INTRALOX has introduced two new products to meet the conveyance technology needs of the worldwide food processing industry - the series 800 SeamFree Open Hinge Flat Top and the EZ Clean in Place (CIP) system. EZ’s family of components include belts, hinges, sprockets and other accessories designed to improve cleaning efficiency of the entire conveyor system, not just the belt.
The series 800 SeamFree Open Hinge Flat Top provides an innovative choice in EZ clean belting. Each module can be assembled without bricklayed seams up to a width of 36" (914mm), making it the widest available MPB on the market.
The EZ CIP system, which mounts within the frame behind the conveyor shaft, spraying the belt in three different locations. Debris removal is expedited by a spray bar using a custom-engineered pattern to clean the belt underside, sprockets and shaft. Fan nozzles spray through the open hinges below and above the shaft as the belt travels around the sprockets, while impact nozzles spray the belt underside along the drive bars to maximise the debris channeling effect.
Intralox lab tests show that implementing the Intralox EZ CIP system with angled sprocket on a SeamFree belt cleans as consistently as manual cleaning in 60% less time and uses 25% less water, saving food processing plants money in labour and water usage costs. The unique design of the patent pending series 800 EZ clean angled sprocket provides cleaning access to 100% of the underside. As the belt rotates, the sprocket engages different areas of its underside, exposing every section for the first time ever.
Modular plastic belt technology was invented by Intralox in 1971. The company’s solutions aim to improve food safety, increase productivity and reduce downtime. All EZ Clean Flat Top style belts and accessories are molded in non-porous, non-absorbent plastics with no pockets or recessed areas that can harbor debris. Sprockets are designed with extra large openings that increase cleaning access to interior components, while underside drive bars channel water and debris to belt edges for easy removal.
Intralox offers hundreds of combinations of belt styles, materials, and colours. Molded parts are either assembled at the US plant or shipped to the international assembly centres to be assembled locally. The company operates six assembly centres in Australia, the US, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Brazil, and Japan. The company routes 90,000 shipments annually, with an on-time shipping record above 99%.