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Hygienic and Energy Optimized Conveyor Belt for the Slaughtering Industry

Objective

The HYCON proposal aims at developing a hygienic and energy optimized conveying system with a validated automated cleaning procedure. This wil significantly increase conveyor hygiene in the foodstuff sector and especially so in the meat- and poultry-industry. The hygienic goals will be achived by designing the system based in hygienic design guidelines and by developing a new, superior belt material which combines with an automated cleaning system for significant increases in hygiene and foodsafety. The belt will see improvements to state-of-the-art in impact and cut resistance and at least 50% improved durability and antifouling properties as compared to conventional belts. Furthermore the developed system will focus on decreasing use of energy, water and detergents by innovations in selected conveyor components: optimized drum motor design and an automated transportable cleaning system (CIP system). The market opportunity for the SME consortium - group of European suppliers of conveying solutions and components to the conveying industry - lies in the provision of a new and hygenicaly optimized conveying system and its components making for a product that is significantly better than the state-of-art solutions currently avaliable. The major innovation and point of market differentiation of the HYCON product will be considerably better hygiene and downtime in combination with reductions in use of energy, water and detergents, a combination not seen in current SOA conveying technology or products. For the meat and poultry industry the developed system presents major benefits in terms of lowering the time needed for cleaning by up to 33% and the cost needed for this by 50%. This makes for a more efficient conveying system since the downtime for cleaning is minimized and production time is increased accordingly.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

P. ELLEGAARD A/S
Address
Naestvedvej 356
Naestvedvej Ringsted
Denmark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 666 889
Administrative Contact
Jytte Jacobsen (Ms.)

Participants (8)

LAT ANTRIEBSTECHNIK-VERTRIEBS-GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 304 033
Address
Venneweg 28
48712 Gescher
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Heinz Horstick (Mr.)
Keith Handy Design Limited

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 29 787
Address
Granville House, Granville Terrace
ST15 8DF Stone
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Keith Handy (Mr.)
SMITHERS RAPRA AND SMITHERS PIRA LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Shrewsbury Road
SY4 4NR Shrewsbury
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Julia Pickering (Ms.)
TEKNOLOGI & PRODUKT UDVIKLING AS
Denmark
Address
Molledamsvej 10
3460 Birkerod
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Niels Hvid (Mr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Theo Verkleij (Mr.)
DANISH CROWN AMBA
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 19 710
Address
Marsvej 43
8960 Randers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Lund (Mr.)
OMNI-AQUA BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 300 364
Address
Parkstraat 28
9001AT Grou
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tjerk Nijdam
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Denmark
Address
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne-Lise Høg Lejre (Ms.)