Alba worked with the integrator to provide a 5-strand conveyor design that had open passageways and a reduced number of bolted areas where two surfaces could create traps for moisture.
During equipment wash down, bolted together, uncleanable, large surface areas created hazards that needed to be avoided. Being able to deliver conveyors with an open design and rust resistance was essential and it would be priced well below 100% stainless steel construction. Since the end-product was packaged and didn’t have direct contact with the conveyor system, there wasn’t any need for full stainless steel.
Alba developed a design to meet the functional aspects of this project that also met the needs and requests of the end user. Alba provided 5-strand drag chain conveyors with epoxy painted frames and tread plates. The sprockets, axles, and drive shafts were zinc plated. Stainless steel flange bearings were used on the drive shaft per the customer’s request. The conveyors were supplied with SEW Eurodrive gear motors with a Food Industry IP Package which included food grade lubricant, epoxy painted surfaces, and stainless collars. The motors were also sealed to an IP69 rating for environmental protection.