Hoist UK provide a range of overhead material lifting and handling equipment that is optimised for use in the food service applications.
Hoists and lifting equipment for the food industry are not necessarily classified as 'clean room' as clean room hoists are designed to work in a clean atmosphere where air is filtered and purified and the hoist is routinely wiped down to prevent a build up of dust.
Food grade hoists are designed for use in clean environments like commercial kitchens and mass production facilities. A hoist for the food industry requires stainless steel components and corrosion-resistant surfaces, and is intended for use in a room that is water sprayed and chemically sanitised regularly.
Lifting equipment for the food industry also uses food grade lubricant so in the event oil drips from the seal, the product would not be contaminated.
Cleanrooms are necessary in industries like pharmaceutical, semi-conductor manufacture, food production and aerospace, where facilities with very low levels of environmental pollutants are needed. Achieving and maintaining the necessary extreme levels of cleanliness, while still operating heavy equipment such as to lift and manoeuvre racks of products, requires a very special level of expertise.
The demand for cleanroom facilities within manufacturing processes continues to rise and in-line with this demand, the need for appropriate lifting equipment increases. This can be seen within the rise in hi-tech manufacturing, particularly electronics that must be made and assembled in a dust free hygienic environment, as one of the dominating requirements driving the need for purpose designed cleanroom lifting equipment.
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