We have chosen ALFRA because we already have a number of ALFRA systems in our factory. Primarily a micro dosing system and the dosing line and we are pleased about that. Additionally, ALFRA is known in the industry as the specialist in weighing and micro dosing. That is why we have made the choice for ALFRA.
The installation has been running in its entirety since late November. We now see that the average load time for the trucks decreased from 1.5 hours to about 20 minutes. So that’s a big improvement. In addition, the possibilities in terms of mixing feed ourselves in terms of additions to the feed increased enormously. That’s an advantage in the market nowadays and also what the market asks for.
Alexander Parret – Plantmanager Aveve Veevoeding Aalter
The main reason why we chose the FCD and the GCD, is that we had a manual process in which all micro components were manually weighed. We were looking for a system where we could automate this and we ended up at KSE. We dose the smaller components on the FCD and the larger components on the GCD.
The installation is running for two to three weeks now. The first experiences are very positive. A striking feature of the FCD and the GCD is the dosing accuracy, since we don’t have any dosing error. So the dosings meet all the expectations.
Frans Verwijst – Head of Technical Services Nutrifeed Veghel
We chose the ACT because traditional processes are continuous processes and our needs here are more of a batch-driven process. So we could up to 400 products we might need to make maybe 20 or 50 a day and the ACT systems allows us to make individual batches one at a time or 2 to 4 ton at a time and allows us to change quickly and get everything done at a fast space.
One of the main advantages is the ability to save space by using only one lift. So because we only have the one lift it allows us to move materials up and down between the floors as well as the containers that transports the finished products. The entire lift is fantastic because it adheres to the Cargill safety standard. So because Cargill has such a high standard it was fantastic having KSE work with us making sure that everything was done to the safety standard we adhere to and everything can be maintained and accessed in a safe way.
PROMAS ST is a user-friendly process and runs 24/7. That’s why we signed a 24/7 service contract with KSE. We are a continuous company so it is very important to have a good control system. We can also control the factory from out of home.
Our cooperation goes way back from when we were established in Veen, The Netherlands. We are very satisfied with KSE, so we have no need to look for other systems or suppliers.
We had a shortage of capacity therefore we purchased the ALFRA oblong weigher which we split in two parts, twice two ton for our outweighing process. Now we have 30-40% more capacity.
Martin Zonneveld – Manager Director Jonker Petfood
We work with KSE for 15 years and we gradually switched to PROMAS ST. The advantage of PROMAS ST is that you’re always up to date and you always have the latest software by upgrading.
The advantage of the automation is that the software and hardware run independently. If you need to change anything or de systems changes you can easily change this within PROMAS ST. If we need to add a new machine to PROMAS ST we don’t need to rewrite the entire software.
We chose KSE and PROMAS ST because they have the knowledge and expertise of automation and weighing and they are available 24/7.
Our goal is to get the maximum of quality and capacity out of the installation. PROMAS ST helps with this. At this factory the total process, from intake, production and bulk loading is completely organized within PROMAS ST.
KSE is a company that has extensive knowledge about the compound feed industry and our company. It is also a company that is willing to collaborate with other third parties. When it comes down to it, you can move forward with KSE.
In the premix plant we have an ALFRA oblong weigher with grid slide plateau in use, for about 35 years. At that time we also started with the control automation of KSE for the premix and bio-line.
The reason was that we feel like we are supervised and supported by competent personnel. PROMAS ST also provides us this assurance with regard to the entire tracking and tracing.
With PROMAS ST we have a complete solution. It controls the entire production process, from intake to production through the separate manual dosing’s and other weighing systems until the mixing line to the outloading.
KSE knows the ins and outs of the compound feed industry. PROMAS ST is expandable in many ways. The people whom are keeping the system running are very competent and obliging. And that is very important when a malfunction occurs.
If there’s a malfunction they log in to our system directly, they know the ins and outs and solve it in no time.
In 1995 we choose the dosing and weighing systems from ALFRA for our micro dosing. These systems are still working and still fulfill our dosing to our satisfaction. That’s why we took the decision to choose ALFRA for our weighing and dosing of our new bulk station in 2009.