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LIMA: Proud of a Green Attitude

by 5m Editor
9 January 2013, at 11:56am

US - It is the LIMA vision to serve the industry with the best meat bones separator, in all aspects, not only strictly technical or technological but also taking into consideration energy performances, recycling etc.

Obviously, as such, the purpose of the LIMA separators to up-grade co-products, such as wings, necks, drumsticks, as well as meat left on carcass after automatic cut-up lines, is serving this 'green-oriented' attitude.

In Europe only, the tonnage of recovered meat protein is probably as high as around one million tons each year. This is avoiding a considerable amount of non-desired side-effects of animal production.

This is a very significant amount of meat protein, which is transformed into sausages or other meat products and offered on the consumer market, generally at a very affordable price.

More than 1,200 LIMA separators contribute each day to this positive achievement.

Also, the philosophy established since the early days of LIMA, is to design the equipment, in order to limit the power needed to realise the meat and bone physical separation. As a result, the ratio Kw/Kg input capacity is the lowest on the market. Customers benefit directly from this low energy consumption, which in turn contributes to the optimised reduced energy impact of their global industrial operation.

The first LIMA manufactured machines are still in operation now, 30 years later. Indeed, resulting - since 1981 - of the LIMA solid manufacturing machine frames, as well as of the constant search for the best conceptual mix: mechanical performance, quality stainless steel and hygiene.

At last, thanks to the LIMA development philosophy, most of the new developments can be adapted on existing frames/machines with minor interface adaptation. That way, LIMA easily trades in and overhauls second hand equipment.

The longer life of the equipment consequently minimises the negative impact of a production increase investment on global environment.

Taking great care of the environmental issues, LIMA is sorting paper carton, metal and oils, which are recycled.

Looking beyond the horizon, LIMA will pursue his quest of global green performance to serve better and better the meat industry and preserve the common environment.