08/08/2013

Dinnissen BV

Dinnissen focuses on developing process technology for Lean Six Sigma companies

Dinnissen Process Technology specializes in technologies for receiving, transporting, weighing, mixing, grinding, sifting, vacuum coating, and packaging bulk solids for a wide range of markets. The production companies we serve are increasingly working in accordance with Lean Six Sigma, a methodology used all over the world that aims to improve efficiency and eliminate waste and activities not valued by the client. Dinnissen is developing process technology, process designs, and intelligent process automation specifically for these clients.

Specialized process technology for Lean Six Sigma companies.
Production companies working in accordance with Lean Six Sigma methodology have six solutions available to ensure that their organization can work more cheaply, more customer-focused, and more efficiently. Technology is one of the most important of these solutions. Dinnissen Process Technology offers Lean Six Sigma companies specialized technology that contributes to these efforts. For example, compact equipment offering high production capacity and ease of access requires a lower initial investment and can also be cleaned more easily and quickly. Dinnissen’s Lean Mixing Concept allows companies to realize savings in terms of energy, labour, physical space, and investment costs for transport and storage systems by utilizing innovative and simplified gravity-based transport technology. Multifunctional mixers and vacuum coaters are also cheaper to purchase and operate and require less space and labour. They also offer production companies, now and in future, a great deal of flexibility to make exactly those products that are most highly appreciated by their clients. Other process technologies focus on aspects such as energy savings, minimizing damage to fragile ingredients, product homogeneity, andhygiene.

Process design for Lean Six Sigma companies in four steps.
Dinnissen Process offers companies looking to purchase one or more machines a specialized development plan, providing them with certainty upfront and the opportunity to measure the results achieved and fine tune the technology. Every request for a tailor-made piece of process technology is first subjected byDinnissen to a factory acceptance (FAT) test at its in-house D-Innocenter®. At this testing site, products submitted by clients are tested in combination with Dinnissen’s existing process technology. These tests make it clear whether the technology chosen is suitable and how it can best be applied. After the client-specific installation has been produced, mechanical tests are carried out to determine whether the technical installation functions optimally before delivery to the client. After delivery and installation in the overall production line, the site acceptancetest (SAT)is carried out. Extensive test runs are carried out using the process technology delivered under all desired sets of conditions and with all desired raw materials and ingredients. Dinnissen goes through every test run together with its client until the results are approved by the client.

Data analysis for process automation and intelligent production processes.
The ability to analyse data is another important resource for Lean Six Sigma companies. Dinnissen automates the entire production process to provide an optimum, intelligent, and self-regulating production process. It provides PLC controls for machines and transport systems at the field level as well as links to process controllers, variable speed drives, and master control centres in the company network. Dinnissen organizes the collection, forwarding, processing, and visualization of measurement and control signals from production processes via SCADA systems. In doing so, it visualizes measurement data in operator and control rooms and makes it easier for the company to manage its production process more effectively and efficiently. This also simplifies the preparation of reports and the installation and operation of alarm circuits. Dinnissen implements its automation projects using the communication protocols of commonly used ERP systems such as SAP and Oracle, which means that linking and integration should not be a problem. The users of automated systems are also provided with remote control facilities to monitor and control production processes from a distance.

By developing process technology for companies that work in accordance with Lean Six Sigma, Dinnissen can also provide other clients with additional benefits and services. These benefits will be the result of increased in-house knowledge and the availability of innovative technology enabling companies to work more efficiently, more cheaply, and with a greater focus on what the client actually wants.