Little time. Highest demands. Uncompromising cleaning.

In the food industry, the hygiene of production facilities and equipment is essential. This is not only about ensuring flawless quality, but also about the health of consumers and employees. Therefore it is obvious that especially in this area an uncompromising cleaning is necessary. Especially these high demands represent a challenge in terms of cleaning time, environmental protection and operating costs. The use of dynamic systems (e.g. rotor nozzles) can of course improve the cleaning efficiency, but the use of systems with moving parts is taboo here. Fortunately, the OsciJet nozzle solves this problem.

Cleaning. The movement makes the difference.

What do you do when you pick up a garden hose to clean something? You probably swing it back and forth when you face persistent dirty, right?

Many people do this movement intuitively, because a moving jet cleans much better due to the interrupted drop impact. The movement therefore makes a big difference in cleaning and is therefore also used in many ways in the cleaning of food processing plants. Both in the hand-guided cleaning of the plant, machine or production facility as well as in continuous flow systems (CIP, *Cleaning in Place*). The OsciJet nozzle produces a compact and moving jet without complex and therefore maintenance-prone mechanics. In addition, the nozzle adopts a flow instability in its interior and thus manages without moving parts. This makes the nozzle extremely robust and virtually maintenance-free. You can find out more about how it works here (Link).

Reducing Operating Costs. A Sample Calculation.

It is certainly clear to everyone that saving resources makes a significant contribution to environmental protection. And it is not surprising that this also reduces the operating costs, provided the cleaning performance is right. Can we help here by using an OsciJet nozzle? Let’s look at the following example. In a food processing company the system is cleaned manually after the work is done. By using an MPX-CS nozzle, the water consumption can be reduced from 7 l/min to 1 l/min without compromising the result. 1 l/min with a 4-hour cleaning per day, 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year results in an annual consumption of 62,400 l. If hot water is used, these 62,400 l must be warmed up by 53°C from a temperature of 8°C (well water) in order to carry out the cleaning at a minimum of 61°C. This requires a heat output of approximately 3850 kWh, which corresponds to an average annual electricity consumption of a three-person household. If natural gas is used to heat the water, with an efficiency of 92% and a price of 0.04 € per kWh, a saving of 167€ per year and per nozzle, using electricity and an average price of 0.30 €/kWh and an efficiency of 98% even a saving of up to 1178€ per year is possible.

OsciJet MPX. Gets the job done.

The OsciJet MPX Series is especially designed for cleaning in the food industry. The nozzles generate an oscillating sweeping jet without using moving or rotating parts due to its intelligent flow guidance. Thus for the first time, the MPX combines the increased cleaning performance with the robustness of a flat spray nozzle. Currently, we offer two different nozzles. For the first, the OsciJet MPX-CS, the dynamics of the nozzle have been adapted for tough dirt and pre-washing. This powerful cleaning nozzle is accompanied by the OsciJet MPX-CH, which was designed to work best for detailed work and difficult to access areas. The higher sweeping frequency of the jet was adapted to clean protein and fat based films. A further advantage is that the dynamic jet helps to quickly wash away and rinse off cleaning residues.

This dream-team helps to reduce the cleaning time significantly and saves operating costs by reducing water and energy consumption.

OsciJet MPX-CS

  • Pressure range: 16 – 60 bar
  • Spray angle: 30°
  • Nozzle capacity: 150-400
  • Material: Stainless steel

OsciJet MPX-CH

  • Pressure range: 16 – 60 bar
  • Spray angle: 30°
  • Nozzle capacity: 150-400
  • Material: Stainless steel

The right nozzle. For every system.

As an innovative company FDX offers you the right nozzle for your machine. From a wide range of standard nozzles we can select the right nozzle for you. For special applications, we use the latest simulation software to tailor the right OsciJet nozzle for your application.

Medium pressure cleaning in the food industry. An overview.

At our virtual in-house exhibition Bernhard Bobusch gave a concise overview of cleaning in the food industry. We have recorded the live stream for you. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, our experts will be happy to advise you.

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How we test.

We do not only test each and every of our nozzles for its functionality, but we also constantly carry out trials to further improve them. Cleaning in the food industry poses a particular challenge because realistic conditions are often difficult to simulate and standardized cleaning tests are not available. Below you can see the results of tests we carried out with fat. For this purpose we melted 400 g of standard solid vegetable fat and applied it to a cast-iron pan. We left it to cool in the refrigerator for 24 hours so that a homogeneous solid fat layer could form. The cleaning was then done with a conventional flat jet nozzle as well as with our OsciJet MPX-CS at 20bar and a distance of 20 cm. The nozzles were moved automatically with a traverse (2,5 cm/s).

As can be seen in the pictures, the flat spray nozzle leaves residues in the pan and a greasy film on the cleaned surface. On the other hand, the MPX-CS reliably cleans the grease over the entire spray width and also covers a larger area.

Flat spray nozzle


Doch die MPX-CS glänzt nicht nur durch ihre bessere Reinigungsleistung, sondern kann auch noch mit einem besseren Wärmetransport aufwarten. Um diesen zu visualisieren, haben wir die OsciJet MPX-CS und eine konventionelle Flachstrahldüse in unserem Heißwasserprüfstand angeschlossen und mit einer Wärmebildkamera aufgenommen. In dem nachfolgenden Video sind die Ergebnisse zu sehen. Beide Düsen wurden bei 20 bar und ca 60°C betrieben. Die Dynamik der des schwingenden Strahls von der MPX Düse läßt sich gut erkennen. Besonders gut lassen sich die Unterschiede aber am Ende in den gemittelten Bildern erkennen. Es ist dabei klar zu sehen, dass der Wasserstrahl der MPX im Gegensatz zur konventionellen Düse eine länger eine höhere Temperatur aufweist, wodurch die Oberfläche effizienter aufgeheizt wird.

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