Need to resolve a sanitation issue so you can spend less time cleaning and more time moving material? Is too much dust leaving your conveyors and compromising the safety and cleanliness of your facility? Do you simply need to streamline your operation and improve throughput efficiency? If any of these problems apply to your application, Hapman can help you solve them.
One of the biggest bulk material handling challenges is maintaining product integrity from start to finish. The constant particle-to-particle contact during the conveying and material handling processes break down the material quality and lead to a litany of consequences to your bottom line.
As it relates to bulk material handling equipment, cleanability is an industry term that has varying degrees of requirements. We understand your need for sanitary material handling and work to provide equipment and systems that meet your in-plant and industry requirements for clean standards.
Because of the traditional, labor-intensive nature of a batch-focused operation, batching has been a long-standing challenge for processors. Effectively handling small volumes of dry material, thoroughly cleaning equipment and components, and minimizing downtime between operations are the common profit-killing hurdles batch processors face.
Downtime due to a mechanical issue with your equipment is one thing. Downtime due to an inspection violation is another. It’s our job to be aware of increasingly stringent operational and safety regulations, and we engineer our material handling equipment to be in compliance with all of them.
There are a number of factors that influence whether your material segregates as it moves through the process. The size, shape, density and moisture content of your ingredients; the speed of transfer; whether you convey mechanically or with air; the length and angle of the conveyor; even the presence of static electricity impacts the stability of your blend.
If not automated and controlled precisely, your process and packaging lines can hinder your production schedule and lower your cost per unit. Making the investment in the right bulk material handling and conveying equipment is only part of the equation for adding to your bottom line.