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Meat processing belts that are a cut above the rest

Featured news  •  26 April 2016  •  Ammeraal Beltech

Significant innovations in belting systems for meat processing will be presented by Ammeraal Beltech at this year’s IFFA in Frankfurt, May 7-12…

Your one-stop belt shop: Ammeraal Beltech at IBA 2015

Featured news  •  8 September 2015  •  Ammeraal Beltech

Ammeraal Beltech’s extensive industry-leading portfolio of specialist process and conveyor belting solutions will be on display at IBA next week in Munich…

EHEDG: Conveyor Belts – Hygiene in metal conveyor belting

Issue 5 2013  •  4 November 2013  •  Roger Scheffler, EHEDG Member

Undoubtedly, stainless steel is the best and mostly used material in the food industry. The correct application of specific types mainly depends on the mechanical aspects of an application, the corrosive properties of products, disinfecting and cleaning agents. Its properties overall qualify the material stainless steel to be the preferred choice in food processing environment.

Conveyor belts in the food manufacturing environment

Issue 3 2013  •  19 June 2013  •  Roger Scheffler, EHEDG Member

Conveyor belts are an essential component of industrial food manufacturing. They can be found in almost every part of the production process – from the receiving area of raw products / live animals up to the area where finished products are packaged. Belts must be easy to clean if they are to satisfy a food manufacturing company’s stringent hygiene requirements. They also have to fulfil a long list of technical application specific requirements. This article mainly focuses on the hygienic aspects of belt conveying technologies.

Case study: Sandvik Steel Conveyor Belts & Schröders Fleisch

Whitepapers  •  28 March 2013  •  Sandvik AB

Find out how operational savings & hygienic capabilities of stainless steel belting within meat processing makes it “the obvious first-choice solution”…

Conveyor belts in EHEDG focus

Issue 3 2012  •  3 July 2012  •  Olaf Heide, EHEDG Member

Food conveyor belts can be found in literally every industrial food process. Looking at them as a single item, belts may be just simple components made from steel, fabric or plastic. But they are actually quite important to ensure a smooth and trouble-free process flow.

This article focuses on the specific situation of synthetic conveyor belts using plastic material as main design element – steel belts are a different world of design and need separate consideration as such.

Unexpected failures or breakdowns can be costly and cause severe problems in a con – tinuous production. Hence, conveyor belts contribute to process efficiency and profitability. Furthermore, they are usually in direct contact with food when they are part of a process line. Therefore conveyor belts play an important role regarding safe and hygienic food processing.

Here is the link to the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG)! Our industry association and all its member companies aim to support and improve safe food production through the hygienic design of equipment and components.


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