Malteries d’Alsace in Strasbourg, Grands Moulins de Corbeil, Grands Moulins de Pantin, Ceres in Brussels, Socomac.
The same year, VIGAN also installed a pneumatic unloader with a capacity of 200tph (160kW) at Mouterij Albert (Heineken Group) in Belgium, with a boom of 15 metres to discharge malt from barges. VIGAN already supplied several machines to Heineken group, namely in The Netherlands and Belgium.
In 2015,VIGAN installed a new pneumatic unloader for barges in Batangas (Philippines).This machine has a capacity of 250tph and is equipped with a motor of 130kW (0.52kWh/t).
The former VIGAN gantry that was installed on the same site in 1997 is still in operation. VIGAN also equipped it recently with a frequency inverter that will allow a power consumption saving of ±20%.
CONTINUOUS R&D AND INNOVATION
Every year changes are minor but VIGAN constantly innovates in order to:
- reduce the operational costs of the equipment, such as power consumption for instance;
- increase the shelf life of the components;
- favour environment, safety and operator working conditions; and
- improve its technological know-how and productivity in engineering and manufacturing.
Several technological changes have been made during the last years to remain competitive.
VIGAN is using the latest technologies for low energy consumption (recent figures down to less than 0.6kWh/t): for instance, the turbo blower, with direct drive, is controlled by a frequency inverter (also called speed variator) that reduces power consumption by around 25% in comparison with traditional systems.