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CONVEYOR
EQUIPMENT
IN
6 - 8WEEKS
OPERATIONS
When preparing a new system for a processing plant, Allpax plans a factory acceptance test (FAT)
that mirrors the intended equipment layout at the customer's plant.
Allpax
Sanitary Conveyor Systems
Keep It Clean
sanitary conveyors
* No fasteners and tool-less
disassembly
* Match-marked (numbered)
components
* Completely disassembles for
COP
* Fully wash-down capable for
CIP
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meet processing needs for
operational efficiency, reliability
and durability.
" If an OEM does not have the ability
or track record of providing good aftermarket
support, this should be a huge
red flag, " Arthur said.
Cleaning costs
While the tracking of parts and labor
costs appears more straightforward,
cleaning costs can be harder to ascertain.
Cleaning requirements
differ depending
on the equipment and the equipment
manufacturer, as well as how it should
be cleaned and how often. Each piece of
equipment requires varying amounts of
water - steam, power or chemical - for
cleaning, along with the utilities to operate
electrical and generate steam and
compressed air to support the process.
Raw materials used in equipment cleaning
such as chemicals, natural gas, water
and salt should also be considered in addition
to the cost to generate utilities and the
cost of operators to run the cleaning process
- all of which add up to a total cost
per cleaning cycle, further reducing profit.
Even more modern clean-in-place
(CIP) equipment will include parts
that need to be broken down for cleaning.
Depending on the vendor and the
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equipment, the amount of time needed
for breakdown, cleaning-out-of-place
(COP) and reassembly will vary. Lines
that require cleaning between runs of
different products will also drastically
impact the throughput of the plant.
Old versus new
Another consideration is whether to
maintain old equipment or buy new. It's
a choice dependent on the perspective,
needs, incentives and desired timeline.
Older equipment is known for being
labor intensive, requiring more manual
intervention for cleaning. It may also
produce product varying in consistency,
which can lead to quality testing failures.
For example, a tank with product sticking
to the sidewall cannot be transferred
and could result in the loss of product
- another incentive to invest in new
equipment, Gifford said.
He recommended asking if the purchase
replaces existing equipment or if
it's an addition/expansion to the facility.
Does the new equipment match the existing
throughput or is more throughput required?
If scale-up is needed, how much?
With these answers in mind, a consultant
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