Food & Chemicals Handling
Industrial requirements for handling and conveying foods and fine/speciality chemicals
Contamination-free material transport is paramount in the food industry and for those providing the speciality products that support it, such as excipients, flavours, colourings and other additives. Fine and speciality chemicals for the personal care industry similarly call for hygienic bulk materials handling. The materials conveyed in these sectors may be:
- Pellets & Pills
For many products it is crucial to avoid physical degradation during transport.
An important trend is to reduce manual handling, creating a requirement for machines that eliminate manual lifting and carrying. Plant is usually housed inside which means that food and chemical handling equipment is protected from the environment.
Food and fine/speciality chemical conveyors from Guttridge
Guttridge supplies a Food Grade Hygienic Range of stainless steel food and speciality chemical conveyors for hygienic transport and material handling, which are defined by their quick and easy clean down.
Solutions that eliminate manual handling range from bulk bag dischargers to mobile hopper loaders with integral screw elevators, as well as bespoke systems. These make the working environment both safe and efficient.
For powder applications Guttridge's experience is complemented by an in-house material test and analysis service. The resulting data supports the design of hoppers that deliver mass flow, "first in first out", performance, even for relatively cohesive products such as cocoa.
Guttridge bulk materials handling equipment that is well-suited to handling foods and fine/speciality chemicals includes:
ATEX zoned equipment is offered where necessary and bespoke solutions are routinely delivered.