Harmony Enterprises is always on the crushing edge of developing innovative recycling and waste management equipment. Most recently, we have been look into integrating Clean-in-Place, also known as CIP into our horizontal balers.
What is CIP?
Clean-in-Place is a process of cleaning equipment that is faster and less labor intensive because there is no disassembly of the equipment. The machine would be completely hosed down from within itself and the process would be fully automatic, decreasing labor costs.
Clean-in-Place would provide more convenience to our customers, especially those in the dairy, food, and beverage industries. CIP is a reliable and repeatable process that would be safe for the operator. Using water and other cleaning liquids would remove solids and bacterias from the equipment.
CIP and the Dairy, Food, and Beverage Industries
The majority of CIP cleaning is done in dairy plants, but the technology from the dairy industry has also been applied to other food and beverage industries as well. With many Harmony customers who are baling out-of-date or damaged recyclables in the dairy and bottling plants, integrating CIP is a logical next step for some of our on bigger equipment like the SSHB Stainless Steel Horizontal Baler.
What do you think? Would a clean-in-place option make your processes more efficient?