NBE, Inc.
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Sanitary Bulk Tote Dumpers

Bulk Material Introduction and Sanitary Design

Processing and packaging facilities with sanitary operations know, as a matter of fact, it is their responsibility to produce safe product. Armed with this knowledge, production and operations management are now looking upstream, to the bulk material introduction stage, as one of the first steps to product safety. The design and construction of NBE sanitary bulk tote dumpers brings high-capacity, performance-proven duty; combined with optimal compliance contribution (OCC) to the upstream bulk material introduction stage to assist in product safety improvements through:

  • Preventing product contamination
  • Aligning equipment design with sanitary facility requirements
  • Improving labor efficiency
  • Reducing cleaning times
  • Minimizing consumables use
  • Protecting operations and inspection personnel
  • Enabling repeat validation and inspection compliance
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Producing Specifications Beyond the Standards

Materials of Construction

The application-specific materials of construction engineered into each NBE sanitary bulk tote dumper reflect the unique melding of NBE compliance knowledge and process engineering expertise. NBE sanitary bulk container dumpers bring to hygienic processing and packaging operations reduced cleaning time targets, reliable and repeatable validation, and confident inspection events.

> Type 316L Stainless Steel Sheet and Plate
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Type 316L Stainless Steel Sheet and Plate

Areas of product contact, and adjacent areas, are constructed of Type 316L stainless steel; continuous-weld seams, ground to a No. 4 finish, prevent microbial contamination.

Stainless Steel Surfaces
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> Carbon Steel Framework Finished to FDA Standards
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Carbon Steel Framework Finished to FDA Standards

When carbon steel is a specified, compliant material, those surfaces are first sandblasted, then fabricated with smooth-ground weld seams, and primed and painted with FDA-approved epoxy paint.

Carbon Steel Framework
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> Non-metallic Materials Specified to Ensure Compliance
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Non-metallic Materials Specified to Ensure Compliance

To ensure product safety and long-running in-use performance, non-metallic materials are specified to be non-toxic, non-absorbent, and non-exuding.

Non-metallic Materials
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Contaminant Protection & Abatement

The process-specific design of NBE sanitary bulk tote dumpers represents a comprehensive approach to maintaining a reliable and repeatable level of validation. NBE sanitary bulk tote dumper systems design and construction eliminates the resource waste and compliance worries common with process-inappropriate bulk container dumpers.

> Round Frame Members; Angled From Product Zone
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Round Beams and Cross Members; Angled From Product Zone

To prevent material accumulation and pooling of liquids, round framework beams and cross members, angled from product contact zones, move material and liquids away from product.

Round Beams and Cross Members
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> Internal Cut-outs Prevent Harboring of Contaminants
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Internal Corner Cut-outs Prevent Harboring of Contaminants

Where construction requirements present internal corners, internal corners are cutout from the assembly to prevent areas where contaminants may buildup and harbor.

Internal Corner Cut-outs
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> Integrated Material Release Openings
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Integrated Material Release Openings

Material release openings, integrated into framework and component structures, facilitate gravitational removal of migrant or residual materials; reducing material accumulation.

Integrated Material Release Openings
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Equipment Cleanability

NBE bulk tote dumpers, built specifically for sanitary processing and packaging applications, eliminate the added costs and hindrances to equipment cleaning, validation, and inspection that processors have had to tolerate from re-purposed, borderline-compliant bulk material tote dumpers. NBE sanitary tote dumpers reduce labor, consumables, and energy costs associated with cleaning events while improving optimal compliance contribution (OCC).

> No. 4 Finish, Hand-burnished Weld Seams
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No. 4 Finish, Hand-burnished Weld Seams

All weld seams are continuous welds; weld seams in product contact and adjacent areas are ground to a No. 4 finish; hand burnishing of weld seams aids material release and cleaning.

Burnished Weld Seams
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> Utility Lines and Hoses; Unbundled and Accessible
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Utility Lines and Hoses; Unbundled and Accessible

To prevent accumulation of food, dirt, or other organic matter, the utility lines and hoses are left unbundled, easing accessibility for cleaning and visual validation and inspection.

Unbundled Lines and Hoses
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> Single-piece, Laser-cut Frame Reduces Cleaning Steps
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Single-piece, Laser-cut Frame Reduces Cleaning Steps

Laser-cut from structural sheet, frame elements have no internal angles, corners, or welded seams common with tubular construction; reducing cleaning steps and consumables use.

Laser-cut Frame
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Equipment Accessibility

The protection of personnel is the first priority of NBE sanitary bulk material handling equipment design. NBE sanitary bulk tote dumpers work to ensure worker safety and performance-proven functionality while still fulfilling application-specific product safety requirements. NBE hygienic bulk container dumpers are built to provide accessibility, cleanability, and reliable inspection outcomes.

> Fully Enclosed, Tool-less Access Hydraulic Cabinet
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Fully Enclosed, Tool-less Access Hydraulic Cabinet

Fully enclosed hydraulic system; including pump, fluid, reservoir, and valve stack, is located behind and away from material flow, yet is fully visible and accessible without tools.

Fully Enclosed Hydraulic Cabinet
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> Tool-less Designs Ease Visual and Physical Access
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Tool-less Designs Ease Visual and Physical Access

Easy reach to the discharge hood and one-person, tool-less removal of the hatch gate enables safe, visual validation and inspection, and obstruction-free physical access to internal surfaces.

Tool-less Hatch Gate Removal
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> Enclosure Stand-offs Prevent Internal Angles
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Enclosure Stand-offs Prevent Internal Angles

A laser-cut enclosure inset with four highly polished, precision stand-offs suspend enclosures away from framework surfaces, providing open separation for cleaning and inspection.

Enclosure Stand-offs
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Sanitary Compliance

Sanitary-specific Construction

Optimal Compliance Contribution (OCC)

Optimal Compliance Contribution

Materials of Construction:
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Sanitary Materials of Construction

Product Safety:
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Sanitary Product Safety

Equipment Cleanability:
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Sanitary Equipment Cleanability

Equipment Accessibility:
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Sanitary Equipment Accessibility