Interroll, supplier of material handling equipment and systems, will present its latest lineup of hygienic, energy-saving solutions for the food industry to meat and poultry processing professionals at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta this month.
Interroll will showcase its products at Booth 6274 — Hall B — at the Georgia World Congress Center, January 31 through February 2.
Among the products that will be on display is the Interroll Drum Motor, which can help meat and poultry processing companies avoid costly recalls due to food contamination.
Unlike traditional gear motors and other types of motors, the Interroll Drum Motor was designed in strict accordance with USDA, FDA and NSF guidelines … making it one of the most hygienic belt drives on the market.
“We understand how critical food safety is in processing environments,” said Tim McGill, president of Interroll North and South America. “For this reason, we continue to evolve our products to be the best on the market, so our customers can focus on their business without worrying about the dangers of operating in a potentially unclean environment. Extensive research and development has been put into the Interroll Drum Motor, and our participation in the voluntary certification process speaks to the confidence we have in it.”
The Interroll Asynchronous Drum Motor (models 113i, 138i, 165i and 217i) has received approval from the USDA for compliance with guidelines for sanitary design and fabrication of processing equipment for handling meat, poultry and dairy products.
With its standard IP66 and IP69k sealing systems, the Interroll Drum Motor performs reliably in challenging wet and high-pressure wash-down situations.
Conventional gear motors are bulky, difficult to install and (most importantly) difficult to clean, making them unhygienic.
In contrast, the Interroll Drum Motor is compact, easy to install and can be cleaned and disinfected regularly using high-pressure water, steam and chemicals. This helps food manufacturers achieve the highest possible hygiene standards and eradicate contamination from Salmonella, Listeria, E. coli and other harmful microorganisms in the food production environment.
“Hygiene is extremely important to us and that’s why we rely on the Interroll Drum Motor,” said Jeff Evers, director of engineering and maintenance of Butterball LLC.
Recently, the Department of Food Science at the University of Parma, Italy, carried out a comprehensive system comparison of gear motors versus Interroll drum motors along six evaluation criteria: hygiene, installation and maintenance, energy efficiency, noise, working temperature and space requirements.
Regarding food safety, the study found that drum motors offer significant advantages in terms of hygienic design and cleanability in place, which not only reduces the risk of soil accumulation and cross-contamination but also results in time and cost savings due to shorter cleaning times. Furthermore, the University of Parma study confirmed drum motors maintain concrete advantages over gear motors in terms of installation and required space. A copy of the complete case study and results is available here. More after the jump.
Interroll will also showcase its patented MSC 50 (magnetic speed controller). Interroll’s MSC 50, the first of its kind in the industry, is the most cost-effective solution for controlling the speed of boxes and plastic trays traveling on gravity roller conveyors and spirals or the end sections of sorters. Suitable for handling goods weighing up to 77 pounds, this innovative system provides customers with total control over their conveyor and ensures packaged foods move smoothly, while limiting the speed of heavy goods traveling along the conveyor.
The MSC 50 features an eddy current brake, which makes it maintenance-free. Double shielding prevents magnetic emissions entirely, and due to its bidirectional braking function, the MSC 50 cannot be mounted incorrectly. In addition, the MSC 50 speed controller is easy to install and is well-suited for retrofitting existing gravity conveyor installations. Different MSC 50 lengths and quantities can be used to scale the design and provide the suitable solution for a variety of applications. More after the jump.
The MSC 50 is designed for a maximum load of 112 lbf and a maximum infeed speed of 500 fpm. Maximum input is up to 3,000 units per hour. It has a specified ambient temperature range of 40 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit and is available in roller lengths of 8 to 55 inches.
For more details on Interroll’s complete line of products, visit Booth 6274 in Hall B, January 31 to February 2 at the Georgia World Congress Center — or visit interroll.us.