IPPE 2016

Interroll on a roll with hygienic belt drive

By Rod Addy contact

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Interroll's latest drives are easy to control and clean, supporting high hygiene standards
Interroll's latest drives are easy to control and clean, supporting high hygiene standards

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Interroll was promoting its latest range of hygienic belt drives at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) 2016 at the Georgia World Congress Centre in Atlanta from January 26-28.

The material handling equipment and systems company was displaying its Interroll Drum Motor, which conforms to US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Federal Department of Agriculture and National Science Foundation guidelines.

In addition, its Interroll Asynchronous Drum Motor (models 113i, 138i, 165i and 217i) has secured USDA approval for compliance with guidelines for sanitary design and meat, poultry and dairy processing equipment.

Challenging wash-downs

The motors could also handle challenging wet and high-pressure wash-downs, Interoll claimed. They were easy to install, could be cleaned and disinfected regularly using high pressure water, steam and chemicals, it said.

The business’ equipment has been endorsed by Butterball, a major global turkey supplier exporting more than 100 million pounds of products annually to more than 50 countries.

“Hygiene is extremely important to us and that’s why we rely on the Interroll Drum Motor,”​ said Jeff Evers, director of engineering and maintenance at Butterball.

Food safety critical

Tim McGill, president of Interroll North and South America, said: “We understand how critical food safety is in processing environments …

“Extensive research and development has been put into the Interroll Drum Motor, and our participation in the voluntary certification process speaks to the confidence we have in it.”

Interroll Drum Motor features include

  • USDA Equipment Acceptance Certificate (meat, poultry, dairy)
  • Configured to drive all modular belting applications
  • FDA-rated vulcanised lagging
  • Leak escape feature in shaft
  • Surface finish less than 30 micro-inches on shell and shafts

Interroll offers rollers, drives, conveyors & sorters and pallet & carton flow equipment and serves 23,000 customers around the world, such as Walmart and Bosch.

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