You’re working on your new expansion, you’ve been planning, estimating, designing…now you’re finally installing…but there’s a problem.
Your boiler isn’t big enough. The steam pressure isn’t what it’s supposed to be. Somewhere along the line someone failed to account for pressure loss due to additional (or modified) equipment, new (or resized) pipe runs, or any number of occurrences happened that affected your boiler capacity, and they weren’t accurately documented.
Avoid this pitfall. The next time you reference your boiler capacity, try asking yourself “When were these numbers last verified?”, as well as “Who maintains this number, and are they in a position that is made aware of potential changes?” Working on an exciting new project with your Equipment Supplier, it is far too easy to arrive at a solution (on paper) that doesn’t connect seamlessly to reality (in the plant). Koss Industrial, Inc. is familiar with the needs of sanitary dairy processors. With our ability to provide Turn-Key solutions, we can provide solutions to help your operators, maintenance personnel, production managers, and your bottom line! Optimize your process in innovative ways with Koss Industrial, Inc.
Consider utilizing the engineering services of Koss Industrial, Inc. – having our skilled Engineering Team update your Plant P&ID provides an excellent opportunity to go over any future plans or concepts (for future projects, you’ll know that we’re familiar with your plant). We provide custom solutions that complement individual applications. By having a KOSS team member update your Plant P&ID you also benefit from having another set of eyes on your process layout and plant design. We love it when we’re given the opportunity to help customer processes experience higher-efficiencies with less complexity and lower maintenance.
Today’s “featured in-stock item” is an Alfa Laval LKH 90 pump with motor.
Koss Industrial, Inc. has a broad, varied stock of pumps. We’re an Authorized Alfa Laval Master Distributor and Pump SuperCenter – we’ve a wide variety of items on our shelves, ready & waiting to meet your needs!
Pump & Motor Assembly LKH90M348F2EN36AAN-075C18WSP
LKH 90 6″ x 6″ ports, Tri-Clamp connections, 348 mm impeller, Flushed Shaft Seal, C vs SC seal face materials, EPDM elastomer material, no leg bracket, 365TSC motor frame, no casing drain, 32Ra mechanical finish, no passivation, 75 hp, 3/60/575 voltage, 1800 RPM, Washdown Sterling Motor, Premium Efficient.
Assembly Item No 9634094711 (contains item # 9634094710 Sterling Motor).
Consider a Front15, or any size/style of heat exchanger. Koss Industrial, Inc. can help you with your Heat Transfer needs. You can trust KOSS to supply and service your Alfa Laval Plate Heat Exchangers, we are an Authorized Alfa Laval Master Distributor.
Do you have the four basic ingredients needed to achieve a sanitary level of cleanliness when you’re Cleaning-in-Place (CIP)?
Time is at a premium, but cutting wash time too short may result in a less-than-sanitary clean.
Temperature must be carefully controlled; not too high, not too low, and specific per the wash cycle needs.
Flow needs to be at a high enough velocity to effectively scour clean those pesky fats & oils (or whatever your dirt may be).
Solutionwon’t help anything if it’s too weak, ensure your alkaline and acid solutions are at the proper strength to function.
If you’re worried you might not be meeting one or more of these needs, contact KOSS. If you’re looking to improve, we’d love to hear from you – Koss Industrial, Inc. can help you innovate & optimize.
Utilize less floor space than Horizontal Presses – “factory-friendly” mobile Vertical Presses are a preferred space-saver. When compared to vertical presses that stand straight up, our A-Frame Cheese Presses provide better whey drainage. KOSS A-Frame Cheese Presses provide a quality, lasting solution for your pressing needs – if you are searching for unique specifications, custom is what what Koss Industrial, Inc. does best.
What’s The Most Popular Configuration?
Most often seen on our shop floor in Green Bay, WI is the double-row mobile A-Frame Cheese Press, with 3 or 4 rows (or stacks of cheese hoops) on each side. height varies, but each “row” is often stacked between 5-8 forms high (depending upon customer needs). The base of the press has a surrounding lip to safely keep the bottom forms contained, and to effectively drain the whey. The whey drains easily to a center trough, towards an outlet at one end of the unit.
How Many Forms Does It Take?
How many cheese forms would you like it to take? We have done single and double row units, standard double-row portable floor models and even single-row wall mounting styles. KOSS can design and fabricate your cheese press to precisely your needs. Whether it’s 64, 4, or more forms – we’ll help you find the ideal solution to press your number of forms (round or rectangular). KOSS manufactures both 20 lb and 40 lb rectangular style Cheese Hoops.
The smooth, low-shear pumping action of the SRU is delightful when you need to gently handle a sensitive process fluid. What makes the SRU even more desirable is the hygienic pumps’ low maintenance and consistent performance.
The SRU range is available with twelve different pump head displacements, flow rates up to 106 m³/h, differential pressures up to 20 bar, temperatures up to 200°C and port sizes from 25 to 150 mm in diameter.
Alfa Laval SRU rotary lobe pumps can handle both Cleaning-in-Place (CIP) and Sterilization-in-Place (SIP), and they provide maximum performance & reliability with minimal effort (low maintenance heavy duty design/construction with a minimized risk of contamination).
Built To Last, And Help Protect Your Product Quality
The SRU isn’t just reliable, it’s trouble-free and energy efficient! Optimize your process with this great pump, gently handle your sensitive fluids while enjoying the superb flexibility of the SRU pumps’ design.
SRU rotary lobe pumps comply with EHEDG, 3-A, 3.1 and FDA hygienic standards and have ATEX approval for use in explosive environments. For more information, please contact Koss Industrial, Inc.
Longer lifespan with superior construction and corrosion resistance
ASME certified, models >6″ diameter (8, 10, 12 inch U-Tube Heat Exchangers operating above 15 psig mawp will be ASME stamped)
Built in-house in our Green Bay, WI facility
KOSS custom U-Tube Heat Exchangers for heating or cooling (ASME certification available!) provide superior corrosion resistance, their construction results in less weld fatigue (providing a longer lifespan than straight Shell & Tube models). Excellent longevity – tubes are suspended from one end, better allowing expansion and contraction with temperature fluctuations.
Configure a custom U-Tube HX today – 316L stainless steel construction, clamp or weld body connections, various end connections, optional insulation (with SS welded covering), 4″ or 6″ body diameters (8″, 10″, 12″ dia. available), body lengths from 2-20 ft!
For a longer lasting solution, call Koss Industrial, Inc. today 1-800-844-6261!
Notes for all Heat Exchangers:
We recommend placing a Strainer prior to the Heat Exchanger (to prevent blockages & optimize performance, check out our Wedge Wire Strainers).
Always avoid hydraulic shock.
Ensure your Heat Exchanger is sized & configured for your application (consider current & future operating parameters, to ensure long-lasting optimal performance).
Scrub-a-dub-dub, are there pathogens in your tub (or rather, in your vessel, piping, or anywhere else in your plant)?!
Don’t risk your good name and hard-earned branding by placing your trust in a questionable “clean”. Whether you’re Cleaning-in-Place (CIP) or out of place (COP), there’s always room to improve where product quality and safety are concerned!
Residual bacteria may be hiding in your process, there are a number of possible factors adversely affecting the cleanliness of your “clean”. All it takes to damage your reputation and trust with consumers is to have an off-flavor, or for your product to spoil before it’s “Best By:” date! Since 1978, Koss Industrial, Inc. has worked with Cheese Makers and others in the Dairy Industry, we are familiar with the stringent guidelines and unique needs. Whatever your application, you can trust KOSS to understand that unique applications require custom, careful solutions.
How ‘at-risk’ is your process?
Dead Zones. Or Dead Legs, or Dead Space, or Shadows, or “what-was-my-OEM-thinking-when-they-designed-this?!”…whatever you call these different types of awkward areas where cleaning doesn’t quite touch, the cleaning solution, the spray from your cleaning device, it doesn’t quite reach that entire surface. Whether the spray is blocked by the angle of a ferrule or the shaft of an agitator, without direct spray contact, that section of surface is iffy-at-best (or, much more likely, it is filthy).
KOSS can help, modifying your existing products, or providing new components/equipment/systems, or otherwise servicing your plant!
Sloppy Slopes & Other Drainage Fails. Whether your piping is just a little too flat, or totally flat, your situation is inadequate draining. Maybe it’s sloppy slopes in your vessel bottom, or incorrectly mounted components (such as PD pumps needing to be vertical, both in design and in their placement…), or even process piping supports gone bad…these inadequate draining situations can give safe harbor to bacteria.Consider KOSS for new products & on-site services, we also provide modification services.
Poor Welds & Polishing Problems. Superior quality continuous welds are absolutely necessary for sanitary components, equipment, and systems…that’s why Koss Industrial only brings in the best welders, fabricators, and finishers. Our craftsmen’s skills need to yield food-grade results, we’re serious about providing hygienic products and services to the Dairy Industry.
Sharp Corners. Smooth product contact surfaces are the ideal, a nice radius provides a more cleanly surface, especially when compared to square corners, or corners with welds, that are more difficult to clean and can provide a safe haven for undesirables (bacteria).
Slow Flow. Maybe you’ve added additional piping, or perhaps your flow velocity has always been less than ideal, whatever the reason, if your flow isn’t turbulent enough to appropriately scour the surface, then you aren’t getting a truly sanitary clean. Interested in ‘beefing up’ your pumps? KOSS is an Authorized Alfa Laval Pump SuperCenter with a varied stock here in Green Bay, WI (we’re able to supply & service a variety of brands to meet individual customer requirements).
Tepid Temperatures. Even if it’s not “tepid”, it’s still not hot enough, or maybe its too hot…identifying & adhering to the proper temperature for cleaning your process is necessary for you to clean effectively. Monitoring & controlling is vital to maintain the necessary temperature – KOSS’ Electrical Dept. is experienced in providing sanitary control via proper instrumentation and automation.
Where’s the soap?! Is your chemical really in your cleaning solution? Or rather, is enough chemical in your cleaning solution for it to be effective? Dosing Pumps are a great idea to control the instruction of chemicals into your cleaning solution. Conductivity Transmitters/Probes/Sensors are quite helpful if you want to verify the strengths of your caustic and acid in your cleaning solutions.
Protect your customers and your brand! Identify threats to your sanitary clean, contact Koss Industrial, Inc. when you’re ready to shore up the weaker points in your cleaning process. Stay sanitary, and consider KOSS!
Time flies when you’re having fun – it is all too easy to allow certain routine tasks to slip past your radar. There are many reasons why your plant’s Piping & Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) may no longer be up to date, but don’t worry, KOSS can help if you have neither the time nor the inclination to revise your Plant P&ID. Maybe your sanitary process piping no longer appears to be so sanitary… Whether you want your piping mapped out, brought up to code, re-sized, or re-routed – Koss Industrial’s talented Road Crew & Engineering Team can help you on-site.
“KOSS-Quality” – Innovation You Can Trust.
There’s “high-quality”, and then there’s “KOSS-Quality” – superior products & services. Utilizing our skilled Engineering Team’s Services to update your Plant P&ID provides an excellent opportunity to go over any future plans or concepts (for future projects, you’ll know that we’re familiar with your plant). We provide custom solutions that complement individual applications. By having a KOSS team member update your Plant P&ID you also benefit from having another set of eyes on your process layout and plant design. We love it when we’re given the opportunity to help customer processes experience higher-efficiencies with lower complexity & maintenance.
Koss Industrial, Inc. offers a broad range of services beyond Process/Mechanical Design & Engineering. Consider our Road Crew – we’ve been working on-site at customer facilities from the very beginning. Did you know that KOSS worked in local customer plants before we had our own manufacturing plant? Customer-centric, Koss Industrial was founded by brothers Joe & John Koss, who started out working on-site in Wisconsin cheese plants – so you can trust that KOSS understands the idiosyncrasies of the Dairy Industry.
Need to reduce the size of your blocks & barrels, without sacrificing all of your floor space? KOSS Sanitary, Custom Grinders can help with that. Other lines can be bulky, involving multiple steps and machines…KOSS Grinders can extrude barrels, directly into cookers or onto conveyors if desired.
Sick of harping?
Sick of harping on the same old issues when cutting your cheese barrels? Cutting barrels can pose an enormous safety risk. All of those moving parts can be an accident waiting to happen, and securing the area surrounding cutting machinery takes up a significant amount of space. Instead of cutting product to reduce size, try a KOSS Grinder, or view some of our equipment tests in our Green Bay, WI manufacturing plant. We’ve tested a variety of cheeses, in Grinders ranging from lab- to production-sized. View some of our videos in the playlist below. Can you see your product in a KOSS Custom Grinder?
Free up floor space!
Koss Industrial, Inc. believes your space is valuable, so why waste it? Our production lines are custom designed to suit your space – whether you have limited floor space, or a height restriction, KOSS will find a way if there’s one to be found.
Sized to suit you, the biggest constraint on time for KOSS Grinders is load (feed) time…the standard “speed problem” is that our machines grind faster than they can be loaded.
Strong & sanitary, innovation is the name of our game – call us at 1.800.844.6261 and find out more about the Custom Grinder KOSS would recommend for your application!