6 points to consider when choosing material handling equipment for the food industry
Material handling equipment for the food industry
When the ordinary consumer eats dinner, he is rarely thinking about the food manufacturing process. At some point, he is aware that it is not a farmer wife, who has processed the food in her country kitchen, baked the bread, cut the fish, milked the cow, slaughtered the pig or matured the cheese, though sometimes commercials on TV try to convince him about it.
Today, food manufacturing is a top tuned industrial process. Efficiency requirements and quality control set the agenda. The longer the way from farm to fork, the more important is it that the food is handled in a careful and efficient way through the whole process.
Strict hygiene requirements
Thus, it is essential that material handling equipment meets the strict hygiene requirements in the food industry. The equipment should be able to handle the large temperature differences, the high humidity and the chemical aggressive environments in the food manufacturing processes.
Food manufacturing requires equipment that
- Does not have any particles that can fall into the food (no product contamination)
- Is easy to clean (high hygiene requirements)
- Is resistant to aggressive environments (corrosion resistant material)
- Is gentle to the special food texture (custom-built)
- Is robust and able to lift and move the food repeatedly without breaking (long operating life)
- Is flexible when new production development is being tested (flexibility)
Stainless steel handling equipment
The 6 points are emphasised by Interthor when delivering stainless steel pallet trucks, highlifters and stackers to fish wholesalers, slaughterhouses, food manufacturing plants, diaries, bakeries etc.
Interthor uses AISI 316L stainless steel. The resultant composition gives AISI 316L stainless steel improved corrosion resistance in many aggressive environments and resistance to pitting corrosion. AISI 316L is a low-carbon modification of AISI 316. 316/316L is an 18/8 austenitic stainless steel enhanced with an addition of 2.5% Molybdenum, to provide superior corrosion resistance to type 304 stainless steel.
Interthor has the expertise when delivering handling equipment for organic food. However, Interthor does not only take care of the food, but also of the workers. The right equipment ensures the workers ergonomically correct work positions, which benefit the productivity and well-being. Even though the food has not been processed by a farmer wife in a country kitchen, it can still be made with passion and love.
Interthor lifts your performance when handling food with the stainless Interthor equipment.
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