A lot of food and personal care processing facilities hire staff to manually scoop out product from a drum. Some even clamp the drum, raise it and then dump the product directly into a kettle.
After this initial process, they will spray water to remove the residual material from the bottom and sides of the drum.
These processes are OH&S nightmares and can be hazardous due to potential employee injury and food safety.
Installing a drum unloading system can help prevent both of these issues within a processing facility.
Drum Unloaders Save Processors Time and Money
It usually take over 30 minute to manually scoop or to clamp up a drum and dump it into the kettle and then spray out the residual with water.
A drum unloader takes about 5 minute.
In additional, the manual processes will introduce water to the material and the water needs to be removed at a later part. As a result, more time and money are needed to remove the contaminants from the product.
Reduce The Amount Of Residual Product Left Behind
A high-performing drum unloader with an inflatable wiper seal will leave behind less than 1 percent residual product. This contributes to overall cost-saving.
A Safer & Cleaner Workplace
Think about the potential of contamination when people are leaning over drums and manually scooping the product. Open drum also expose the product to airborne bacteria, something a drum unloading system can easily eliminate.
Having a drum unloader in place also reduce employee’s injury risk and improve plant personnel safety.
Our Recent Project
All Pumps customised and supplied a mobile Graco Saniforce drum unloading system with protection barriers and piping for a food processing plant in Australia.
The drum unloading system was able to be washed according to sanitary standards with the pump being FDA and 3A approved. Beside being a great solution for unloading multiple drums, it also reduce time, cost and employee’s injury risk.
Factory Acceptance Test and related documentation was also provided to the customer.
A Saniforce drum unloader is capable of unloading a regular tomato paste drum in 4 minute, with diluting the material.
It can unload medium to high viscosity products, up to 500,000 cps, from 55-gallon containers.
About Saniforce Drum Pumps & Unloaders
Saniforce by Graco has a wide range of drum pumps, diaphragm pumps & bin unloaders. They are efficient, low-maintenance and suitable for a wide array of applications.
All Pumps has been importing, servicing and supplying Saniforce pumps in Australia for many years and will be more than capable of answering any doubts or questions you have. Know more.