Solutions for the Food & Beverage Industry

Gentle and Sanitary Transport of Sensitive Product

The production of food and beverage products is subject to strict legal regulations. Cleanliness and sanitation are the most important requirements. At the same time, modern products need to have unique packaging to make them stand apart from the crowd.

mk has extensive expertise working with sectors with stringent sanitation requirements and offers specially developed conveyor technology and interlink systems for a range of packaged and unpackaged food and beverage products.

For applications in the food and beverage industry, this means:

  • Automation and interlinking solutions for gentle handling and transport of packaged and unpackaged food products
  • Strict cleanliness and sanitation standards according to the requirements of the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA (no toxic substances, no allergens, no contamination, no nickel, easy and intensive cleaning, etc.)
  • Consistently high product quality with high cycle rates, maximum reliability of processes and maximum system availability

Solutions from mk

Special products need special solutions. We at mk use only certified components that allow our customers to work as safely, efficiently and hygienically as possible. Aluminium machines are used for handling packaged food and beverage products, whereas unpackaged food requires stainless INOX steel.

Blue and white wear strips and belts help you detect foreign particles caused by wear and abrasion. These are easy to install and replace. We have special belts for products with volatile oils, solvents, etc. To prevent contamination, the drives are not situated above the main transport line. Conveyors can also be designed with metal-free sections to allow for quality assurance tests involving metal detection.

mk’s portfolio includes profile technology that can reliably withstand the powerful water jets used in cleaning. Furthermore, all components are designed to eliminate obstructed spaces and corners where dirt can accumulate, making the system easy to clean.

mk’s references include, among others, solutions for vegetables, liquids, chocolate, nut granules, fruit gums, baked goods and tobacco products.

Belt Conveyor for Granules 01

Problem definition
Unpackaged granules need to be transported in a food production application. The conveyor technology needs to provide constant transport in a straight line; there are no requirements regarding the position or orientation of the product being conveyed. The system is part of the...

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Verkettungen für  die Lebensmittelproduktion 01

Problem definition
Food production application requires automated interlinking of multiple production steps and circulation of pallets. Multiple pallets with relatively high loads need to be transported. The conveyor systems need to be able to buffer the pallets. Pass-through clearances need to be...

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Puffern von Paletten 01

Problem definition
Stacked pallets need to be dynamically buffered in a food production application. A storage capacity of about 500 pallets is required, which corresponds to about 30,000 products.

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Buffer consisting of ZRF-P 2040.02 timing belt conveyors on two levels. The timing belt...

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Lifts for Packaged Food Products 01

Problem definition
Stacked pallets in a food production application need to be lifted so that they can be buffered on multiple levels. Pallet stacks weighing 50 kg each need to be transported. The stroke length is approximately 3300 mm. The machine needs to lift and lower but also convey in order to...

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Turn Station with Lift-and-Traverse Conveyor

Problem definition
In a food production application, stacked pallets need to be rotated by 90° and then further transported in the same direction so that they can be transferred to a buffer system. The pallets have a length/width ratio of 1 : 2.5, which is unfavourable for rotary motion. One pallet...

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Erweiterung von Verkettungen 02

Problem definition
An existing interlink for transferring pallets in a food production application needs to be expanded. Capacities and production need to be increased from about 500 pallets to around 1500 pallets. This corresponds to approximately 100,000 products in the final expansion stage....

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Stainless Steel Belt Conveyor 01

Problem definition
Transporting unpackaged food products to which granules are adhered. The food products are transported laterally onto a horizontal transport line. They need to be transported away and conveyed upwards at an angle. Applicable food production regulations need to be complied with.

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Mobile test bench with storage system in a maritime container 01

Problem definition
For a testing process, an entire system needs to be integrated into a maritime container so that the system can be used worldwide. Space is therefore extremely limited. A worker sorts the products to be tested into containers. The containers need to be conveyed into the system,...

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Mobile test bench with storage system in a maritime container 06

Problem definition
In a testing process, containers need to be fed into a storage system and then discharged. After they are fed into the system, the containers need to be shaken and then positioned so that a robot can remove a sample. A worker fills the containers with products to be tested and...

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Mobile test bench with storage system in a maritime container 05

Problem definition
To feed and discharge containers from a multi-level storage system, the containers need to be raised to the various storage levels and then lowered again by a parallel storage line. The available space is very limited. The machine should be as reliable and require as little...

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