At SPG 2015, ScanBelt launched a new conveyor belt that is ideal for shrimp production due to the unique design of the drainage holes. The reverse side of the belt is designed with large open areas and angles larger than 90 degrees so that ScanBelt can offer seafood manufacturers the most hygienic solution on the market in this belt size.
In order to meet the demands in the market for more hygienic solutions, ScanBelt has developed the new conveyor belt in cooperation with equipment manufacturers and specialized companies within hygiene.
“All conveyor belts are in direct contact with the shrimp and therefore, it is very important that it is easy to clean in order to minimize bacteria growth on the belt. By designing a reverse side with open areas and angles larger than ninety degrees the belt is easy to clean and maintain,” explains Carl Erik Taxbro, Vice President Sales at Scanbelt.
”In addition, the belt has a completely new design of the openings for drainage and this makes the belt ideal for products such as shrimp. We already closed several orders on different continents for both shrimp and mussels,” he adds.
PRODUCTS DO NOT STICK TO THE BELT
Besides the hygienic conveyor belt, ScanBelt also launched a new nub-top belt at SPG 2015. This belt type is developed in cooperation with an American machine manufacturer that needed a solution for a more effective transport of the products between several belts.
“Together with the machine manufacturer, we developed a solution with nubs, so that the contact surface between the belt and the products is reduced. Combined with plastic materials with high release properties, this ensures that the products are easily transferred throughout the production process. In this way the manufacturers avoid expensive downtime,” explains Carl Erik Taxbro.