Drying Revolution for the Craft Sector

With its new CLIMA.LiNE systems, FESSMANN sets a new milestone in the drying and maturing market. The new edition of the proven FESSMANN climate systems has been specially developed for craft businesses and optimised for mixed loads. The strength of the system presented at IFFA 2019 is the combination of ripening and smoking processes – the core competence of the world market leader in the field of hot smoking.

At IFFA 2019, the smoking experts from Winnenden in Southern Germany presented an interesting system for drying processes in the craft sector: with the CLIMA.LiNE M KEW for maturing and climate development processes and the CLIMA.LiNE D KNR for post ripening processes, FESSMANN presented two new machine types for different process steps.

The target group of the machines is clearly the craft sector and the commercial sector, says Uli Fessmann, managing director of the family business in third generation. “During the development phase of CLIMA.LiNE, we focused on the needs of modern craft businesses,” said Fessmann. “The focus was therefore on the suitability of the machine for mixed loads, the connection to our smart solutions for process control and monitoring, as well as the combination with all smoke generators of the RATIO family”.

The implementation of these attachments in the CLIMA.LiNE is impressive! Due to a special air guidance system on the side walls of the machine, the machine is suitable for parallel processing of several products. Adjustable air baffles arranged like blinds ensure that all products are treated evenly – even with mixed loading of hanging and lying products. The special bypass system in the machine’s aggregate ensures that the CLIMA.LiNE is particularly energy-saving, even during longer processes.

The CLIMA.LiNE is controlled automatically by the intelligent FOOD.CON 2 controller, which was specially developed to meet the requirements of food processing companies. Together with the FOOD.LOG software for process monitoring, this enables detailed monitoring and analysis of past and current processes. The data obtained in this way can be used for quality assurance of the individual batches (e.g. compliance with defined temperature ranges) and as a basis for process optimisation. Remote access to the control system via mobile devices also enables even more flexible production, as running processes can also be conveniently monitored on the smartphone.