Hygienic Power Transmission Solutions

For the average person hearing words like "gears" and "motors" can conjure up visions of oil and grime. For those within clean environments, such as food and beverage, this should be far from the case. Thankfully, there have been a number of developments making power transmissions cleaner than ever. 

Did you know?

Nearly 90% of bacteria contamination, the leading cause of food poisoning,  is due to poor hygienic design...

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Food Build Up on Equipment

Product can build up in motor fins, hollow areas and sharp edges - if not properly removed the build up will eventually lead to an unwanted bacteria contamination. 

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Limited Time for Good Washdown Practices

The "proper removal" of food build up can be time consuming so when cleaning procedues are stictly limited in time to ensure maximum production efficiency it can be hard to get the balance correct.

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Corrosion Due to Vigorous Cleaning Routines

During cleaning processes it can be quite vigorous, whether using high pressure water or chemicals - this can corrode standard equipment, which if left unidentified and unresolved could compromise product. 

How to Design-in Cleanliness in Food Production Equipment

Food producers need no guidance from engineers on maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in their production processes.

Correct hygiene procedures, wash-down regimes and so on are second nature to reputable producers. But if the equipmemt being used in unhygienic in its design, then what chance do they have?

 

Introducing Fenner Hygienic Geared Drives and Motors, specifically designed for the food and beverage industry:

  • Designed for washdown duties resulting in up to 60% shorter cleaning cycles
  • Reduced maintenance
  • FDA-approved Oil Seals
  • IE2/IE3 energy efficient
  • Up to 15x service life compared to standard equipment not designed for food applications
  • Chemical resistant stainless steel to AISI 304/316

 

Download the Fenner Hygienic Brochure for more information:

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For full technical details for Fenner Hygienic Motors and Geared Drives, please visit the Fenner website.

Rexnord Engineered Sustainability

Sustainability is the capacity to endure

Engineered SustainabilityTM by Rexnord is a product program to help you design durable conveyor systems with components that guarantee optimal product handling without compromising the ability to meet targets on:  

  • Safety improvement
  • Increased productivity
  • Water reduction
  • Energy savings

 

Find out more by downloading the flyer using the button below.

   

Also, check out the Problem Solvers below to find an example of how Coca-Cola benefitted from the use of Rexnord's Dry-PT solution!

 

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ERIKS Problem Solvers - Quick Solutions to Common Issues

Smooth and Efficient Conveying for Beverage Fill Lines

A beer brewery was experiencing high noise levels and energy consumption on their 60,000 bottles per hour bottling line. Rexnord 661 Series TableTop Metal Chain was installed to provide smooth and efficient conveying. 

Mitigate Contamination Risk with Fenner

Following an unnannouced audit one Food and Beverage manufacturer was tasked with selecting new geared drives as their current stainless steel units did not fully mitigate the risks of contamination. Exporing their options they turned to Fenner's specially developed solution for food and beverage manufacturers. 

All the Lubrication you Need

Coca-Cola was operating with an external lubrication system on a 30,000 bottles per hour PET filling line. Coca-Cola were looking to streamline the operation to eliminate additional lubrication costs and extra maintenance levels. Thanks to Rexnord Dry-PT material they could eliminate the need for lubrication all together.

Uni-Chains Modular Belting

Fresh solutions for industrial bakeries

Designed to limit surface contact and promote reliability, the uni M-QNB NS constitutes an optimum choice for mixing and handling operations with sticky dough. 

It's non-stick conveying option ensures easier product release while elminating product wastage as product detaches cleanly from the conveyor.

Find out more by downloading the flyer using the button below.

 

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On the Conveyor Belt to Sustainability

Sometimes sustainability solutions can be found in the most surprising places. Through their “Engineered Sustainability™ product program, Rexnord aim to deliver customers’ sustainability goals – by conveyor belt. 

Beating Bacteria Through Engineering

Food producers need no guidance from engineers on maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in their production processes. Correct hygienic procedures, wash-down regimes and so on are second nature to reputable producers. But if the equipment being used is unhygienic in its design, then what chance do they have?

The Great Baking Belt Off

What sticks to a conveyor belt even more persistently than Paul Hollywood sticks to the Great British Bake Off? Bread dough. At least that’s what one industrial baker found. But fortunately ERIKS found a non-stick solution.  

ERIKS in Action

Saving you time and money, each and every day

NEW FENNER HYGIENIC GEARED MOTOR SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES TCO

One food and beverage manufacturer wanted to ensure hey passed their next audit with flying colours, so sought a hygienic motor alternative. Fenner had the perfect solution...

FENNER SERIES M ACHIEVES A £60,000 SAVING

A bottle capping line had halted due to a gearbox failure and to make the job more complex the gearbox alignment meant that the process required two units which needed to be synchronised and run at the same speed. They selected Fenner to get back up and running...

DRIVES KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE IMPROVE CONVEYOR PERFORMANCE

ERIKS upgraded a customer’s most popular production line, including changing the gearboxes and gear and chain arrangement. Discover how this was achieved…

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