Specialist in the design & manufacture of food grade dryers & PLC automation.
Looking for a solution that works as
soon as you press “Start”?
Would you like your machines to dry faster than what they currently are?
Do you have standby assistance 24/7?
Is maintenance too costly & time consuming?
PLC, Software & Automation
With years of experience in the development of customised PLC Mimic solutions and Software Programming for the food, avionics and parastatal military industries we offer you the most efficient solutions for automating your processes.
Design & Manufacture of Dryers
From the outset we focus on in-depth client liaison and defining each project’s scope of work in order to provide an optimal tailor-made proposal.
From there we turn our attention to the design customization and manufacturing of the dryers – the whole process being subject to rigorous inspection and quality control.
After the completion of the manufacturing process we also handle the packaging and shipping of the dryer components to wherever you are in the world. And finally we travel to your site and finalise the installation, set-up and commissioning the dryers.
Maintenance & Technical Support
We are committed to the supply of replacement parts and all relevant technical and maintenance support.
We offer On-Demand Call Out to site and we also offer consultation, sales and installation management for generators, electric automatic voltage stabilisers and electrical cables.
We offer Customized Solutions.
Programmable Logic Controller Design and Programming to Automate processes of:
- Agricultural or Fish Farms
- Water Purification Plants
- House Automation
- Solar & Battery Automation and Optimisation
- Security Systems
- Alternative Power Generation
- Control of Generators
- Mining Processes
- Fruit or Product Processing or Drying
- Interconnecting Remote Sites for Monitoring with Centralised Control from your PC or Smart phone anywhere in the world.
The quality of our products & services along with our ongoing commitment to client satisfaction is what sets us apart.
What makes Project - B different?
The life expectancy of our dryers is between 15 to 20 years if maintenance is done.
Our desirable ROI model is for your machine to be paid for in 1 to 3 years.
We believe in continuous R&D, therefore we are always developing new technology to improve product quality & drying times.
We offer our clients a 24/7 support lifeline
Chris Bornman, the brain behind Project-B, has been involved with electronics since 1991, initially focussing mainly on light current.
Since then we have had many projects partnering with well know Dryer Design and Installation Specialist and Engineer, Roelf De Beer of Attesa and well known Food Technologist and Plant Processes and Health Standards Specialist Willie Jacobs.
After identifying room for improvement and optimization in current design and software paradigms, we were able to improve the normal drying cycles with more than 2 hours whilst reducing gas consumption – this was the beginning of our unique approach and unequalled products.
Some of our many happy clients
Baobab Value Adding (BVA)
B V A is the biggest drying facility in South Africa. Our plant have 18 dryers and we mainly, but are nog limited to, dry mangoes and citrus products.
I am Willie Jacobs and the production manager at B V A and is always working closely with Chris Bornman of Project B.
We use the services of Project B to maintain the Plc’s that controls our 18 ovens, to calibrate and certify the dryer sensors for FSSC and to supply electronic and electrical parts for the company. Project B implements the Plc on our dryer boilers. Project B always deliver very efficient and timeously service and is available 24/7. They are our right hand and always have solutions to any of the problems we might encounter on our plant
Pictured above is our friend and esteemed client Mr. Sunil Savla, Director of Avoil Industries in Kenya.
Avoil`s installion consists of two 2 tonne hot water dryers with PLCs and we`re gearing up for another three 3 tonne dryers.
We are grateful to Mrs. Fatoumata Riouall, Director of Mango So in Burkina Faso for graciously allowing us to mention her by name both as reference and a satisfied customer.
The Mango So installation is highly optimised, consisting of a 1,5 tonne gas dryer controlled by Temperature and Humidity Controllers as well as two additional 1,5 tonne gas dryers controlled by PLCs
It was a great pleasure working with Mr. Amol Sakkargi, Production Manager at Qualitas and his highly efficient team.
Besides the installation of two 2 tonne hot water dryers our main responsibilities were the installation and setup of the accompanying PLCs and electrical system.
2 dryers and a boiler was installed by Chris Bornman.
The dryers deliver a good quality product and both dryers and considered a success.
The first dryer was installed with 2 fans with a capacity of 2.5ton wet product. The 2 fans put less pressure on the boiler and dries between 16-18 hours depending on the weather
The second (2 years later) was installed with 3 fans. Together it required some changes in the boiler operation by speeding up the feed to the boiler.
The last oven with the 3 fans dried on average 14 hours with good quality.
Caution should be taken not to dry to fast to ensure good quality.
Matumi is very satisfied with Chris’s installation and after sales support. Most teething problems were sorted by phone even when he was out of the country.
We are open for visits or calls relating the dryers/boiler
Apex - Ko
We approached Project B / Chris Bornman in 2019 to install and develop a dried mango operation.
I found Chris to be very knowledgeable on this subject and very helpful. His high degree of technical understanding on electronics has been instrumental in helping us develop a drying facility to produce high quality dehydrated product.
His direct approach was very helpful in understanding exactly what we needed and what reasonable capital investments were to be expected.
I greatly recommend contacting Chris for any project that you require !
MANGO-SO a fait le choix de moderniser ses techniques de séchage en 2012 lors d’un programme d’Etat et de la Banque mondiale sur une coopération Africaine Sud /sud, Burkina Faso ; Mali et Afrique du sud.
Apres la mise au point et adaptation nous avons commandé un deuxième séchoir tunnel sur nos fonds propres en 2014 à la société DE BEER.
Puis en 2015, nous avons commandé un autre séchoir tunnel à DE BEER mais celui-ci n’étant disponible nous a conseillé de travailler avec Chris Bornman et nous avons été satisfaits de sa prestation en 2015.
Puis les techniques de séchage nous ont permis une meilleure rentabilité et connaissant la qualité du travail de Mr Chris BORNMAN nous lui avons recommandé à deux autres séchoirs tunnels et sur sa proposition convaincante ces deux séchoirs sont équipés d’un automate programmable.
En même temps Chris nous a modernisé nos 3 premiers séchoirs en les numérisant (automate programmable)
Et encore en 2020 nous avons commandé deux autres séchoirs avec une automate, ce fut l’occasion d’assurer une maintenance complète de l’ensemble de nos séchoirs tunnels.
Mon mari ALAIN RIOUALL étant retraité d’une école technique en France (Génie, mécanique et maintenance industrielle) est très satisfait des qualités techniques de Chris Bornman (automate programmable, électro technique mais aussi sur l’animation d’une équipe locale d jeunes pour le montage de ces séchoirs).
Mango-So est satisfait de l’ensemble du travail réalisé par CHRIS BORNMAN.
Let us assist you in designing & manufacturing the best possible dryer solution for you and your business.