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mk North America's Sanitary Conveyors Aid In Food Safety Compliance

 

Few initiatives have been as critical to food safety awareness as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Signed into law by President Obama in 2011, the FSMA is a system of rules and regulations aimed at preventing contamination and recalls throughout the food industry.

Since its inception, national food recalls have dropped significantly. According to Pro Food World, a comparison of FSMA data with FDA recall data reveals that national food recalls have reached a five-year-low.

As impressive as this is, it’s important for food plants to keep this admirable safety momentum alive.

If you’re a food plant manager, you may be wondering: If we’re already in compliance, how can we improve our prevention methods even more?

By ensuring that you’re utilizing machines--like sanitary conveyors--that are designed to augment your existing food safety.

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The Importance of Having Conveyor Spare Parts

Conveyor spare parts keep your line up and running. 

Keeping conveyor spare parts in-stocks means:

  • having the ability to implement a maintenance plan - either PM or PdM
  • being prepared for the unexpected
    • Unexpected failures can come from a variety of sources, including acts-of-nature, operator, and upstream failures

Not only do our conveyor manuals include maintenance schedules, but they also include part lists for the conveyor. Not all conveyors are alike in length, width, speed and load capacity; there are certain spare parts in the manual that indicate that you should contact mk North America for more information. 

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How to Choose The Right Conveyor System For Your Application

While it often takes a variety of different machines and processes to make a manufacturing facility truly productive, few machines are as vital as conveyor systems. After all, conveyors are the champions of material handling. From medical supplies to auto parts, conveyors can be made to carry just about anything up or down the production line.

Still, in order to reap the benefits of automated conveyor systems, it’s important to pick a conveyor that best suits the needs of your process. In this article, we’ll explain how to choose the conveyor that will give you the best results.

In order to reach a sound decision, we recommend that you start by asking yourself five essential questions.

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Improve Medical Product Handling With The Right Conveyor

Within the medical manufacturing industry, there is perhaps nothing more important than quality control. It is, after all, an industry filled with special rules and regulations. By the time the products reach the consumer, they are expected to be free of contamination.

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3 Benefits of Automated Conveyor Systems

It’s no secret that automation is booming in the manufacturing industry. According to the International Federation of Robotics, robot sales in the United States have increased significantly since 2010. Why? “[To achieve the] necessary modernization of domestic production facilities.” Indeed, automation is moving the manufacturing industry into a more modern, efficient direction. Just look at the positive impact Kiva’s robotics have had on Amazon’s bottom line: Kiva’s automated picking and packing robots saved Amazon roughly $22 million in operating expenses.

In order for production facilities to compete--and thrive--in this fast growing landscape, managers should automate key processes. In addition to picking and packing, manufacturing plants should adopt smarter conveyor technologies too.

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