions, product tailoring and good service also made an impression in the cooperation with Kometos.

- "The solution offered by Kometos also had the best price/quality ratio," adds Honkaranta.

Product testing also by video

As a rule, the fastest way to establish the best solution for product dosing is when the client can come and test its products on site in Kometos facilities. If this is not possible, the company can send the products to Kometos for testing with dosers.

- "We have the refrigeration rooms required for food storage in food industry and we can record the tests on a video for the client," tells Tuomas Paloviita, the Product Manager of Kometos.

Along with Spiran dosers, Kometos also delivers tray denesters, container lifts and turning devices, conveyors, liquid dosing units, inspection scales, metal detectors as well as Tecnovac tray sealers.

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24 / 02 / 21

Advanced automated dosing in ready-made food production contributes to economic efficiency

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Kometos Oy delivers a line for the production of ready-made food to Valkoinen Puu Food Factory, who is expanding its operations in Kauhajoki with the production of ready-made lasagne products. In addition to the traditional Kometos dosers and automatics, the line also features efficient robot technology delivered together with packaging and sealing units.

At the same time, Kometos will also deliver cooling, refrigeration and freezing systems to Aron Teollisuuskeskus Oy, who is building facilities for the new ready-made food plant. In addition to the premises currently under construction, the same estate already includes food industry operators - one bakery and the testing facility of Kometos Oy.

06 / 11 / 20

Kometos Spiran weigher dosing unit delivery to Domretor

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Spiran volume- and weigher dosing units are an ideal solution for component dosing in the food industry, where dosing precision, speed, quick product changes and versatile control are fundamental requirements. With this investment, Domretor Oy was primarily pursuing production cost efficiency, says Åsa Alanko, the Managing Director of the company.

Tuomas Paloviita from Kometos Oy tells, that Kometos is able to offer its customers an opportunity to test-run their products with dosing units available in Kometos premises: "The customer can send their product to us for testing. For test material we have cold storage facilities required by the food industry, and naturally the equipment for test-running. We can record the tests on a video, or even better; the customer can be present while we are testing their product. This way we can find quickly the right solution for the dosing of each product."

Kometos has readiness to deliver Spiran dosing units complete with tray dispensers, bin lifts and bin tippers, conveyors, dosing units for fluids, checkweighers, metal detectors as well as Tecnovac traysealers.

Picture taken in Kometos test premises after delivery´s FAT tests.