Multi-Conveyor recently built a food-grade transport conveyor system consisting of two levels of sanitary compliance.
The initial conveyors are stainless steel-constructed for maximum 3A Dairy compliance, which is required to move processed cheese through the bagging process in a food-grade, washdown atmosphere. Filled bags then travel through a sectional wall, into a reduced sanitation area of the line where cost-effective, sanitation Level 2 conveyors made of painted mild steel are acceptable.
The design also utilizes guideless conveyance to transport the bags. Only contact with the belt delivers the bags to their next destination. A 90° bag transfer and backstop are used to assist in the combining of two timed release lanes of product to a single lane, as well as to change bag orientation. The backstop helps guide the flexible package, wide edge-leading, from the transfer onto the transport sections, and 90°curves to the case packer.
Another case packer is fed by a table top conveyor that conforms to customers’ floor plan line layout. LBP transitions are strategically placed in conveyor-to-conveyor transfer sections.
Customers can decide to use high-level sanitary ground and polished welded construction only where necessary, completing the line with painted mild steel constructed conveyors through metal detection, labeling, and case packing to significantly reduce costs.
Watch the conveyor in action.