For example in the process of a packaging solution say for Falafel a vertical conveyor would be the link between a vibratory feeder which would hold the Falafel mix which would be carried by the conveyor to the multi head which has a series of heads (anything from 10 plus would be the norm) depending on quantities required.
The multi head would then drop the product in the appropriate doses to some form of bagging machine say a zip pouch machine for example. The finished product would then travel along a takeoff conveyor for packing and despatch.
As we are talking specifically about food conveyors it is essential that they be wash downer sanitary in nature to comply with health regulations.
Conveyors of this level should have the following standards to be deemed 'sanitary' for use food production.
Meet AISI 316 standards for maximum resistance against chemical cleaning agents.
Elimination of welling points, horizontal surfaces or catch points inside the food zone.
Use of standoff bearings, leg supports and fasteners.
Motors to be stainless steel geared outside food zone.
TIG welded, stand-offs and round cross bars.
The easier the machine is to strip down for cleaning means less production down time so the right choice is critical. Process Plant Network has a range of affordable food conveyors that meet these criteria.
The iopak Plus Quick Release Conveyor is a Belt Type: Flat Belt,
Food Grade - Polyurethane with 2 x tracking strips
Construction: Full stainless steel construction
Dimensions of belt: 4.5m long x 200mm wide belt x 850mm working height
Bearing Type: Stainless Steel with quick release mechanism
Other: Working Table with adjustable height.
Working table also has adjustable horizontal backstop.
Conveyor end has removable end stop
Cross stop plate on indeed is adjustable up and down, in and out and telescopic in length.
Conveyor on castors and lockable
With the quick release belt system cleaning is a breeze.
The same can be said for the larger iopak Easy Clean S/S S-Shape Cleared with Wave Edge.
This food grade conveyor measures, 2,531 L x550 W x 1,070 H mm. Ideal for poultry, seafood, vegetables, fruit, meat and dairy.
The Easy Clean quick release system insures minimal downtime. Just throw the main belt release mechanism plus roller tensioners and you have removed the belt in a matter of minutes ready for cleaning. Re assembly is just as easy. The choice of the right conveyor for the job depends on many things. What conveyor do you think you need? There are many kinds, vertical conveyors, roller conveyors, take off conveyors, incline conveyors, expandable roller conveyor and bucket conveyors etc.
But it's not choice you have to make alone, that's why we are here. With over 20 plus years in the industry we can give you sound advice in every area of processing, packaging and material handling products.
With over 2000 new and used machines at PPN's South Dandenong warehouse you are able to view and trial your products so you can be sure a machine will be right for your business.
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