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Food Allergens: Conveyor Options to Keep Allergens Out of Your Products

DynaClean Conveyor with Allergen Kit

Food allergens can be a major safety concern for food manufacturers and packagers.  As a food manufacturer, you know you are responsible for the safety of your products.  With an estimated 16 million Americans with food allergies, including 5.6 million children under the age of 18, allergen contamination is of high concern.

Manufacturers are under increasing pressure to make sure they keep allergen contamination out of their production facilities.  Cross-contamination can occur from inadequate cleaning of a production line so that residue from an allergen remains on the line and is picked up by the next product being made there.

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Sanitary Conveyor Belt Sag: What is Catenary Sag?

Conveyor belt sag, also known as catenary sag, refers to the tensionless section of the belt that hangs down on the return side (or underside) of the conveyor.  It is an intended section of the belt that is required to keep your conveyor running smoothly.

The catenary sag is a natural way to tension the belt.  It allows gravity to give the belt the exact amount of tension instead of relying on a mechanical take-up or tension system.  Mechanical take-up or tension systems are required when catenary conveyor belt sag is not included in the design of the conveyor system.

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Do Maintenance-Free Conveyors Really Exist?

Maintenance-free conveyorsConveyor systems, even maintenance-free conveyors, are machines with many moving parts. Inspection and cleaning will be required if you want to keep your maintenance-free conveyor system exempt of maintenance and get the most out of your conveyor investment.

Inspection and cleaning will help prevent minor problems from mushrooming into large maintenance problems that can result in major work stoppages for your conveyor system. Your conveyor maintenance personnel should develop a routine for inspecting and cleaning your conveyor systems.  Careful records detailing periodic inspection and cleaning should be kept and recorded.

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PackExpo Las Vegas 2019

PackExpo Las Vegas 2019 is just around the corner!  The biggest packaging event in North America this year is scheduled for September 23 to 25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Our team is preparing to travel the 1,922 miles from Norton Shores, Michigan to Las Vegas, Nevada so the attendees can see and learn about conveyors that are sure to increase their packaging productivity.

Technology is advancing at a fast pace.  Consumer demands are evolving.  If you want to keep up, then you must innovate to stay competitive.  Companies that want to stay on top will be at PackExpo Las Vegas 2019.  If you’ll be one of them, then you’ll be exploring over 900,000 net square feet of exhibits – the area of about 15 football fields – so be sure to bring comfortable shoes!

Tips for making the most of PackExpo Las Vegas 2019:

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