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Efficient conveyor technology in hygienic design

Highly hygienic conveyor belts for universal use in the food sector!

Conveyor belts from KARL SCHNELL combine hygienic design and maximum stability with a variety of attachments and options.

Basically we support the optimisation of the production processes, whereby the material flow plays an important role. Our conveyor lines are the basis for an efficient and therefore economical processing line. They ensure automation in the transport of raw materials to the individual machines and their loading. We adapt the conveyor lines individually to the wishes of our customers. Conveying capacities of up to 50 t / h can be realised. Additional options are often desired, for example belts with weighing systems for raw material standardisation or the transport via metal detectors.

We only use frictionally engaged belts with roller drive. This means that even gradients of 2 to 45 degrees are possible in the systems. A stable tensile member made of polyester and aramid is advantageous here, as this ensures a long service life and high dimensional stability even with heavy loads.

Particularly in conveying processes, the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene must be observed. Conveyor belts have a decisive influence here. Because they have direct contact with the goods, must deliver for further processing with pinpoint accuracy and must be robust against mechanical and chemical stress.

Our conveyor belts usually have a TPU-coated monolithic belt. Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) is very often used as a coil coating material in food processing, as it can be used without problems even at very low temperatures, has a very good abrasion resistance and is also resistant to vegetable and animal fats and oils. It is also advantageous for cleaning purposes, as the belts have an absolutely smooth surface without porous spots and a uniform belt thickness. In addition, antimicrobial additives in the belts prevent the growth of harmful microorganisms on the belt surface.

The adhesive properties are also very important, because when transporting very sticky products, it must be ensured that they can be removed from the belt without problems.

In addition, the temperature challenges are enormous for the belts; the spectrum ranges from frozen goods at -18 degrees Celsius to processed cheese at 85 degrees.

With these belt types, we have implemented conveyor lines that transport blocks of cheese weighing 25 kg around 100 m.

Or belts for charging raw materials that have a buffer capacity of up to 1000 kg and then have to transport the product further. 

The requirements of our customers and the pursuit of solutions are at the centre of the plant design. This is made possible by our broad production programme, which includes a complete range of products.

We offer our customers not only technical, but also technological support.