If you work in the food processing industry, you must find food and beverage conveyor systems that can transport your product into a labeling machine, an over wrapper or a packaging system without damaging the items.
Your conveyor system must move at a speed that can handle your inventory, while allowing for any necessary visual inspection. Furthermore, you must choose from rugged conveyor systems, as conveyors (also known as conveyers) for food processing may need to handle up to 1500 pounds at a time. Consider these qualities as you shop for food processing conveyors:
1. Your beverage conveyors must transport bottles and cans without spillage or breakage.
2. Your conveyor systems must conform to your processing plant's footprint.
3. Food conveyors come in a variety of surfaces designed to handle anything from individual snack cakes to corrugated cardboard boxes; choose the system that suits your application.
Choose beverage conveyor systems designed to handle bottles or cansIf your food processing plant handles beverages packaged in bottles or cans, you must buy a conveyor system that carefully controls the movement of the product through the facility.
Find food and beverage conveyor systems that you can mount on the floor or hang overheadDepending on the size of your food processing plant, the amount of product handling required and the number of workers on the floor at one time, you may need a conveyer system that either mounts on the floor or hangs from the ceiling.
Select conveyer systems for light, medium and heavy duty applicationsIf you transport thousands of delicate baked goods across your food processing plant each day, you must choose a conveyor system that maintains the integrity of your product. If, on the other hand, your plant moves 50-pound boxes across the factory floor, your system must be sturdy enough to handle the job.
- Food grade conveyors must withstand the range of temperatures your product experiences. For example, if you package hot foods, your belts must not add an off-odor or flavor to your product. Such heat transfer belts may have a Teflon coating for heat resistance and non-stick properties.