Yashio Demonstration Factory / In-company laboratory
Regarding tofu manufacturing, its masters say that “the same tofu can never be made again,” and “tofu taste is changing depending on the temperature, soy condition and condition of those who are to make it.”
So Taiki Bussan has had a yearning to disclose the essence of tofu manufacturing “expert technologies.”
Of course “expert skill” cannot be imitated easily. But visualization of “expert technologies” should not be impossible.
As a first step to prove that it is not impossible, we stablished the factory in 2007, exclusively for tofu prototype experiments and demonstrations to enhance our capability of research, development and experiment of tofu manufacturing new technologies.
In 2015, we renewed tofu making plant and introduced new facilities such as steam cabinet, to enable research and development under similar environment to customers’, although the scale is smaller. At the same time, at in-company laboratory, we introduced advanced homogenizing disperser to enhance our capability of research and development.
We believe that Taiki Bussan has moved a few steps further though these activities.
Open experiments and researches we’ve worked together with our customers at Yashio Demonstration Factory and in-company laboratory have led us to find solutions to customers’ issues. These activities also have been useful to enhance our ability to make proposals.
Theorization and quantification of “expert technologies” should work for our customers to find specific solutions for issues on manufacturing sites, or to find new product development ideas.
Yashio Demonstration Factory continues to work as the brain of Taiki Bussan, to provide customers with services for improvements in tofu manufacturing technologies and assistances for development of new unique products.
Research and development facilities
|Grinder||Nagasawa Kikai Seisakusho Co., Ltd.||–||Grinding soybeans|
|Soymilk cooker||SOEI Co., Ltd.||Original soymilk plant “Perfector”||Making soymilk|
|Squeezer||Marui Industry Corporation||ATOM Screw Squeezer MTS-SP type||Separating soymilk from the pulp|
|Emulsifier/disperser||Earth System 21 Co., Ltd.||System Mag SRK||Solidifying soymilk|
|PRIMIX Corporation||T.K. HOMOGENIZING MIXER MARK II Model 2.0|
|PRIMIX Corporation||T.K. HOMOGENIZING MIXER MARK II Model 2.5|
|Four-stage type pressing machine||–||–||Dehydrating for firm tofu and fried tofu|
|Stainless bamboo leaf box||–||–||For silken tofu|
|MK box||–||–||For silken tofu|
|Asahi box||–||–||For firm tofu|
|Aluminium box||–||–||For firm and silken tofu|
|Simplified boil tank||–||–||Making filling tofu and sterilizing tofu|
|Two-layer water tank||KE-OS Machinery Co., Ltd.||HIYAKKO GT||Cooling products|
|Packaging machine for type 2 package||Otaka Seisakusho Co., Ltd.||–||Packaging tofu|
|Packaging machine for round package||Toko Kikai Co., Ltd.||TOKOPACKSEALER||Packaging tofu|
|Boiler||SAMSON Co., Ltd.||EB-120N||Heat source|