With several food categories seeing a significant uplift during the pandemic, Spiroflow, the Clitheroe-based manufacturer of dry ingredients conveying and bulk bag handling equipment, is reporting increased demand for their innovative mobile sack tip unit with conveyor, providing food processors with scalability during this unprecedented time.
Perfect for adding seasoning, salt and seeds to convenience and snack food products from ground floor up to seasoning drums, or other processing equipment, the sack tip unit offers processors flexibility as the system can be moved easily to a cleaning area or if space is limited.
Consisting of a flexible screw conveyor, an agitator and a hopper with a dust hood, the system helps to reduce the manual handling by consistently dosing seasoning into a process line. The action of the conveyor ensures the material is being constantly remixed, which is particularly important when a product is a specific blend that needs to remain consistent.
The simplicity of the conveyor system makes cleaning a simple operation which is essential if batch changes occur. The electric motor may be reversed to empty the conveyor of residual ingredients. It can then be fully stripped down in minutes for cleaning and product changeovers, and the spiral can be quickly removed from the tube, with optional quick release connectors enabling rapid dismantling and reassembly to minimise downtime.
Spiroflow has been a global leader in the field of powder handling and dry bulk solids processing for more than 45 years.