National Bulk Equipment Inc. offers a fully automated, food-grade bulk material handling system that is compliance-ready at start-up and conforms to the specific, regulated processes and practices of the wash-in-place (WIP) application. According to the company, the system offers:
- The integrated system — including a powered infeed conveyor; 2,000-pound capacity container lift carriage; 304-2b stainless steel custom discharge hood, surge hopper and vibratory conveyor — is structurally designed with angled-plane, rounded-radius framework and highly finished plate to reduce solids build-up and speed moisture removal.
- Internal and external welds of product contact areas are finished beyond a subjective, ground smooth spec, to a measured 32 Ra finish, eliminating ripples, pits and crevices.
- The RotoLink™ carriage linkage design provides the carriage a 500-pound lift advantage, and an additional 15-degrees of tip rotation, compared to typical industry designs.
- Built in the company’s UL-certified panel build facility, the NBE controls and automation architecture push control functionality farther out and deeper into equipment operations to optimize total line throughput and deliver a standard, system-wide data report from the control layer.