This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

New hygienic ThermoDrive vertical scoop belting

20 May 2011

There is now an option to eliminate modular plastic belts in vertical conveyor applications with new ThermoDrive sprocket driven hygienic vertical scoop belting. This is only available on Dorner’s AquaPruf conveyor line.

It is a homogenous thermoplastic belt with no pins, hinges and link joints to catch and foster bacteria growth. There is a remarkable reduction of in-process bacteria proliferation, and in-place cleaning is completed in just a fraction of the time required for modular belt cleanup, not to mention the reduced drying time at change over time and after sanitation.

ThermoDrive belting has been tested and validated by the world’s leading meat and poultry processors. The results are in. In a side-by-side test against modular plastic belts, Thermodrive uses 65% less water during sanitation. This reduces both your water usage and energy consumption for sanitation with this homogenous belting, not to mention water reclamation costs.

In addition to minimising bacteria counts, the hinge-less design all but eliminates the broken piece contamination and lengthy shut downs needed to find missing pieces of modular belts, should they fracture. Expensive product waste caused by the risk of belt contamination is eliminated.

After thoroughly cleaning both a modular belt system and the ThermoDrive system, a large poultry producer performed a side-by-side swab test over the course of a production run. Bacteria growth on the modular belt increased from zero to 1,300 CFUs (colony forming units) in six hours. Over the same period, the ThermoDrive belt showed only 10 CFUs.

An independent lab in Europe coated both a modular belt and a ThermoDrive belt with a meat slurry and ran them through a series of wash cycles. After two passes, the ThermoDrive belt showed a zero bacteria count. It took an additional 18 wash cycles for the modular belt to show the same zero bacteria count.

More information on these new food grade conveyor belts is available from the Automation Supplies website.


Contact Details and Archive...

Print this page | E-mail this page

RELATED CONTENT...


Article image Is your cleaning equipment clean?

The ability to clean your cleaning equipment is critical to ensuring food safety and quality. Choosing hygienically designed cleaning equipment is, therefore, an important consideration, says Debra SmithFull Story...

Article image Kimberly-Clark Professional launches its highest capacity manual rolled hand towel dispensing system

Kimberly-Clark Professional launches the SCOTT® MAX System, its highest capacity hand drying system for hygiene compliance and high usage efficiencies in food processing facilities.  Full Story...

Get ready for a hygiene revolution with Vikan’s ULTRA SAFE TECHNOLOGY.

Detectable rubber bands from Detectamet help reduce contamination

Moody offers customers 24/7 online access to heat exchanger test certificates

RELATED SPONSORED ARTICLES...


Article image Get ready for a hygiene revolution with Vikan’s ULTRA SAFE TECHNOLOGY.

The drive to provide innovative solutions and the use of advanced engineering are behind Vikan’s launch of a revolutionary new range ULTRA SAFE TECHNOLOGY. This  innovation will take the cleaning tools used in hygiene critical areas in food and beverage manufacturing to the highest  level.Full Story...

Article image Moody offers customers 24/7 online access to heat exchanger test certificates

Moody Heat Exchangers has launched an on-line web-based portal to allow customers to access their plate heat exchanger integrity test certificates and service reports 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Full Story...

Essential information on food safety & quality certification

Analyst advises on the importance of traceability in the food industry

100% horsemeat found in lasagnes

MOST VIEWED...


Article image Spray and save on the glazing process

Food glazes are widely used in the bakery sector to improve the look and taste of baked products. Traditionally, this coating process has resulted in substantial waste. Technology advances mean that this is no longer the case. Full Story...

Article image Getting the Industry 4.0 journey started

Suzanne Gill finds out why the UK food industry needs to embrace the idea of Industry 4.0 and why the journey needs to start now. Full Story...

Your flexible friend in the food factory

Don’t get left out in the cold this Christmas

Automating the temperature monitoring task

http://www.appetite4eng.co.uk