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sanitary conveyor design

7 Design Features You Need to Have on a Sanitary Conveyor

 

Sanitary conveyor design is a huge concern for most food processing companies — especially when it comes to conveyors that move unpackaged product from one workstation to the next.

Ensuring the conveyor purchased is designed to eliminate bacteria harboring points, is easy to clean, and reduces the risk of product contamination reduces the risk of a costly product recall and keeps customers safe.

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belt splicing blog post

Fusion Tech Offers Monolithic Belt Splicing Service

Fusion Tech Integrated, a custom metal fabrication company specializing in the food processing industry, announced today that is now offering belt splicing services for monolithic style conveyor belting used in the food processing industry.

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small conveyors

2 Small Conveyors that Fit Perfectly in Tight Spaces

When you have a small processing space, finding equipment that can fit and still do what you need done while adhering to safety regulations can be a challenge.

Low ceilings can prevent you from using crossovers for employee movement. Small rooms can limit the amount of conveying space you can utilize. Tight corners can make it difficult to fit a typical radius conveyor that can integrate with your equipment.

If you want to use the space and don’t have the money for a costly expansion, there isn’t much you can do. Until now.

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belt conveyor

10 Ways to Keep Your Belt Conveyor in Good Shape

Belt conveyors are one of the most used pieces of equipment in a food processing plant, conveying everything from heavy product boxes to individual potato chips for frying. These versatile machines are relatively simple and, when purchased from a quality manufacturer, are pretty reliable.

No conveyor, though, is immune from problems. Belt slippage, motor burnout, and broken components all can occur from regular wear and tear, or can happen when used incorrectly.

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auger conveyors

6 Tips for Safely Operating an Auger Conveyor

Auger conveyors are a key component in most processing operations. These pieces of equipment are able to convey bulk materials — everything from large chunks of product down to sub-micron powders — efficiently and effectively, while offering versatility in set up and operating layout. The uses are practically endless across the food processing industry, making them indispensable to an efficient processing operation.

However, auger conveyors, like any food processing equipment, can pose a safety hazard to your employees if not used properly.

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food conveyor

6 Options You Should Look For in a Food Conveyor

Conveyors play a key role in any food processing plant. The right food conveyor system can streamline your processing or packaging operation, reduce operating costs, increase the efficiency of your operation, and increase your product yield.

But finding the right food conveyor system – the one that will increase product yield, decrease operating costs, and fit seamlessly with your current equipment – is not an easy task. Do a quick Google search for food conveyor and you’ll find thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of results. How are you supposed to narrow down those results to find the perfect food conveyor system for your plant?

Simple. Look for these six options when purchasing a food conveyor system:

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6 Reasons to Invest in a Custom Designed Conveyor

Do a quick Google search for food conveyor, and you’ll find thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of results – most of which are stock conveyors. The manufacturer has specific sizes, options, and styles of conveyors they build, and spend big bucks convincing you to buy what they have in stock.

It’s a great business model for them. Not so much for you.

They have a few styles of conveyors they pump out in mass, only have to train their employees to build a few versions, offer select few options, and try to convince you to buy them, whether it fits your specific application or not.

There is a better way.

Custom designed conveyor systems are all about you and your specific application needs. You can get exactly what you need, designed to meet your specific goals, and not have to work around stock equipment that doesn’t quite fit.

Here are 6 reasons why purchasing custom designed conveyor systems are the better choice:

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conveyor safety

12 Simple Ways to Improve Conveyor Safety

Conveyor safety is essential in a food processing facility.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 39,100 people operated conveyor belts in 2012. These people make sure product loads and unloads correctly, grab product off of a moving conveyor, and align product correctly on the belt.

It’s rare to find a medium-to-large sized food processing facility that does not have people working near conveyors. They are an essential part of any efficient processing plant.

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conveyor maintenance

6 Actions You Need to Take to Ensure Longer Conveyor Life

Conveyor systems are the backbone of any processing operation – moving product along the processing line from one workstation to the next.

When working correctly, your conveyor system keeps your line moving efficiently. But when a conveyor slows down, or breaks down completely, the whole line comes to a screeching halt – and costs you time, resources, and ultimately, money.

The goal in any food processing facility is to keep your conveyors running efficiently for as long as possible.

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conveyors

5 Reasons to Purchase Fusion Tech Conveyors

Fusion Tech is a leading designer and manufacturer of custom conveyor systems. Over the last ten years, we have designed countless solutions for a number of food processing industries, including bakery, dairy, candy, meat, poultry, grain and even pharmaceutical processors. Our conveyors are in processing plants across the nation.

But what makes our conveyors so appealing? Here are just a few reasons why food processing companies choose Fusion Tech conveyors for their plants.

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