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Eliminate waste and errors with the flexible Parallel Processing solutions

NTE Process is the Single Solution Provider of process solutions for industry, ranging from dense phase pneumatic conveying to mixing but also liquid injection, drying, atomization and in-line formulation to packaging.

To achieve these ambitious objectives, NTE Process has introduced Parallel Processing as one of its technologies, which enables decoupled processes working simultaneously, so as to increase the production volume of the system by reducing the cost per kilogram produced. This results in a maximization of the system flexibility up to 300% which is also linked to the possibility of a fast recipe change over.

What exactly does parallel processing consist of? “Unlike traditional coupled systems, Parallel Processing is achieved by separating (decoupling) the production processes which means that formulation, mixing, packaging and cleaning can take place independently” - explains Emanuele Fratto, NTE Process Corporate Sales Manager– “Separating these production phases means carrying out several processes simultaneously. Each step is independent of the other so no time is wasted in waiting for the previous step to complete before moving on”.

Each process is separated by the use of an intermediate bulk container system (IBC) to transport batches of product from one process to another. The ingredients remain within their dedicated IBC throughout the production process, until unloading at the packaging stage.

 Portable IBCs allow a batch to be formulated in one container, while another is mixed and a third one is being packaged. The ability to move the IBCs independently at each stage of the production process therefore creates a much more efficient production line with greater capacity.


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Unlike traditional coupled systems which often result in capacity restrictions on the production line with a reduced efficiency, Parallel Processing solutions are particularly advantageous.

Moreover, the recipe can be dosed, via the cone valve, directly from the bags in which the raw materials are normally received, minimising contamination between one bag and the next one as is the case with traditional systems with screw feeders or rotary valves.

“Parallel Processing is a truly intuitive and flexible production system - concludes Fratto - the possibility of having several processes running simultaneously means that downtime for equipment and operators is considerably reduced. Furthermore, the IBCs can be filled and cleaned while offline, which completely eliminates the need to put production lines on hold during these processes. In addition, because the IBC is the mixing container itself, there is no need for downtime while cleaning the mixer between one batch and another”.

With Parallel Processing you reduce the risk of cross-contamination because the batches remain within the sealed IBCs throughout the entire production process. 

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