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Integrating Metal Detector Heads: What You Need to Know

It’s a simple fact. Metal does not belong in food items. No matter how it might find its way there, it must be found and removed before it reaches the consumer. Meat, poultry and vegetable processors, in particular, depend on metal detectors to keep food safe. In fact, it’s a requirement. If you are starting […]

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Food Conveyor Clean Out Ports: The Pros and Cons

Bacteria are tough. They can inhabit acidic hot springs, radioactive waste, deep ocean volcanic vents…and your food conveyor. In the Battle of the Bacteria, every day involves another Seek and Destroy Mission. The problem is, if you can’t seek, you can’t destroy. That’s where food conveyor clean out ports come in. No Place to Hide […]

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CleanLockers™ Solve an Often-Overlooked Sanitation Problem

Having spent over 20 years manufacturing equipment for the food processing industry, we’ve been inside a lot of facilities. What did many of them have in common? Locker rooms at risk for sanitation issues. While manufacturers usually maintain their focus on keeping their main processing area clean, they tend to forget that locker rooms need […]

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Wear Strips: Reduce Friction That Can Fray Conveyor Belts

Without conveyor belts, your products are going nowhere. But the same constant movement that keeps your goods in motion takes a toll on the belt material as it rubs against rollers and the table bed. The weight of the product creates downward pressure, increasing the amount of contact. When surfaces move against each other, the […]

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Laser Etching Produces Sanitation-Friendly Info Tags

Here’s the thing. Labeling and food handling aren’t always a good mix. The most common methods for affixing information to equipment involves either paper labels or engraved steel tags spot-welded or bolted onto the machinery. Neither is the best idea in certain industries, especially food production and pharmaceuticals. Paper labels can be torn or ripped […]

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Turn Things Around with an Eaglestone Washdown Turntable

Sometimes simple is better. Take our Washdown Turntables, for example. The basic turntable concept has been used in food processing plants for many years. That’s because the uncomplicated design does the job perfectly with minimum hassle and expense. And while automated packing is becoming more common, our Washdown Turntables continue to be a very necessary […]

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Top Trends in Sanitary Conveyors: Part 2 of 2 – Design

Food processors are extremely demanding – and with good reason. Every consumer who uses products from their operations depends on the sanitary handling of food items during the entire preparation process. In our last article, we discussed fabrication methods that deny bacteria places to hide and allow the best possible result from sanitary wash-downs. Let’s […]

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