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SAFETY STRATEGIES Sanitary, Stainless Conveyors Not the Same Understanding crucial design terminology and distinctions between two conveyor types can help save time, money, and headaches in plants. In a true sanitary conveyor, every part can be reached with water, soap, or other cleaning agents and the design eliminates any chance of product collection and bacteria growth. Jane Alexander Managing Editor MANY FACTORS DRIVE FOOD processors to upgrade their conveyor systems to a more sanitary platform. These include the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which takes a more proactive approach toward food safety by adding safeguards to try and prevent contamination or problems from occurring within the nation's food supply in the first place. Regulatory compliance notwithstanding, companies simply can't afford to have a contamination outbreak traced back to poor sanitary designs in their equipment. The risks to their reputation and their customers' well being are too great. As operators scrutinize ways to improve their food-processing practices and stay ahead of the FSMA, it's quite common to decide to install new sanitary conveyors. It's a sound decision, given that conveyors often come in direct contact with food, especially on the processing side. This equipment clearly needs to be built with strong sanitary attributes to eliminate any chance of contamination. Not all "sanitary" conveyors are built the same, however. John Kuhnz, vice president of the Engineered Solutions Group at Hartland, WI-based Dorner Mfg Corp. (dorner. com), offered some insight on distinguishing characteristics. Is stainless steel truly sanitary? Right. Sanitary conveyors incorporate design features and capabilities that prevent food and water from accumulating. Among them, welds replace contamination-harboring fasteners where possible, and open-frame designs keep product from being trapped. 26 | MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY A common misconception, according to Kuhnz, is that all stainless-steel conveyors are sanitary. When the FSMA was announced a few years ago, many companies purchased stainless-steel models thinking they would be achieving high levels of sanitary SEPTEMBER 2016

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Maintenance Technology September 2016

Editorial
Uptime
On The Floor
Old-School Approach To New-World Technology
Art Meets Reliability Science
Commit To Safety
Robot-Human Interaction Getting Safer
Sanitary, Stainless Conveyors Not The Same
Reduce Hidden Process-Safety Costs
Pace Your Reliability Program
Win The War With 'Lubrication By Design'
SAP Tips And Tricks
Understand Pump Vibration
Select The Right Relay
Bearing Care
Clear Up HOA Confusion
Potato Waste Becomes Clean Water, Energy
Products
Showcase
Ad Index
Final Thought
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Uptime
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - On The Floor
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Old-School Approach To New-World Technology
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Commit To Safety
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Robot-Human Interaction Getting Safer
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Sanitary, Stainless Conveyors Not The Same
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Reduce Hidden Process-Safety Costs
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Pace Your Reliability Program
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Win The War With 'Lubrication By Design'
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - SAP Tips And Tricks
Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Understand Pump Vibration
Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Select The Right Relay
Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Bearing Care
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Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Clear Up HOA Confusion
Maintenance Technology September 2016 - Potato Waste Becomes Clean Water, Energy
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