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Stainless-steel tote bins 'improve profitability'

29 October 2009

Materials handling specialists Base Handling Products is introducing its electro-polished range of stainless-steel wheeled tote bins, designed for use in demanding food and pharmaceutical environments

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The key feature of this new 200l capacity tote bin is said to be its hygienic electro-polished surface, which provides important operational and environmental related advantages. Independent university research carried out in Austria has shown the electrolytic polishing of stainless-steel reduces surface coarseness by up to 85% when compared with traditional milled, brushed or blasted surface processes.

South Wales based Base Handling Products claim this reduction offers significant operational cost advantages for their tote bins and as its sales director Andrew Pitt explains: “There’s more to the design of tote bins than meets the eye and this is the first time electro-polished bins have been available in the UK. Improved surface finish has a major impact on cleaning cycle times; reducing water, energy and detergent consumption. In parallel, the improved surface finish dramatically reduces product adhesion, leading to faster emptying times and therefore improved productivity.”

Manufactured from 304 stainless-steel sheet with smooth rolled edges for optimum robustness and operator safety, the fully welded tote bins are electro-polished both inside and outside. The food-grade nylon wheels and welded pushing handle are said to provide for easy wheeling and ensure optimum manoeuvrability.

The strong stainless-steel lifting lugs allow the tote bin to be lifted and tipped using standard bin tippers, including those available from Base Handling Products. If required, the bins can be supplied in 316 stainless-steel and optional stainless-steel lids are also available. The stainless-steel bins complement the company’s innovative range of colour-coded moulded polyethylene wheeled bins.

Base Handling Products designs and manufactures a wide range of standard and customised lifting, tipping, weighing and handling solutions for the food and pharmaceutical industries.

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