Dustcontrol UK has relaunched its highly effective Good For Food equipment range for the food industry – enabling a comprehensive source extraction system.
Those in the food and drink processing, packaging and pharmaceutical industries can benefit from the evolved range, which now includes stainless pre-separator and filter units specially developed for the food industry.
With hygiene requirements being extremely stringent for businesses operating in the food sector, the new equipment provides increased safety, hygiene and cost-efficiency in production.
The relaunched range has been extended to specifically include flap valves, suction brushes, flat nozzles, hose connectors, full stainless tubing system, joints, pre-separator, automatic shutter valves, and stainless steel filter units.
Manufactured specifically for the food industry, the equipment offers a unique combination of properties. For one, the accessories are antistatic and ESD certified, which means they can be used in ATEX Zone 22, where dust explosions can occur.
The brushes and nozzles are also approved for food surface contact and the system for food transport, being both FDA compliant and the European equivalent.
The brush and accessories colour coding, covering five handle colours and two easily interchangeable brush colours, allows for different applications in the factory, different areas or even for different days of the week depending on need.
In addition, their material composition makes them detectable via metal detector as well as being autoclavable up to 121 degrees Celsius, allowing for high-pressure saturated steam cleaning.
The firm’s Good For Food range is designed to offer a source extraction system that can be fully integrated into the production process for recycling, or used as a centralised vacuum cleaning system. Ultimately, it provides a flexible system where all parts are approved for food contact.
James Miller, Managing Director of Dustcontrol UK, said: “We’re delighted to officially relaunch our Good For Food range, which is now far more than merely brushes. With a wealth of research and development going into the design, we’re excited to see the range evolve into a complete system.
“The system’s pre-separator also makes it possible for food producers to recycle materials that have been separated out, such as grain, flour, spices and other dry foodstuffs. This has a positive effect on the entire economics of production.
“Through our unique suction brushes and a complete source extraction system with all materials approved for food contact, we’re continuing to help those in the food industry extend their improvement of safety and hygiene standards.”
The company, based in Milton Keynes, has almost 50 years of experience in developing dust extraction solutions and centralised vacuum systems to fit client requirements in the food, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and engineering industries. They are experts in capturing dust at its source – both where and when it is created.
James concluded: “Our ultimate goal has been to develop a complete and simplified system for the food industry, and we’re thrilled to now be able to offer that. The new system will help food manufacturers to raise both quality and efficiency of their production processes, leading to increased profitability.”