Food conveyors are one of the most important parts of the food industry. The main needs are to ensure hygienic processing and packaging.

What types of conveyors are used in the food industry?

1. IQF continuous spiral food conveyors

With the spiral conveyor we obtain a longer permanence time of the product in different processes (freezing, refrigeration, cooking, fermentation…) allowing a considerable energy saving. It is used for bakery, pastry, pre-cooked products, fish, seafood, meat and cheese. It is made of stainless steel.

Food conveyor for food industry

2. Modular belts

Modular belts keep the goods in the centre of the conveyor belt. These conveyors are ideal for transporting bulk materials and are suitable for long distances. They are made of plastic because it is a lightweight material, easy to install, repair, clean and maintain. Ganal owns the licence for the Intralox (worldwide brand) modular belts.

Modular belts food conveyor

3. Chain conveyors

This type of conveyor is used throughout processing and packaging. Belt material for food applications must comply with AESAN (Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition) regulations. It also has to be strong and durable. Materials that are acceptable for the manufacture of food conveyors should be easily cleaned.

4. Wire mesh conveyors

Wire mesh feed conveyors are constructed of stainless steel materials. They can withstand high and low temperatures. Products adhere to them less easily.

5. Roller conveyors

This type of conveyors are used in food packaging handling. They are highly customised to suit specific applications such as a wash down environment, different temperature ranges and many others. They can be manufactured from stainless steel or powder coated carbon steel.

6. Screw conveyors

This type of conveyor has a longitudinal shaft on which a metal spiral is welded and which rotates steadily around itself. Screw conveyors are used to convey all types of products. The raw material is placed on the gaps between the spiral. It is made of carbon steel.

Do you know the benefits of the Ganal food conveyor?

  • Fully customised design.
  • Flexible speeds (0-20m/s) and production flexibility.
  • Easy maintenance.
  • Chain width 250-1200 mm, the minimum radius is obtained from the chain width.
  • Simplicity in the movement due to the fact that the system is driven by a column.
  • Inlets and outlets at any position and height.
  • Any air circulation distribution.
  • Possibility of several independent circuits in the same block structure.
  • Adaptable mesh sharpness.
  • In the case of a malfunction, the system is shut down to prevent further damage.
  • Stainless steel/plastic material.
  • Made in Europe CE.
Food conveyor for the food industry

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