Quality Products Increase
Uptime And Workplace Safety
Balancing reliability and cost is critical when selecting products to move materials
in food industry applications.
In recent years, safety has also
become a large part of the
decision-making process when
choosing equipment to utilize in
OSHA/MSHA fines impose large
financial impacts on organizations
and can result in long-lasting negative brand association.
However, the biggest reason behind the shift that organizations
have on safety is the well-being of employees, customers and
visitors. The result of this shift is the need to choose products
designed for safe use both in the application and for the
employees working around the application. There are different
ways that products can be designed for safe use.
Product Designed For The Application
• Reliability features such as heavy-duty twin tapered bushings
that allow for easy-on, easy-off mounting of gear reducers.
• Product compatibility with synthetic lubricants to extend time
between routine maintenance, reducing incidents of employee
exposure to rotating equipment.
• Oversized, highly reliable backstops that safely hold the load
from rotating in reverse to prevent damage to employees,
material and equipment.
• Guarding of rotating shafts is the number one area where
OSHA/MSHA fines can be avoided. If designed and applied
correctly, bushing covers, shaft covers, coupling guards and
belt guards can quickly and easily provide protection for all
people within facilities.
• Lifting devices built into individual products can be used to
ensure best lifting practices to avoid strains and injuries.
• Products designed to minimize maintenance require less
human interaction lowering the risk of incidents.
At the end of the day, selecting the most reliable product
for applications within the food industry can not only extend
operating life, but also provide safer working environments.
ABB Motors and Mechanical Inc.
To help food manufacturers deliver products that are fresh
and safe, avoid
costly recalls and
the Contura S400
leak detector for
Packaging as well as flexible packages. Already commercialized
in Europe, the Contura S400 offers a faster, easier, quantifiable
and more cost-effective alternative to water baths and gas-based testing. It detects both gross and fine leaks quickly
and reliably, avoiding the need for two separate machines.
In addition, the system does not use test gas and eliminates
the damage to packaging that can often occur with other leak
detection methods. The Contura S400 is ideal for a variety of
dry food applications including coffee, meat, poultry, baked
goods, snack foods, confectionery/candy, cheese, grains and
cereals, prepared food and produce.
MasoSine Certa Pump
The MasoSine Certa pump has been designed to set a new
benchmark in clean pumping for all food and beverage industry
applications. It is one of only two positive displacement pumps to
have achieved EHEDG Type EL Aseptic Class I certification. The
easy-to-clean pump is self-draining, has a reduced CIP cycle time
and requires lower volumes of cleaning agents. The advanced
innovation in food pump
technology delivers high
suction capability to handle
viscous products. Unlike
traditional pumps with rotors
that cut through the fluid,
Certa’s sinusoidal rotor gently
carries fluid through the
pump to dramatically reduce
shear, while cutting power
consumption by up to 50
percent with high viscosity
fluids. With 3A certification as
standard, users can be assured that chocolate, cheese curd, soft
fruit, sauces and pie fillings are pumped without degradation. All
contact parts on the Certa pump are FDA- and EC1935-compliant.
The Certa significantly minimizes cleaning time, resulting in
more efficient production and less downtime. The quick-cleaning
procedure reduces chemical and water use, and decreases
wastewater disposal requirements. The Certa pump can help food
and beverage plants at all stages of a process, from unloading raw
material to a storage tank, through transfer to a mixer/agitator/
reactor/cooking vessel, to final transfer to the filling line..
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group