Tank trucks of different profiles for transportation of food products, e.g. milk, juice, water, wine materials, etc. They are mounted on correspondingly selected freight cars, trailer and semitrailer chassis. We produce internal tanks, external coverings and fastening belts from acid-resistant steel AISI 304. Supporting elements of tanks (frames) are produced from galvanized steel.

General characteristics of tanks:

  • volume: up to 26,000 litres
  • form:
  • chest
  • ellipse
  • round
  • number of chambers: at choice (standard – 3)
  • produced from acid-resistant steel
  • insulation: polystyrene or polyurethane foam
  • central system for washing of separate tank chambers – system CIP
  • mounting on all kinds of truck cars and trailer chassis
  • external surface has wood imitation coating
  • ATP certificate (certificate of compliance with the Agreement on International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be Used for such Carriage)
  • k = 0,68 (thermal penetration coefficient).

MILK ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS

 

Measurement systems for direct milk collection

Integral parts of tank equipment for procured milk are pumping and measurement systems designed for usage in direct collection of raw material, recording of delivery data. Installed electronic elements allow performing following functions: 

  • perform measurements of delivered milk flow
  • summarize quantity of milk collected on the route
  • measure milk temperature
  • provide information on a liquid crystal display
  • record data on a board computer storage which later may be transferred to a corporate computer for information processing
  • print data (receipts for suppliers, data summaries for dairies)
  • program milk collection routes
  • program marginal temperature of milk which will be collected
  • automatically sample delivered milk.

The structure of the measuring system is modular, thus one may choose required structure, in order to optimize functionality and price.

Produced measurement systems have type compliance certificates (legalization certificates) issued by the Head Board of Measures certifying that devices are in compliance with the requirements of metrology regulations applied to volumetric milk measurements.

 

Main measurement system elements are following:

  • a magnetic–inductive flow meter, type PD340, producer – Danish company ProcesData A/S, it is an international standard in the field of milk flow measurement
  • a self-priming rotary pump, nominal productive capacity – 18,000, 24,000 or 30,000 l/h, hydraulically driven
  • an air separator (air discharger)
  • a reverse valve
  • a filter
  • a flow observation window
  • milk sampling equipment used during collection
  • a control cabinet with a control screen
  • at choice – a milk pH measuring device.

A very important function procuring milk for further processing is milk sampling for laboratory quality assessment of delivered raw materials. Measurement systems supplied by us attached to tanks for procured milk have automatic sampling systems designed for storage and refrigeration of milk samples in refrigerators or refrigeration chambers.
We offer simple systems with manual replacement of sampling vessels, solutions of higher automation level and protection from intervention from outside (carousel sampling system, Bottle-Drive or XY).

Devices for recording of data about collected milk supplied by us are electronic elements produced by following companies: ProcesData (Denmark), Poul Tarp (Denmark), Ultrakust (Germany), Ebner (Austria). Referring to customer needs we install following data recording devices (computers):

  • PD210, PD4000 – ProcesData
  • S8, S12 – Poul Tarp
  • MAK3002 – Bartec
  • ARS CompactEbner
  • PK-3 – PRO-WAM

The most important function which is different in various recording devices is the possibility to transfer recorded data to a corporate PC. Measurement systems produced by us, the base of which is industrial computers listed above, allow data transfer using:

  • a cable (transmissive transfer)
  • wireless communications (with a radiometer)
  • USB storages (data storages)
  • semiconductive memory cartridges
  • magnetic cartridges
  • pendrive USB
  • GPRS.

A control and recording device which incorporates all most important functions and solutions installed in computers which are used with milk tank trucks is model PK-3 developed by engineers of the company. A large touch screen with diameter of 5.7 inches, a transparent menu (possible selection of any available language), a stably operating operation system, high functionality and the possibility to freely change software settings developed by our engineers – all this make this computer the best product available on the market.

 

Factors which make computer PK-3 exceptional:

  • a tank chamber filling counter with an automatic pump turn-off, when the chamber is filled up
  • recording of data on a board computer storage with the possibility to transfer them to a corporate computer as a text file using data storage pendrive USB; any devices or software are not necessary (the system is fully compatible with other software used in other computers in dairies)
  • identification of milk suppliers using a GPS system (computer recognizes supplier‘s position at preciseness of up to 5 m – GPS navigation system directs a driver to a milk procurement route, and if the route is altered, the driver doesn‘t have to enter supplier‘s number to start milk procurement)
  • operation together with a thermal printer EPSON
  • semiautomatic (manual replacement of bottles) and automatic (coronary system, as well as Bottle Drive – a function which had been available only in the most advanced computers till now, e.g., MAK 3002 or ARS Compact) milk sampling control

pH measurement of collected milk with a milk pump blockage, if marginal value is exceeded, and printing of information about measurement for a supplier, as well as summaries for a dairy.

 

Milk collection stations

Devices which help in acceptance of milk and performance of quantitative control of milk as a material delivered to processing companies are stationary pumping and measuring systems, where (as well as in case of automatic milk collection tanks) we use magnetic–inductive flow meters of type PD340 and PD210, PD4000, S8, S12, MAK3002, ARS Compact, as well as data recording devices of type PK-3.

 

Depending on equipment specification a milk collection station may perform following functions:

  • accept material using a pump with an elastic rotor, productive capacity – up to 30,000 l/h;
  • perform measurements of delivered milk flow and summarize quantities of delivered milk
  • measure milk temperature
  • provide information on a liquid crystal display
  • record data on a board computer storage which later may be transferred to a corporate computer for information processing (using a cable, wireless communications, different data storages – USB storages or cartridges) for information processing
  • print data with a thermal printer (receipts for milk delivered to suppliers, data summaries for dairies)
  • program marginal temperature of milk which will be collected
  • automatically take samples of delivered milk with manual or automatic replacement of sampling vessels
  • collect milk from several tanks at once using pneumatically controlled valves cutting off measuring equipment from the tank chamber being emptied – this system allows air get into milk during collection
  • automatic washing of all equipment with closed washing system CIP
  • at choice – pH measuring device for collected milk.

The structure of the measuring system is modular, thus one may choose required structure, in order to optimize functionality and price.

We also offer system operation visualization on a PC monitor.

Produced measuring systems have type compliance certificates (legalization certificate) issued by the Head Board of Measures certifying that devices are in compliance with requirements of metrology regulations applied to volumetric milk measurements.