In a post pandemic world, the number of manufacturers focusing on improving hygiene standards has increased. Here, Marcus Schneck, CEO of norelem Normelemente KG, looks at how its range of hygienic DESIGN products offer several benefits, particularly in the food and drink industry.
norelem’s Hygienic DESIGN range of standard components can deliver the highest hygiene standards while increasing manufacturing efficiencies. The materials used to make the components give them a longer lifetime. In addition, the products are designed with special radii, transitions, bevels and surfaces designed to prevent wetting; therefore making them easier to clean. Through the reductions in downtime and maintenance time that the products offer, norelem insists the manufacturers will be able to operate more efficiently.
In addition, the Hygienic DESIGN standard components ensure minimal contamination from harmful microorganisms that cause illness or degrade product quality, as well as allergens, across production lines. These product specifications are all striving for reductions in maintenance time and a cleaner, safer manufacturing space, ensuring a prolonged lifetime of the machinery overall.
The stricter guidelines for food manufacturing, as well as the products innate benefits have made for an increased demand for Hygienic DESIGN products from manufacturers. As guidelines become stricter, changes to the technology are going to be required, which is why norelem are working continuously to expand the Hygienic DESIGN range over the coming years.
The benefits of using standard components rather than custom components in food and drink manufacturing are numerous. The most appealing to manufacturers is the reduction in costs and design time. A bespoke system is made to order and has a high cost associated with it, whereas standard components are high in stock and have short delivery times. Additionally, standard components have guaranteed functions and a compiled number of special design properties such as radii and surfaces. But the most beneficial is that standard components can be quickly and easily exchanged in case of the need for repair, whereas a bespoke system would have to be reordered, and operations would be put on hold.
When designing and choosing Hygienic DESIGN products, engineers and manufacturers must take the current guidelines into consideration as well as any outside influences, such as contact with aggressive media, or the temperature range the products can withstand.
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