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New plastic modular conveyor belting solution from Habasit Rossi

Habasit Rossi, the UK market leader in conveyor belting, has launched HyCLEAN, a new plastic modular belting solution for the food processing industry, specifically designed to meet the most demanding hygiene requirements, while delivering tangible cost savings and improvements to process and performance.

The innovative HyCLEAN package from Habasit Rossi features a new sprocket and 2" flat top module, both made in an advanced, unique hygienic design, together with an innovative CIP (Clean in Place) system, which makes cleaning procedures in food processing areas a much easier and straightforward process.

Ian Thornham, Sales and Marketing Director at Habasit Rossi, said: "Hygiene remains a major priority for the food manufacturing and processing industry and increasingly strict regulations present ongoing challenges to improve and maintain sanitary conditions in hygiene sensitive areas.

"At the same time, food processors are facing increased financial pressures due to the current economic climate. This means additional demands to reduce costs, minimise downtime and maximise productivity.

"The new HyCLEAN plastic modular belts provide the solution to these challenges by offering better hygiene and substantial cost savings to the food processing industry."

The sprocket design of the HyCLEAN package provides the highest exposure of critical areas on the reverse belt side due to its rounded design and innovative slot shapes between teeth pairs, which offer excellent water accessibility. The sprocket also allows 100% hinge exposure over the entire belt width, a feature that is unique to the market. These features result in excellent sanitation and reduced water consumption, labour costs and downtime.

Promoting easy release of debris via a dynamic open hinge, the new HyCLEAN 2" flat top design features wider, but fewer, links than similar products. Its flat top helps prevent food residues becoming trapped and the wide open links on the reverse side allow 85% rod surface access, making cleaning much more effective. The polished reverse also minimises soiling and prevents the adherence of food residues.

The HyCLEAN CIP features a main spray shaft with nozzles to clean inside-out, exactly where the dynamic open hinges opens, also reaching the slots between the sprocket teeth pairs. The nozzles are adjusted so that an overlapping water spray pattern allows thorough cleaning over the entire belt width.

Where required, the CIP system can also include an outside cleaning tube and edge cleaning nozzles to clean the hard-to-reach conveyor belt edges and rod locking system.

Every component in the HyCLEAN range delivers significant hygiene improvements, increased cleaning efficiency and cost benefits and can be installed as an entire package, or as individual elements combined to retrofit existing conveyors and belting products.

For more information on the HyCLEAN package or on any of the Habasit Rossi product offering visit, www.habasitrossi.co.uk.

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