Luxme launches USDA-accepted CIP Conveyor

In response to industry demands for an enclosed, hygienic, certified solution for conveying all types of dairy products, Luxme International has launched a food-grade tubular chain conveyor, believed to be the only USDA-accepted solution for transporting large quantities of dairy using this specific method.

The SaniLux Tubular Chain Conveyor adheres to the highest standards of food hygiene. Luxme says the enclosed system is beneficial in keeping the product protected from atmospheric, airborne contaminants and other bacterial elements.

Optional independent clean-in-place (CIP) technology is isolated from the upstream or downstream machinery and interlocked for operation. As well as ensuring the conveyor is sanitised to industry standards, the CIP technology avoids the dismantling and reassembly of equipment and is capable of cleaning Luxme’s SaniLux system from dry to dry in just 60 minutes. The chain assembly for the CIP washdown application is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Luxme’s new conveyor comprises a fixed drive and tension assembly, which automatically tensions the chain continuously during the process and regulates it according to friction, product flow and variation in atmospheric/product temperature. Capable of 300, 500 or 1,100 ft3/hr capacities, Luxme says the system is suited for the automatic conveying of all types of dry or wet dairy products – from milk and whey powders to egg shells and cheese – at any stage of receiving, processing and packaging.

Additionally, by enclosing ingredients during the conveying process, the USDA-accepted SaniLux system reduces the risk of pathogen and allergen contamination. The independent CIP technology of Luxme’s conveyor also ensures the conveyor is free from residues between batches without adversely affecting the product quality and efficiency of a factory line.

Navam Jagan, president of Luxme International, stated: “As well as providing manufacturers with peace of mind that their system is microbiologically clean, machinery designed to a recognised standard such as the SaniLux Tubular Chain Conveyor typically requires less cleaning time, saving on water, product, labour costs, and energy.”

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