Shifting millions of tons of ingredients is part and parcel of the production process for many food sectors, which is why Spiroflow Ltd will be showcasing the latest in bulk handling and conveying equipment during the FoodEx Show at the NEC in Birmingham (March 24-26).
Transferring food powders and granules from one area of a factory to another for packaging and distribution requires a system that is fast, easy to route, has few moving parts, empties the system of product with minimum residue and provides a dust-tight operation essential when dealing with potentially combustible material.
Flexibility and totally secure handling is required if products have to be conveyed dust-free over long distances and complex routes within an operating plant. Spiroflow, a world-leading manufacturer of ATEX approved conveying and bulk handling systems, will be demonstrating a range of solutions for food materials where the most rigid standards in hygiene and containment need to be met and maintained.
Sure to attract visitors will be a working flexible screw conveyor along with a bulk bag discharger, ideal for the totally hygienic discharging and distribution of food ingredients, including sugar, flour and spices, within a factory environment. This exceptional equipment fulfils the very highest levels of hygiene and dust control, whatever strict operating parameters are in place.
The main advantage of Spiroflow’s flexible screw conveyor is its simplicity, which results in short installation times and low maintenance – the whole system can be stripped down for cleaning in minutes. It can transport powdered, granular and flaked materials with a bulk density up to 2.5kg/1 and carry material to a maximum distance of 20 metres, although multiple units can extend to greater distances as required.
All of Spiroflow’s conveying and bulk handling equipment adhere to the European Union’s ATEX Directive 1999/92/E, implemented by the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) act in the UK.
Food manufacturers and processors visiting FoodEx – possibly agonising over which conveyor not only best suits their product but also meets the stringent regulatory safety requirements – need look no further than Spiroflow’s stand Q340, says the company’s Marketing Manager, Ben Ayrton.
He said: "Sourcing the right conveyor can be a daunting task for the buyer, who may not be aware of the advantages of the individual systems available on the market, which is why we are delighted to be showcasing flexible and totally secure handling systems at FoodEx. It is the ideal stage for demonstrating to food professionals the proven advances Spiroflow has made in bulk bag discharging and conveying systems."
Finding the right conveyor will depend a lot on finding the right supplier. The key for food companies is to find a conveyor provider that understands your business, proves it can meet your requirements and who will give a performance guarantee – just like Spiroflow.
Visitors to FoodEx at the NEC in Birmingham on March 24-26 will be able to see for themselves some of the high-quality conveying and bulk handling equipment on offer from Spiroflow on stand Q340.