News and Insights
New ThermoDrive A23 Material Extends Belt Life on Snack Inclines
Warm or hot conditions in snack food processing can take a toll on conventional polyurethane belts, dramatically shortening a belt’s useful life. Intralox's new ThermoDrive A23 material is designed to overcome these challenges, making it ideal for incline applications in the snack industry.
- September 29, 2020
Intralox Unveils Latest Update to Singulator Portfolio
Separating and singulating at unsurpassed throughput within a small footprint is now possible with the release of the Intralox Smart Singulator. The Smart Singulator takes a bulk flow of small parcels and de-stacks, identifies, and singulates that flow into a single-file flow of items.
- August 25, 2020
Managing Preventive Maintenance in 3 Critical Situations
There are certain things food processors never want to hear, answer for, or experience: food safety complaints and unscheduled downtime. What can you do to keep them from happening in your plant? We identify three critical situations food processors face and what you can do to apply preventive maintenance practices in each case to achieve operational excellence and food safety.
- August 17, 2020
The Risks of Automation
On its surface, the decision to automate the back end of a food processing plant might seem obvious. Whether that area is fully manual or partially automated, increasing automation from packer to palletizer can only help, right? The answer is a resounding “yes” …usually. But there are risks that must—and can—be avoided.
- August 17, 2020
Choosing the Right Packaging Line Layout
Wrong choices can be costly. As one corporate engineering manager for an international food company puts it, “We think about conveyance last and end up paying the price for it.” Even a cutting-edge line layout can become a burden if it’s not right for your plant or situation. How can you know which system to choose?
- May 18, 2020