Rydell Industrial (Belting) Co adds a new
dimension of efficiency and cost savings for food processing lines by
introducing a patent-pending innovation from global conveyor belt manufacturer Ammeraal
Delivering real benefits for the food
processing industry, the new Pop-up flight from Ammeraal Beltech addresses the
age-old problem of food losses on conveyor systems. Products that fail to
discharge and remain on the belt on its return journey, often fall on to the
packaging hall’s floor, costing the food processing industry huge sums of
Graham Allen, Global Product Manager for
Modular Belts at Ammeraal Beltech explains that their solution has been
developed to stop these product losses, and make it easy for the processing or
packaging company to maintain high hygiene levels, without constantly having to
sweep floors and manually clean sticky belts.
The Pop-up flight pops up at the foot of the
conveyor incline to support the food as it moves up the elevator, holding it
steady. Once the product has been successfully discharged, the flight pops down
again to enable an automatic scraper to clean the belt, which is especially useful
for clingy food products.
Ammeraal Beltech’s Pop-up flights feature a modular
design, and can be retrofitted to existing conveyor belt systems. Newly introduced
by Ammeraal Beltech, they have already been extensively trialled in the field.
Sirena Cold Stores of Denmark sought a
solution for conveying frozen fish from the floor line to ceiling height. Conventional
solutions such as flighted incline conveyors were not practical for this
application as the fish froze to the belt and had to be scraped off at the
Managing Director Tommy Pedersen said Ammeraal
Beltech’s Pop-up flight offered a brilliant but simple solution for their problem.
Since they have a shorter conveyor with a steep incline, the product doesn’t
have time to defrost during transportation, eliminating potential food loss due
to multiple belt transfer points.
Mr Pedersen adds that the Pop-up flight
solution is perfect for his application and looks forward to experiencing the
long-term benefits of the system.
Full details of Ammeraal Beltech’s Pop-up flights
and extensive range of conveyor systems are available on the Rydell website.