Do you have the four basic ingredients needed to achieve a sanitary level of cleanliness when you’re Cleaning-in-Place (CIP)?

  1. Time is at a premium, but cutting wash time too short may result in a less-than-sanitary clean.
  2. Temperature must be carefully controlled; not too high, not too low, and specific per the wash cycle needs.
  3. Flow needs to be at a high enough velocity to effectively scour clean those pesky fats & oils (or whatever your dirt may be).
  4. Solution won’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.

KOSS A-Frame Cheese Press - vertical presses with better drainage

Better Whey Drainage – Save Space Pressing Your Cheese

A-Frame Cheese Presses

KOSS A-Frame Cheese Press - vertical presses with better drainage
KOSS A-Frame Cheese Press – vertical presses with better drainage

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?

Empty A-Frame Cheese Press (double-row, 8 rows stacked 8 high) takes 64 Cheese Forms
Empty A-Frame Cheese Press (double-row, 8 rows stacked 8 high) takes 64 Cheese Forms

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.

KOSS 20 lb and 40lb Cheese Hoops with removable pins
KOSS 20 lb and 40lb Cheese Hoops with removable pins

Need A Pump To Gently Handle Sensitive Fluids? Think SRU For Hygiencic Low-Shear & Low-Pulsation

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.

Does your process require contamination-free, highly hygienic pumps that offer low-shear and low-pulsation operation?

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.

Consider KOSS for your pumping needs.

Find Quieter, More Sanitary Steam – Generate Heat More Safely.

Hot stuff, coming through!

Why do you need a Shell & Tube U-Tube Heat Exchanger by Koss Industrial?

  • Sized for efficiency
  • Custom configured to individual applications
  • 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).

Keep clean, avoid square corners, or corners with welds.  KOSS knows sanitary design, as you can see in this image (our COP Tank agitation)

How Safe Are Your Customers? Identify Threats To Your Sanitary Clean.

Scrub-a-dub-dub, are there pathogens in your tub (or rather, in your vessel, piping, or anywhere else in your plant)?! 

Koss Industrial Augers - agitating water - clean
You know that cleaning takes more than splashing some water around – getting a sanitary clean requires careful planning and execution.  KOSS understands sanitary needs.

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!

    KOSS Curd Cyclone CIP-able Sprayball
    Cleaning-Devices, both in selection and placement, can make or break the cleanliness yielded by your cleaning process.  Do you trust your OEM?
  • 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.

    A superior weld needs a superior finish. You can trust KOSS to provide a true sanitary weld and finish.
    A superior weld needs a superior finish. You can trust KOSS to provide a true sanitary weld and finish.
  • 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).

    Keep clean, avoid square corners, or corners with welds. KOSS knows sanitary design, as you can see in this image (our COP Tank agitation)
    Keep clean, avoid square corners, or corners with welds. KOSS knows sanitary design, as you can see in this image (our COP Tank agitation)
  • 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.

Request a Presentation or Quote Today!

Innovate with Koss Industrial, Inc.

Discover Smaller Footprint Production Lines (For Custom Block & Barrel Handling)

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!

Need A Sanitary Trolley? KOSS Does Custom Overhead Conveyors.

FIND STAINLESS STEEL OVERHEAD CONVEYORS & TROLLEY SYSTEMS

High quality, Overhead Conveyor Systems by Koss Industrial, Inc. are available in many styles & configurations…because they’re custom.  KOSS even designs & fabricates Sanitary Stainless Steel Trolley / Track Systems!

Design – Movement

Custom Overhead Conveyor Trolleys are available in styles that either:

  • Trolleys Ride Atop a track (sanitary designs possible, as the trolley wheels glide atop a diagonally mounted square tube), or
  • Trolleys Ride Inside a track (non-sanitary design, trolley wheels glide inside a c-channel / rectangular enclosed track).

Direction – Route

We’re able to help you convey your materials overhead along the necessary path.

  • Straight Track
  • Curved Track

Motion – Power

  • Free Systems (manual, moving the trolley along the track by hand)
  • Power Systems (mechanical, not moving the trolley along the track by hand)
    • Fully Automated:  improves efficiency and drastically reduces the risks of human error (automation helps reduce the risk of potential injury by minimizing exposure/human contact)
    • Power Assisted:  reduces physical strain on personnel, allowing the operator to safely manually handle a larger and/or heavier load (via mechanical assistance)

Get Trolley/Track Systems On Other Machines

Integrate-able Feature

KOSS even integrates custom Trolley/Track Systems as optional “adder” features for other equipment and systems!

Why integrate a Trolley/Track System?  Safety first!  Reduce physical strain on personnel.  Help eliminate the risk of an employee dropping a heavy, sharp, or otherwise-potentially-hazardous item.  Plus, an integrated trolley is typically beneficial to preserving the longevity of the machine it is on.

What would a Trolley/Track System get integrated onto?  Across COP Tanks (possibly with integrated hoist/lifting mechanism), onto Grinders as a swinging Trolley Arm (hinged to allow safe face plate disassembly for auger removal), …there are innumerable ways to integrate .

When should I consider integrating a Trolley/Track System?  Integrate it anywhere you need to move anything that is either heavy and/or awkward to either grasp or maneuver. Stay safer by limiting and controlling movement with trolley/track systems.

Sick of Worrying About Food Safety & Plant Safety?  Partner With an Experienced, Innovative Supplier.

Save time and eliminate some of what’s making you stress – consider KOSS quality.  Our innovative solutions are custom – that means we can create pretty much anything you dream up, and with our vast industry experience, we’re also able to make suggestions.  From the classic tried-and-true safety features, to the-latest-and-greatest gadgets that can sense danger and take immediate action – KOSS can provide safety solutions that meet your requirements.

SAFETY OPTIONS (including, but not limited to): CUSTOM GUARDING, HOODS, CAGING, PROX SWITCHES, LIGHT CURTAINS, ….

Discover equipment that makes you feel confident about maintaining food safety excellence.  KOSS has been providing sanitary custom products and services since 1978. Founded in the Dairy State, and serving Wisconsin Cheese Makers from the very beginning, we understand the unique challenges faced by dairy and food applications.  Trust in our experience, consider KOSS’ innovative, high-quality custom services, systems, equipment, components & parts!

Don’t spend sleepless nights worrying over the “what-ifs” – invest in prevention.

We want you to sleep soundly at night, resting easily because you trust in your KOSS equipment to perform exactly as you intended.

Designed and built for your needs, KOSS custom solutions offer the exact degree of safety you desire for your product, your plant, and your people. Services, Systems, Equipment, Components & Parts:  Get what you need  with Koss Industrial, Inc. (manufacturer/supplier in Green Bay, WI).

Learn About Blowing Curd – Find Sanitary Pneumatic Conveying Equipment

Troubled with finding Curd Blowing Equipment?  Consider contacting KOSS about custom Sanitary Pneumatic Conveying solutions, learn what your options are to Blow Curd in the way to best complement your unique application needs.

Trust experience, consider KOSS.

Innovative Curd Blowing Solutions.

CURD CYCLONES

Curd Cyclone (shown with CIP Hook-up)

Separate air from blown curd – air escapes through the breather atop the cyclone while curd drops into the cooker (forms, or other machine at end of blower line). Stainless steel Cyclone Curd Collectors’ CIP-able configurations feature a Spray Ball Hook-up which clamps to the Cyclones Curd Inlet. Stands and mobility options available!

TABLE UNLOADERS

Table UnloaderCurd Unloaders / Auger Conveyors feed CIP-able Curd Air Lock Assemblies from Tables. The Double Helix Ribbon Auger feeds toward the center, dropping curd into the Star-Wheel whose rotating vanes introduce curd into the Blower Line.

AIR LOCK ASSEMBLIES

Curd Air Lock AssemblyIntroduce curd into Blower Line, and are fully customizable (Teflon coating available, as well as other options). Curd drops into Star-Wheel (between the vanes), rotating into Blower Line. These CIP-able mobile assemblies can be modified to feed an Auger Conveyor or Curd Mill.

PROCESS PIPING

Whether you need a little Field Piping, a Full Plant Installation, or Emergency Services (+beyond), consider KOSS for high quality, experienced on-site service. KOSS DOES:  Troubleshooting, Breakdowns, Startups, Maintenance, Modifications, Additions, Removals, Piping, Automation, and more – CALL TODAY FOR PRICING & AVAILABILITY! 1.800.844.6261

AIR FILTER HOUSING ASSEMBLIES

HEPA Air Filter Housing Assembly by Koss Industrial, Inc.
HEPA Air Filter Housing Assembly by Koss Industrial, Inc.

You’re Blowing Curd. How clean is your air? Don’t sweat the small stuff – have more faith in your utilities by relying on KOSS systems & equipment, such as Hot Water Sets and Air Filter Housing Assemblies.  High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filters remove 99.97% of airborne particles. Easy access HEPA and Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) Filter Housing Assemblies by KOSS feature durable stainless designs, custom sizes and configurations available. Stay safe and sanitary, trust in KOSS quality.