Bönen, 14 March 2012 – The faster the cooling, the better the quality of the milk: this applies to any dairy farm, regardless of size. GEA Farm Technologies has now developed a new cooling tank series especially for smaller farms and collection points. The PCool product range for milk quantities from 320 - 1950 liters is easy to use and also has an efficient cooling capacity and high-quality insulating properties.
PCool cooling tanks offer optimum cooling capacity with low energy consumption. STI stainless steel evaporators ensure optimum heat transfer. They are specifically designed to ensure an optimal distribution of the refrigerant across the entire surface. The oil recirculation in the evaporator guarantees efficient lubrication, a high degree of reliability and a long service life. The cooling tanks are insulated with CFC-free polyurethane foam. Farmers can, therefore, also cool and store smaller quantities of milk perfectly with a reduced amount of energy. As the temperature only rises very slightly between milkings, the quality of the milk is preserved.
An electronic A4-sized control with a clear digital display monitors and checks the cooling capacity. Refrigeration units and agitators preset ex works cool the milk quickly and reliably at a lower level of power consumption. The start of cooling is automatically delayed during the first milking. To ensure reliable measurement of the milk volume, all PCool milk cooling tanks are calibrated with a stainless steel measuring stick.
The new milk cooling tanks from GEA Farm Technologies are supplied in six variants of the 2 BII standard class and in seven variants of the 4 BII standard class in three different diameters. The container and refrigeration unit are mounted on a solid galvanized frame and adjustable feet. The PCool milking cooling troughs comply with all current standards pertaining to safety, design and performance. Cleaning is simple thanks to a generously proportioned lid opening.
With PCool, GEA Farm Technologies has developed a new generation of cooling tanks that provides the most hygienic and energy-efficient solution possible for cooling and storing milk. This also enables smaller dairy farms to ensure that their milk is of a high quality.
GEA Farm Technologies with its main office in Bönen, Germany offers farmers integrated product and application solutions, which today`s producers require: From design and planning of barn- and business concepts, up to the daily herd and farm management. Since 1926 the company is known for future-oriented technical innovations. With its combined key competences from milk production, manure systems, barn equipment, automatic feeding as well as state-of-the-art service and hygiene concepts, GEA Farm Technologies provides a complete and up-to-date range of products and services. These products and services cover all herd sizes and meet the full range of customer requirements around the world, supporting the scale and nature of individual livestock operations. GEA Farm Technologies employs more than 2,100 people worldwide in subsidiaries in over 60 countries.
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft is one of the largest system providers for food and energy processes with about EUR 5.4 billion in 2011 revenue. As an internationally operating technology group, the company focuses on process technology and components for demanding production processes in various end markets. The group gains about 70 percent of its revenue in the long-term growing food and energy industries. The company's workforce comprised over 23,000 employees worldwide as of December 31, 2011. GEA Group is a market and technology leader in its business areas. The company is listed in the MDAX index (G1A, WKN 660200).