Select your area of interest below. The UniTrak solutions we describe come from over 35 years’ experience solving the specific handling challenges of the food industry.
|Challenge:||Avoiding breakage of very fragile products, such as potato chips and extruded or pellet snacks, while elevating from inspection table to distribution systems; or when feeding to form/fill/seal; or when conveying from fryer.|
TipTrak™ the gentlest of all conveyors. TipTrak bucket elevators run on a continuous rubber “chain” with no moving parts. Vibration and jarring are minimal.
Our many customers around the world have typically chosen an Open TipTrak™ bucket conveyor, with Lexan® guarding for personnel protection. (Some clients with dust-containment issues have chosen a PEC TipTrak™.)
Products being handled by TipTrak™
For high-temperature applications, such as handling hot chips from the fryer, we developed a food-grade nylon bucket and belting that will resist product temperatures of up to 375°F/ 190.5°C.
|Challenge:||Convey very friable, dry, hot products (e.g. pasta elbows, penne, vermicelli, egg noodles) from dryer to pre-dryer, or from dryer to intermediate storage or packaging without damage to product.|
|Solution:||A TipTrak™ bucket elevator protects your product with the gentlest handling of any mechanical conveyor. Heat issues are resolved with the use of food-grade, heat-resistant buckets and belting. Most of our customers for dryer applications have chosen an Open Model TipTrak™ bucket elevator.|
|Solution:||If product breakage is less of a concern (e.g. for bran, salt, starches, flour, yeast, rice, flavourings, dry pasta mix, etc), a flex auger (flexible screw) conveyor or a Powderflight™ aeromechanical conveyor deliver reliable, dust-free throughput. (Note: these conveyor systems, unlike TipTrak™, are not suitable for continuous use.)|
Low-maintenance handling of very dusty products, such as rice/pasta mixes.
Where dust is an issue, a TipTrak’s continuous rubber “chain” has no moving parts and requires no lubrication. Dust has no place to adhere and harden. Maintenance and cleaning downtime are dramatically reduced. TipTrak™ bucket elevators
When dust containment is also a concern, our customers typically choose a PEC model TipTrak™