Stainless steel is widely used for producing automated products in the food industry, such as packaging equipment, sophisticated weight machinery, cutting and processing machinery, and conveyor frames and assemblies.
When manufacturing components and assemblies for automation in the food industry, C H Barnett uses food-grade stainless steel. This enables us to be able to comply with the various standards and Codes of Practice that govern the food industry. The European Hygiene and Design Group’s guidelines set out a number of requirements relating to the materials used for equipment in contact with food, one of which is the use of food-grade stainless steel.
Stainless steel offers excellent corrosion resistance as well as a clean and sanitary finish, which makes it perfect for the automated processing of most classes of food products. It also safeguards against corrosion from harsh cleaning solutions used to sanitise the products after use.
Why do companies choose CH Barnett?
We have a wealth of experience in the manufacture of stainless steel automated products, components and assemblies for the food industry. With this expertise we are able to help our customers develop new products and improve existing ones.
- Exceptional care taken during the fabrication process – from start to finish
Following strict quality management processes, all steps are taken to ensure a contaminant-free, sanitary fabrication that meets the food industry’s standards. From the use of high precision laser cutting, to TIG and MIG welding to protect the edges and welds from contamination, every process is undertaken with a great degree of care and attention.
- Shot blasting for a perfect finish
To ensure that our fabrications are free from lines, bumps, grooves and pits, and are easy to clean – such that there are no areas where bacteria or contaminants can hide – we carry out thorough shot blasting.
- Ensuring against cross-contamination
We only use stainless steel and aluminium in our production facility, which ensures that there is no cross-contamination from other metals and alloys such as mild steel. In addition, our finishing processes are carried out in a dedicated room, ensuring a contaminant free fabrication.
If you would like to find out more about stainless steel for automation in the food industry, or would like to discuss your next project, please get in touch with us today.