As food-borne illnesses become increasingly more frequent, the construction and maintenance of food processing machinery grows more specific and important. There are some common things that need to be attended to when fabricating all types of food processing equipment parts made out of metal. For food processing equipment, the exact use of materials and machining help ensure food safety. Only certain materials and metals are appropriate for food processing applications and knowledge of such is highly critical for part manufacturers.
The first thing that has to be considered when fabricating food processing equipment parts is to make sure that you are using food-grade materials. The most common food-grade metal for fabricating metal food processing equipment parts is 304 stainless steel, which can be acquired as sheet or tube stock, depending on the nature of the final product.
An experienced fabricator that regularly works with clients in the food processing industry will have a system in place for handling stainless steel so that it doesn’t become contaminated by other metals in their facility. Usually, this involves a segregated area of the shop just for stainless steel materials and work-in-process.
What is more, equipments for food processing deals with high quantities of product on a daily basis. These hardworking metal components work overtime around the clock and need regular attention and maintenance. There are some common things that need to be attended to when fabricating all types of food processing equipment parts made out of metal.
ByTune has rich experienced in designing and fabricating custom parts for the food processing industry and more. We use a thorough process from the first step to the final to ensure each machine and part is crafted with care and precision. This involves assessing the purpose of the machine, creating a design to fulfill that purpose and match any customer specifications.