Maple Leaf Deli Meat Casing Removal Case Study
Our longstanding customer, Maple Leaf, is the largest meat processor in Canada. Maple Leaf combined several operations into one large, mega-facility in Ontario. With so many key operations under one roof, both efficiency and food safety is paramount in keeping this manufacturer at the top of their field.
In Maple Leaf’s deli meat processing department, they had a specific need to transfer the discarded outer plastic casing on the deli meats without using manpower (a food safety issue), or causing delays in processing. They knew they did not want to use an older, canister based system design, where canisters have to be shut down while the discarded casings are emptied by operators. With food safety as a top priority for this company, it was imperative that this particular operation was as smooth, seamless and sanitary as possible.
Quickdraft installed three Venturi systems which includes four blowers and ball valves that can individually shut the processing line down if needed. We designed the entire system to be highly automated, reducing the need for individual manpower, which further reduces the risk of introducing harmful pathogens to the area. The system is also designed so that it can be cleaned in place.
Our system requires very little maintenance, since there are no moving parts in the conveying duct. Furthermore, any need for canisters or carts--a food safety risk--are completely eliminated with this system.
Our customer is pleased to have eliminated worry about this section of their facility. They are able to use personnel in other areas to run the plant while this key operation is highly automated, computerized and mechanized, drastically increasing overall food safety and efficiency.