Alfa Laval opens application and innovation centre in Denmark
Alfa Laval has opened its fluid handling Application & Innovation Centre in Denmark.
The 1600 m2 centre is focused on accelerating product innovation for Alfa Laval pumps, valves, and cleaning and mixing equipment used in the food and pharmaceutical industries.
Mikkel Nordkvist, Vice President of Alfa Laval’s Hygienic Fluid Handling, said the news was all about taking the company’s customers’ production to the next level.
“Customers can see — either in person or by live link — how Alfa Laval equipment performs under their actual operating conditions,” Nordkvist said.
“Conducting trials with Alfa Laval industry experts provides verification of higher yield, improved hygiene and sustainable cost reductions by saving energy, water and cleaning media. It’s a golden opportunity to validate overall performance.”
The company said the centre provides an environment to develop tomorrow’s fluid handling technologies and equipment.
Head of Research & Development Rikke Kau Breinholt said multiple testbeds with advanced hardware and software enable the company to drive innovation by conducting rigorous proof-of-concept experiments on new equipment for the food and pharma industries at many duty points under close-to-actual conditions.
“Moreover, with insights from customer trials, we can further refine our equipment and are able to introduce new customer-centric products and product enhancements to the market faster than before,” Breinholt said.
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