27. October 2021

Pia Baun

A unique robot technology is the key to tubular heat exchangers in high quality

Several years of product and process developments have been put into Wila’s tubular heat exchangers. Today, they are some of the best on the market, and they have been customized to occupy less space, so that the products are easily installed in a facility in the food production.

In the food production, it is almost inevitable to use tubular heat exchangers in different manufacturing processes. In fact, this unit is being used in several different applications when liquid needs to be heated or cooled. For instance, one of the frequent fields of application is the CIP method, which is one of the most well-established elements in the cleaning process of the food industry. 

In order to meet the customers’ needs, Wila has a wide selection of tubular heat exchangers in stainless steel with the dairy plate ‘finish’, which can be used both vertically and horizontally, i.a. Eccentric product connections, which is a more drainable model. Your selection of tubular heat exchangers always depends on what you will use them for. 

“We know that customers have different needs, which is why we are very flexible. Like our other products, apart from a large selection, we also offer customized models with the same, high consistency of supply as always. All our tubular heat exchangers comply with the standards for dairy equipment and have been tested for compression before they reach the customer”, says CCO, Steen Nordmark. 

A specially optimized welding process

Today, Wila offers some of the best and most sturdy tubular heat exchangers on the market. This is due to materials of supreme quality, many years of experience, a team of competent specialists in the production, and a completely unique technology. Mechanical Engineer at Wila, Hjalmar Thorvaldsson, elaborates:

“The key to our production success is the fact that we have optimized our welding process. Today, all processes are fully or semi-automated because we use a unique robot technology, ensuring consistency and quality in the production. Moreover, we have customized our connecting of products, so our tubular heat exchangers take up less space, thus being easier to install in a facility”, he explains.

Energy-conserving solutions 

One of the advantages of a tubular heat exchanger as opposed to a plate heat exchanger is that they have a less pressure drop, thus conserving energy in the production. In addition, they are easier to clean. If you wish to conserve even more energy in the manufacturing processes, Wila also offers a more complete solution. 

“When the process liquid needs cooling, part of the energy can be reclaimed; however, it often requires a large heat transmission plate. Our solution is based on a combination of modular components, brilliantly connected, and adapted for the job. Therefore, the customer can easily connect our unit to a processing facility and benefit from the energy”, Hjalmar Thorvaldsson says.

If you wish to know more about the selection of tubular heat exchangers or Wila’s other products, you can read more here: wila.dk/products

“At Wila A/S, we have a dedicated and skilled staff who perform all tasks with common sense, great professionalism, pride and expertise.”