Latest equipment range unveiled by Sandvik at Anuga
Sandvik Process Systems is set to use Anuga FoodTec 2018 to highlight the extensive range of food related applications for its carbon and stainless steel belts, including a showcase for the company’s conveyor units.
As the company explained, it now employs a total of 600 people, with production facilities across the world, including facilities in the Americas, Asia and Europe. These are supported by a global sales and service network.
Applications range from simple conveying and sorting to operations where the thermal properties of a steel belt – the ability to conduct heat and operate in extreme temperatures – are also important, such as freezing, cooling, solidification, drying, cooking and baking.
One of the key advantages of processing on a steel belt is the assurance of maximum hygiene; the strength, flatness and durability of a solid steel belt enables easy and effective cleaning and sanitising, the company says. This means that Sandvik stainless steel belts are often used for GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) compliant processing.
Sandvik carbon steel belts have been used in bake ovens for almost 100 years and offer a number of advantages including performance, durability and energy efficiency. Their versatility enables the production of a wide range of products including all butter cookies.
Sandvik also produces its own process systems and supplies forming/solidification equipment. These ranges include the Rotoform, a system that combines a drop depositor and stainless steel cooling belt to solidify food products such as chocolate into pastilles.
Other processes to make use of Sandvik belts include fruit and vegetable dryers, freezing systems for instant coffee, meat conveyors, cookers / steamers and confectionery cooling lines. The company’s engineers can advise on upgrade paths or optimum process layouts, and a worldwide technical support network means that installations can be carried out quickly and efficiently.
Sandvik also produces its own food grade conveying systems. A modular design enables key system parameters (pulley centre distance, belt width, etc.) to be individually adapted. The system makes use of an open-sided design to enable quick and easy replacement of the endless steel belt. Other features include a tensioning unit, a drum-motor drive and a lightweight stable frame structure.
Sandvik Process Systems will be participating at Anuga, and can be found at Hall 10.1, Stand C021.