Industry’s new safety measures to reduce costs of carryback, and speeds sanitation process
BANGKOK (12 May 2015) – Flexco, the world’s leading light-duty endless splicing and fastener solutions provider, will be presenting the new FGP Food Grade Precleaners and other innovative conveyor solutions at ProPak Asia 2015, held in Bangkok, Thailand from June 17 to 20.
At the booth, Flexco will highlight the cleaning efficiency of the new FGP Food Grade Precleaner, which helps reduce carryback (sticky food residue) and prevent bacteria growth on the conveyor, reducing the risk of product contamination. The FGP Food Grade Precleaners, which are now available with a metal detectable grey blade, will be installed on two running conveyors carrying raw food ingredients. For food processing industry, it is important to have a metal detectable blade as many food processing facilities require metal detectable plastics in the food contact zone. Flexco representatives will demonstrate how you can assemble and disassemble the FGP Food Grade Precleaner quickly in less than a minute to improve manufacturing efficiencies for cleaning and sanitization routines.
“The cleaner has a spring tensioner that can be easily adjusted to ensure optimal blade-to-belt contact, which minimizes blade wear and maximizes the cleaning capabilities,” said Katie Hay, Flexco product manager.
The FGP Food Grade Precleaners are FDA approved and USDA Certified for Meat & Poultry and Dairy applications. The new grey metal detectable blade also works on any belt from 100 mm to 1500 mm (4″ to 60″).
Another product that will be introduced at ProPak Asia 2015 will be the Clipper® G Series™ Lacing system. It is designed for use with PVC, PU, and PES belting and precision-stamped from 316 L stainless steel, making it corrosion-resistant. Featuring staggered-leg geometry with four alternating leg lengths, Clipper G Series Lacing offers various points of belt penetration that provide more strength and durability for the splice. The G Series Lacing System face strips can be used to install with existing Clipper tools, including the Microlacer®, Manual Roller Lacer®, and Roller Lacer® Gold Class™. At the booth, Flexco representatives will demonstrate how the Clipper® G Series™ Lacing System can be installed on existing conveyor belts.
In addition, Flexco will showcase the all-new Novitool® Amigo™, a splice press that produces high-quality splices in a fast and safe manner in less than one minute. We will feature the various splices from different belt manufacturers and demonstrate how the Amigo helps bring out the best in homogenous or monolithic belts, avoiding unwanted pinholes in the splices. This is especially important in the food industry from a hygienic perspective.
Flexco products are currently available in Thailand through various distributors located in Bangkok. For more information on how Flexco can maximize your belt conveyor productivity, visit Flexco at ProPak Asia 2015 (Booth 5B41). For general information on Flexco products, please visit www.flexco.com
Flexco is the world’s single source for light duty endless and mechanical belt splicing solutions. The company is based in Downers Grove, Illinois and operates subsidiaries in Australia, Chile, China, England, Germany, India, Mexico, Singapore, and South Africa. Flexco markets its broad line of products through a worldwide network of distributors under the Flexco®, Alligator®, Clipper®, and Novitool® brand names.