The processing plants and packaging equipment of the food and beverage industry are spread worldwide, and are important components of promoting the global economy. The operation of food and beverage needs to be extremely careful to prevent the materials produced from being contaminated.

A reasonable food and beverage handling system is essential for transporting materials to the destination. Regardless of the process, many conveyor types are used in the food and beverage industry to meet the needs of customers.

The food and beverage industry needs to consider the characteristics of transportation, packaging, storage, classification, and distribution. In addition, it is also necessary to consider the storage mode of food and beverage. Selecting the right conveyor can meet the needs of customers, reduce maintenance costs and improve profits.

The following will take you to understand the conveyor solutions for the food and beverage industry.

How to select the conveyor?

The selection of conveyors in the food and beverage industry can select different conveyor types according to the needs. Each product has different processing stages, and it is also necessary to consider the solution of material handling to complete the customization of certificate conveyor.

The environment of the conveyor also needs special attention. The ambient temperature directly affects the service life of the conveyor, especially the type of bearing and grease.

Whether the conveyor is in direct contact with the goods directly affects whether it adopts stainless steel, composite structure or lightly painted steel structure.

Whether the product is packaged directly affects the selection of conveyor. If the shovel has packaging bags, irregular or light weight, the belt conveyor can be selected.

For applications that require zero pressure accumulation products (especially beverage products), it may be very suitable to use a live roller conveyor near the roller center or a 24 volt conveyor with a roller center near the roller center. The tight roller center supports bottled wine and spirits to greatly reduce damage, which is expensive in terms of waste and cleaning costs. In case of overflow, the low pressure conveyor is more open in design and does not need flat belt, which may disperse overflow.

Plastic chain conveyor Plastic chain conveyor allows transfer from one process to another completely different process. Because of its flexibility, it can be installed into straight lines, horizontal curves, rising, falling and spiral shapes, and is suitable for handling bottles, cans and other products.

What are the common problems when designing the conveyor?

Several common problems in designing conveyors are as follows:

Space is one of the most common problems. The correct configuration design will maximize the utilization of space.

Speed problem. If the demand increases and the operation volume increases to meet the demand, it is usually a simple matter to buy a packaging machine that is fast enough to handle the extra traffic. However, delivering products to these machines is another matter.

In many cases, the only option is to build additional processing lines. These usually have to be combined into fewer packaging lines.

Material properties. For powder, bulk solid or fragile products, different material properties correspond to different processing methods.

Powder products are transported by closed tubular conveyor. Fragile products need to be handled gently.

Selecting appropriate conveyors and material handling systems in food and beverage processing plants can speed up production time, optimize available floor space and reduce production costs. Companies are increasingly looking for modern and efficient conveying and material handling systems that are easy to assemble, easy to use, easy to clean, to reduce downtime.

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