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Key Outcomes 

  • 75% reduction in cleaning labour
  • No plant shut down required

Business Productivity Problem

A specialist bread processor installed a $1m plant upgrade and was experiencing difficulties cleaning key equipment and components of the process. This necessitated complete shut-down of production and four factory workers tasked with clean the equipment over a 12-hour shift. This was happening every 7-10 days.

The Solution

After visiting the site and collaborating with Production and Maintenance teams, it was agreed that a trial of a 9 kW steam and vacuum unit would be beneficial.


Cleaning is now completed by one person over two hours using less than 40 litres of water with zero mess to clean up. Needless to say, the client immediately rented a steam and vacuum unit until their new unit was delivered.


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