Packaging and Processing equipment manufacturer tna has unveiled a brand new version of its flagship on-machine seasoning application system, the tna intelli-flav® OMS 5.1, at the Anuga FoodTec show in Cologne, Germany.
The new tna intelli-flav OMS 5.1 is designed to IP65 standards to facilitate maintenance and meet the highest hygiene and sanitation standards. In addition, tna now offers a range of new features such as a high-capacity stainless-steel drum, a heated oil circulation system and integrated bulk powder fill technology.
As a result, the tna intelli-flav® OMS 5.1 can now be used to accurately season an even wider range of products, including fried, baked and puffed snacks, such as chips, crackers and popcorn, but also confectionery like gummies and even frozen food applications that require more rigorous sanitation procedures like meats and seafoods.
As the only on-machine seasoning system on the market that offers both wet and dry seasoning in a single drum, the tna intelli-flav OMS 5.1 provides food manufacturers with the highest level of flexibility, while consistently delivering an accurately seasoned product with minimum waste.
To prevent dust and water ingress and meet the strict IP65 (NEMA 4) protection requirements, tna’s engineering team have applied bespoke methods to seal edges, limit the use of wires, enclose feeder motors and facilitate the drainage of surface water. In addition, the new single load cell design of the tna intelli-flav OMS 5.1 keeps maintenance requirements to a minimum thanks to fewer moving parts and a more simple, easy-access construction.
Besides the product’s renowned lightweight polymer flavour drum, the new tna intelli-flav OMS 5.1 can now also be equipped with a highly robust stainless-steel drum to ensure superior equipment reliability when filled with high temperature product (exceeding 40°C/104°F).
The system has also been fitted with a strong, high density drive to allow the instant load capacity to increase from 5kg to 8kg, or 1600kg/hour, while the new robust monocoque construction provides extra structural support.
With a new heated oil circulation system, the tna intelli-flav OMS 5.1 can now keep even ‘hard fats’, such as Palm Olein or butter, in liquid form as they travel through the machine.
For dry seasoning applications, customers also have the option to equip the tna intelli-flav OMS 5.1 with an integrated, automated bulk powder fill system. Featuring a vacuum conveyor, the new bulk fill continuously monitors the seasoning level and automatically discharges powder into the hopper as it runs out to provide a uniform, quality product, while reducing the amount of airborne seasoning in the production hall.
Together with tna’s innovative right product right bag (RPRB) technology, which ensures that only the correct seasoning is applied, the new tna intelli-flav OMS 5.1 provides manufacturers with a fully integrated seasoning solution.