Some of our Projects
Sondhii engineers have completed many projects, some can't be disclosed due to confidentiality obligations, but the following give examples of the work we regularly undertake.
In addition to food production equipment we have also designed and built thermal processing machinery for other industries, such as heat-treatment and drying applications.
Tight turn conveyor belt
Our design team have developed a number of conveyor belts for specific applications, the belt shown below was designed for a chicken cooking application to replace rotiserie machines in high-volume retail outlets, it is 300mm wide with a 150mm inside radius.
This belt design enables us to produce a machine with a footprint of just 2 square metres capable of cooking up to 75 birds per hour.
Chilling and freezing
Our engineers have wide experience of chilling and freezing equipment often designing a matched cook-chill combination line simultaneously.
Projects have included large scale water cookers and chillers, in addition to conveyor based mechanical (refrigeration) and liquid nitrogen systems.
We have extensive experience in the design of gas-fired equipment which has been installed around the world.
Our engineers have designed flame Grill machines with conveyors up to 1500mm wide with 24 linear impingement burners for applications from searing meat to roasting peppers or peeling onions.
In addition to flame impingement our engineers also have experience with gas infra-red equipment and have previously designed an all-metal gas-IR burner to enable full washdown in factories supplying the biggest retail burner chain in the USA.
Much of our experience is with equipment for food manufacturing, so we're completely familiar with the hygiene requirements of food production machinery.
In addition we have designed a variety of equipment intended to further enhance food safety, including gas / electric (IR) pasteurization tunnels and continuous hot-water pasteurization equipment.
Our engineers have previously designed a range of gas-fired flame tunnels for a US based machinery manufacturer. The equipment is used to flame-sear, brown and pasteurize the surface of meat products prior to packaging to improve appearance and shelf life.
We worked within the confines of the existing production capability of the client and developed an innovative ignition and flame safety mechanism to enhance reliability while simultaneously reducing cost and control system complexity.
We realise our contribution is often just a small part of a much larger overall investment so we carefully manage our projects to ensure we communicate effectively and deliver in line with our customers expectations.