Hygienic conveyor enhances food quality and safety
The new Proseal transporter eliminates those parts of the machine whose food is often trapped, generating bacteria.
Traysealing specialist Proseal has developed a new ultra-hygienic conveyor to helpfood manufacturers meet the highest food quality and safety standards.
Thenext generation OC Conveyor incorporates a number of unique features that avoidpotential food traps, together with an enhanced design which ensures fast andthorough cleaning during wash down.
Thenew fully folded construction of the conveyor has removed any box sections ortubing. These are areas where food can sometimes fall or become trapped. In particular,sealed tubes have the potential for bacteria to develop if the integrity of thetube is breached in any way, for example through a small hole or crack in theweld, since the inside of the tube cannot be cleaned.
Similarly,open wiring looms have replaced the more common wire bundles, removing anotherpotential food trap and providing easier access for the cleaning of individualcables.
Afurther significant feature is the replacement of moving belts with a newwash-through chain transport system. This again avoids any food traps andspeeds up cleaning as well as eliminating belt maintenance costs.
Thislatest version of Proseal’s proven OC Conveyor retains all its existingbenefits including a modular design that allows customers to specify length,width and tray pitch for precise integration into the production line. It iscapable of up to 60 packs per minute in single lane configuration and 120 packsper minute in twin lane, providing the ideal complement to Proseal’s GT rangeof tray sealing machines and their various speeds as part of a fully automatedline. A user-friendly, menu-drive control panel ensures ease of operation andfast set-up and changeovers.
Theintroduction of the new model reflects the trend towards increasingly stringentlegislation and retailer standards in terms of food quality and safety, as wellas more demanding consumer expectations.
“Hygienehas always been a critical part of our equipment design, and we are alwaysseeking ways to develop this further,” explains Proseal director RobHargreaves.
“Theconveyor is a vital but sometimes overlooked part of the food packing line. Byfurther enhancing the design of our OC Conveyor, we are providing manufacturerswith the reassurance and peace of mind of a fully integrated tray sealingsolution that enables them to deliver the consistently high-quality foods thatconsumers have come to expect.”
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