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Stainless Steel Food Conveyor Belts

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Steel Conveyor Belts for the Food Industry

When it comes to cooling, deep-freezing, steaming, drying and transporting food, steel belts are often exposed to extreme mechanical and thermal stress. Berndorf Band steel belts are made to match these high requirements. They prove high quality and reliability even at fluctuating operating temperatures and a high number of load cycles. The belts are characterized by perfect flatness and abrasion resistance as well as by their straight tracking.

In the industrial food processing industry the smooth surface of steel belts avoids the lodging of fibres or fat remnants within gaps during processing, helping maintain hygienic requirements. Stainless steel food conveyor belts from Berndorf Band do not only meet strictest hygienic requirements but are also easy to clean. Due to the smooth belt surface a limited amount of aggressive chemicals is required. The cleaning area can be reached easily and there are no hidden edges needing to be flooded with aggressive detergents. Not only does the smooth belt surface allow for an environmentally friendly cleaning solution, it also saves time!

Corrosion resistance is another crucially important element of steel belts. Therefore, Berndorf Band pays special attention to the selection of material.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of products are produced on stainless steel belts in the food industry?

Stainless steel cooling conveyor belts are widely used in the food industry to facilitate the cooling and handling of various food products. These belts are chosen for their sanitary properties, durability, and ease of cleaning. Here are some types of products commonly produced and processed on stainless steel cooling conveyor belts in the food industry:

➢   Baked Goods: After baking, items such as bread, rolls, cookies, and pastries are often placed on stainless steel cooling conveyor belts to cool down to room temperature before packaging. The even airflow provided by the belts helps maintain product quality.

➢   Confectionery: Candies, chocolates, and other confectionery items can be cooled and solidified on stainless steel belts. They are also used in chocolate enrobing processes to cool and harden the chocolate coatings.

➢   Snack Foods: Snack items like potato chips, pretzels, and extruded snacks may be conveyed on stainless steel belts after being cooked to cool and become crispy.

➢   Meat and Poultry: Cooked or smoked meat and poultry products can be placed on cooling conveyor belts to bring them to the desired temperature before packaging. This helps improve product safety and shelf life.

➢   Seafood: After cooking or smoking seafood products, such as fish fillets or shrimp, stainless steel cooling conveyor belts are used to quickly lower their temperature and prevent overcooking.

➢   Dairy Products: Items like cheese blocks and cheese slices may be conveyed on cooling belts to cool and solidify before packaging.

➢   Prepared Foods: Various prepared foods, including frozen meals and ready-to-eat items, can be cooled on stainless steel conveyor belts before packaging to ensure food safety and maintain quality.

➢   Fresh Produce: Stainless steel belts can be used in fruit and vegetable processing to cool and prepare items for packaging, such as blanched vegetables.

➢   Beverage Production: In the beverage industry, stainless steel cooling conveyor belts are used for cooling canned or bottled drinks after pasteurization or sterilization.

➢   Canned Foods: After the canning process, canned goods like vegetables, soups, and sauces may be conveyed on cooling belts to reduce their temperature before storage.

Stainless steel cooling conveyor belts are versatile and can be customized to meet the specific requirements of different food products and processing lines. They help ensure that products cool down quickly and evenly, which is essential for food safety and quality control in the food industry.

What are the benefits of using stainless steel belts in IQF (Instant Quick Freezers)?

➢   Durability and Strength: Stainless steel is known for its durability and strength, making it ideal for withstanding the low temperatures and demanding conditions within IQF freezers.

➢   Corrosion Resistance: Stainless steel is highly resistant to corrosion, which is crucial in a freezing environment where moisture is constantly present. This resistance extends the life of the belt and reduces maintenance needs.

➢   Hygiene and Food Safety: Stainless steel is non-porous and easy to clean, making it an excellent choice for food processing applications. Its smooth surface helps prevent bacteria growth and contamination, ensuring higher standards of hygiene and food safety.

➢   Temperature Tolerance: Stainless steel can withstand extreme temperatures, both high and low, without degrading. This makes it suitable for the rapid freezing processes in IQF systems.

➢   Energy Efficiency: The reflective properties of stainless steel can help in better distributing the cold within the freezer, potentially improving energy efficiency.

These characteristics make stainless steel belts a popular choice for IQF systems, ensuring efficient operation, safety, and longevity.

Are stainless steel cooling belts complaint with food safety regulations?

Yes, stainless steel cooling belts are generally compliant with food safety regulations. Here are a few reasons why:

➢   Material Safety: Stainless steel is a non-toxic material and does not leach chemicals into food. It is widely accepted in the food industry for direct contact with food.

➢   Corrosion Resistance: It resists corrosion from cleaning agents and food substances, making it suitable for environments where hygiene is critical.

➢   Easy to Clean: Its non-porous surface makes it easy to clean and sanitize, reducing the risk of bacterial contamination.

➢   Durability: Stainless steel's durability ensures that it doesn't easily chip, crack, or otherwise degrade in a manner that could contaminate food products.

➢   Compliance with Standards: Stainless steel equipment typically meets international food safety standards, such as those set by the FDA, USDA, and other regulatory bodies.

However, it's important for manufacturers and processors to ensure that the specific type of stainless steel and the design of the cooling belt are suitable for their particular food processing application and comply with the relevant local and international food safety regulations.

Can stainless steel belts be used for cooling candy or confectionery type products?

Yes, stainless steel belts can be used for cooling candy or confectionery products. Here's why they are suitable:

➢   Heat Resistance: Stainless steel can withstand the high temperatures often involved in candy making, making it ideal for cooling processes where the product may still be quite warm.

➢   Non-reactive Surface: Stainless steel doesn't react with sugars or other ingredients found in candies, ensuring that the product's taste and quality are not affected.

➢   Hygiene and Cleanliness: The non-porous surface of stainless steel makes it easy to clean and sanitize, a crucial aspect in food production, especially for products like candy that are consumed directly.

➢   Smooth Surface: This ensures that delicate confectionery items can be transported and cooled without sticking or getting damaged.

➢   Customisation: Stainless steel belts can be customized to suit specific confectionery processes, whether it involves cooling, setting, or even adding coatings.

Overall, stainless steel belts are a practical choice for the confectionery industry, offering a hygienic, durable, and efficient solution for cooling various types of candy products.

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