Steve Windsor, Senior Development Engineer at Proseal, explains: “If a vacuum pump cannot be sited alongside the food packaging technology, then it has to be installed remotely and piped to the machine. This is a costly process, so it is in our customers’ best interest to have the pump positioned as near as possible to the food packaging system.
“Gardner Denver has created a stainless steel cover for its Elmo Rietschle VC 303 pump that is ideally suited to meet the needs of the wet environments in which our technologies operate. These enclosed pumps offer a very attractive ‘plug and play’ solution for Proseal.
“Developed to meet HACCP standards, our customers can feel confident that they’re investing in a system that is robust and built to last, which allows them to easily carry out the necessary hygiene and safety procedures that are required.
Gardner Denver has also supplied a range of Elmo Rietschle vacuum booster and oxygen compatible pumps throughout its working relationship with Proseal.
Steve Plane, UK Sales Manager for Vacuum and Blowers at Gardner Denver, adds: “Air quality and hygiene standards are, naturally, an important consideration in a food manufacturing environment. Most sites will follow the recognised principles of HACCP to make sure they are complying with food hygiene and safety legislation, removing any potential hazards or at least reducing these to an acceptable level.
“It has been great to partner with Proseal and develop an assured solution for our Elmo Rietschle VC 303 vacuum pump, which helps minimise the risk of contamination and meets HACCP standards.
“At Gardner Denver, we work with businesses to help identify and reduce any hygiene risks with a free site survey. This may then extend to working with the production team to ensure any equipment that could pose a risk is included in the site’s HACCP assessment. Please get in touch with us if you would like to find out more.”