Oct. 30, 2012, Levis, QB - Nuvolt Corporation Inc. is pleased to announce the conclusion of a validation agreement with Unidindon, the largest turkey processing plant in Canada.
Mr. Jacques Dion, President and CEO of Nuvolt says, "We are extremely pleased with the decision of Unidindon. We believe that food processing plants, particularly slaughter houses, offer a very high sale potential market for our SmartScan Pro technology in North America."
The SmartScan technology system has the ability to predict an electrical failure on equipment and electrical networks. It could also be used to prevent equipment failures and production downtime on production assembly lines and commercial buildings, as well as reduce the risk of fire. Variations of the technology for the maritime and industrial markets are also available.
Dion added that "food processing plants and slaughter houses are highly automated with a wide variety of motors and a sophisticated electric network in a very difficult environment because of the level of moisture. The SmartScan Pro is the only technology available on the market that could predict a motor or an electrical failure of equipment, thus capable to predict downtime. Our technology is designed for production assembly lines, commercial buildings and tooling equipment."
According to Mr. Martin Rondeau, Vice-President, Olymel Poultry Operations, "Our interest for SmartScan Pro technology is to assess the benefits related to the monitoring and management of our production equipment, but also as a preventive maintenance tool to improve the performance of our processing plants."
The Unidindon plant at St-Jean Baptiste-de-Rouville, Quebec, employs over 400 persons and has been owned jointly by Olymel (68 per cent) and Exceldor (32 per cent) since 1996. The largest turkey industry facility in Canada, Unidindon has an annual slaughtering capacity of some 5 million birds. The live turkeys are supplied mainly from Quebec and the Maritimes.
For more information on Nuvolt and its SmartScan technology, please visit their website at http://www.agrivolt.com/.