Tips for Sourcing Food Processing Equipment |

Kemutec’s 10 Important tips for Sourcing Food Processing Equipment, for Hygienic and Quality Output

When sourcing food processing equipment, there are a variety of considerations manufacturers as well as food processors should take into account– and it’s not just down to it being about the right technology.

1. Production layout

Ensure the production line layout allows for easy maintenance and straightforward cleaning of machinery, to prevent cross contamination of ingredients.

Tips for Sourcing Food Processing Equipment

KEK Centrifugal Sifter

2. Choose a hygienic design

Cleanliness is crucial. Poor design can result in a build-up of food and contamination of seals, bearings etc, which can detrimentally affect the process and final product. Therefore, focus on a system that has been designed for straightforward cleaning and allows for simple, quick change over of materials.

3. Make sure it’s safe

Check that the food processing equipment takes safety regulations into account and protects operators from potentially dangerous moving components.

4. Avoid the risk of unnecessary downtime

Consider a supplier that can offer replaceable parts and servicing – quickly and that they are of quality.

5. Low noise

Make sure the design minimises operating noise, as this will allow for a more comfortable, safer working-environment.

Tips for Sourcing Food Processing Equipment

KEK Cone Mill

6. Keep simplicity in mind

Equipment that is simple to operate and configure for different materials, will allow for higher levels of productivity.

7. Control of air quality

Will you be handling material that requires dust control? If so, make sure your system or equipment is capable of containing and collecting dust emissions.

8. System integration

If you need to integrate the equipment with other systems, i.e. feed conveyors, discharge devices etc, ensure that it is capable of doing so. This will allow for maximum flexibility.

9. Efficient and robust

The equipment you are sourcing is an investment and ultimately impacts the quality of the end result. Therefore, select a supplier that has engineered efficient and quality equipment. This will result in the longevity of machine performance and better output, in addition to minimal lifetime costs.

10. Provides straightforward access to machine internals

You need to be able to fully clean the machine and it’s parts to prevent cross-contamination between recipes and possible issues with allergen and religious concerns. As a consequence, we recommend that you work with a supplier that can demonstrate this will be possible.

Tips for Sourcing Food Processing Equipment

Gardner Ribbon Mixer

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