• The Spray Dynamics system from Heat and Control improved spice coverage and reduced waste for Maple Lodge Farms.
    The Spray Dynamics system from Heat and Control improved spice coverage and reduced waste for Maple Lodge Farms.

Heat and Control’s Spray Dynamics bird seasoning system has transformed a family-owned and operated chicken processing business by automating the manual process of spicing whole birds. 

Canada-based Maple Lodge Farms is one of the country’s largest chick processors, producing fresh and frozen chicken, as well as poultry products, bacon and sausages.

The business turned to Heat and Control to help expand its capacity due to an increase in demand and market share.

Maple Lodge Farms installed a Spray Dynamics system comprised of a USDA polished broken-in flight coating drum (with tube on diamond construction), Unispense III high volume dry ingredient dispenser, a Scarf Plate dry ingredient Feeder and PLC Controls and Information system for recipe management.

Working with Heat and Control meant the business could conduct preliminary testing to refine processes to be as best as possible.

“At the completion of the project in August, all of our critical criteria and objectives had been met and the results overwhelmingly surpassed all expectations,” said Kevin Shaw, Maple Lodge Farms.

“We overachieved in the spiced bird coverage and pick-up and, saw a significant reduction in waste. Throughput has also increased dramatically,” said Shaw.

A number of Spray Dynamics systems are available for installation from Heat and Control, with the team working directly with businesses to suit their individual needs.

In June, Heat and Control celebrated 70 years in business, modernising equipment solutions for a range of industries, such as food and pharmaceutical.

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