Norpak Handling’s advice on finding a proper food-grade conveyor systemFebruary 13, 2020 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Conveyor technology is essential to the food-processing industry today, and Norpak Handling is Canada’s premier source of conveyor systems. The Norpak team knows that sanitation is of tantamount importance when it comes to material handling in the food and beverage sector. So the company has plenty of wisdom to offer to this industry when it comes to selecting a food-grade conveyor system to keep food products safe for consumers.
Sanitation, lifespan, and support
A material-handling system must meet several vital requirements to be suitable for food production. Sanitation is the first aspect to bear in mind. A proper food-grade conveyor system is designed with cleanliness in mind: the system must be optimized for easy, fast cleaning. A minimal design reduces downtime and boosts productivity, as do easy-to-remove components. For example, Norpak’s own Hydroclean sanitary conveyor is built for the most sensitive and hygienic applications in this sector, with a stainless steel body and NSF-approved MicroPoly solid lubricant that is sealed for life and then covered.
Another key consideration is lifespan and investment. Since food production is a substantial investment, all machinery must be built to last. Maintenance and operating costs should be taken into account, as well as top quality. Stainless steel conveyors are popular in the food-processing sector, for example, likely due to their durability, strength, and minimal maintenance.
A food-grade conveyor system should also be flexible and adaptable. The Hydroclean, for example, has V-guided belts that ensure positive tracking for most applications. Norpak also supplies important accessories for the Hydroclean, such as antimicrobial belting.
Finally, availability of services and technical support for the product is crucial. The user must establish a relationship with the supplier to make sure that the system lasts for years. This ensures easy access to original parts and accessories – and to expertise in all kinds of material-handling systems. Food-processing manufacturers trust Norpak for this reason: it offers superior repair and maintenance services from professionals who understand the system perfectly.
Norpak Handling helps its customers rest easy with world-class products and dedicated staff who work to minimize downtime.
To learn more, contact Norpak Handling.