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Case-study: Special conveyor belt for cooking and cooling vacuumized packages of sausages

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Summary

A food-processing equipment manufacturer asked Twentebelt to engineer a fit-for-purpose conveyor belt to fit in a revolutionary food processing machine that was designed by them and is optimized for cooking and cooling vacuumized packages of sausages. The application of this food processing machine required our engineering team to come up with a conveyor belt that completely eliminates the potential risk of the conveyor belt breaking the vacuum seal of the products.

Twentebelt designed a robust chain-driven eyelink belt that is entirely manufactured out of high quality stainless steel. Due to the smart placement of the edge-plates, there was no need for an additional edge seal in the machine itself. Twentebelt‘s solution required no modifications to be made to the original design of the machine.


The main challenge

The main challenge was to create a belt that eliminates the potential risk of the conveyor belt breaking the vacuum seal of the products. As the products are cooked or cooled they can freely move within the water which meant they could practically bounce into all the parts of the belt that would normally be sharp. Therefore we needed to carefully think of the best and cost-efficient way to tackle that challenge.


The solution

The team at Twentebelt designed a robust chain-driven eyelink conveyor belt that is entirely manufactured out of high quality stainless steel. Due to the smart placement of the edge-plates, there was no need for an additional edge seal in the machine itself. This carefully crafted belt could be implemented easily in the clients’ machine and required no modifications to be made to the original design of the machine.

The main benefits of this solution:

Ensured reliable production

We created a conveyor belt that is a perfect fit for the application. By eliminating sharp edges and other elements that could cause production problems we provided a reliable solution that can be implemented in 24/7 production environments.

Low maintenance

We created a belt from high quality stainless steel. In combination with our optimized belt design we allow our client to use their conveyor belt with minimal maintenance requirements. This saves costs and also provides ease of use.

Compliant with food safety standards

Our conveyor belt complies with the latest food safety requirements for food processing equipment such as FDA, GMP and 1935/2004/EC. Our machine helps end-users to reach their goals in terms of safeguarding the food safety in their production processes.


More information

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