National Bulk Equipment, Inc.
Sanitary Bulk Bag Filler, FIBC LoaderSanitary Bulk Tote Dumper, Container DischargerSanitary Bulk Bag Unloader, FIBC FillerSanitary Bag Dump StationSanitary Product Recovery and Material Reclamation

Sanitary Bulk Bag Fillers

Providing Optimal Compliance Contribution (OCC)

Every sanitary bulk bag filler manufactured by NBE is specifically designed and built to the unique sanitary requirements of the application. This application-specific engineering method, combined with the performance-proven construction and controls infrastructure of NBE sanitary bulk bag filler systems, ensures NBE bulk bag filling systems will provide optimal compliance contribution (OCC) in even the most rigorous sanitary processing or packaging applications, by aiding in:

  • Reducing cleaning times
  • Improving labor efficiency
  • Minimizing consumables use
  • Preventing product contamination
  • Protecting operations and inspection personnel
  • Producing desired validation and inspection outcomes
  • Aligning with sanitary facility design principles
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Producing Specifications Beyond the Standards

Materials of Construction

NBE bulk bag fillers are built based on pre-production HACCP assessments that guide the determination of the system’s framework and component materials of construction. This pro-active effort ensures the highest compatibility with the specifications and conditions of the process, material, and production environment.

> 304-2b Stainless Steel Framework, Sheet, and Plate
304-2b

304-2b Stainless Steel Framework, Sheet, and Plate

Areas of product contact, and adjacent areas, are constructed of Type 304-2b stainless steel, with continuous-weld seams ground to a No. 4 finish.

Stainless Steel Framework
304-2b
> 32 Ra Finish on Product Contact & Component Surfaces
32ra

32 Ra Finish on Product Contact & Component Surfaces

To improve material release during operation, and to simplify cleaning, many product contact surfaces and components are polished to a 32 Ra.

Polished Sanitary Surfaces
32ra
> Non-metallic Materials Specified to Ensure Compliance
uhmw

Non-metallic Materials Specified to Ensure Compliance

Temperature-, pressure-, and corrosion-resistant materials, such as UHMW polyethylene, are specified to speed cleaning and validation; without compromise to performance.

UHMW Polythylene
uhmw
> Carbon Steel Treated and Finished to FDA Standards
epoxy

Carbon Steel Treated and Finished to FDA Standards

When carbon steel is a required specification, the surfaces are sandblasted, fabricated with smooth-ground weld seams, then primed and painted with FDA-approved epoxy paint.

Fork Lift Loading
epoxy

Contaminant Protection & Abatement

Protecting sanitary product from contaminates and preventing contaminant accumulation on equipment are vital, application-specific functions inherent in the design of NBE sanitary bulk bag fillers. Engineered to reduce, or eliminate, the presence of contaminants; NBE sanitary bulk bag filler systems simplify cleaning requirements before cleaning even begins.

> USDA-approved Material Protection Shuttle Tray
shuttle

USDA-approved Material Protection Shuttle Tray

Surrounding the fill head, the shuttle tray protects product contact zones that are near to, and below the fill head from the unlikely presence of migrant contaminants.

Stainless Steel Framework
shuttle
> Flat Surfaces Turned 45-degrees to Horizontal
45degrees

Flat Surfaces Turned 45-degrees to Horizontal

Flat surfaces above, or near, product zones are fabricated to ensure the surfaces are turned at least 45-degrees from horizontal and angled away from product zones.

Stainless Steel Framework
45degrees
> Enclosed Conveyor Drive System Protects Product
enclosed

Enclosed Conveyor Drive System Protects Product

Conveyor drive system enclosure and sealing method protects drive mechanism from migrant contaminants; open-bottom design promotes material release.

Enclosed Conveyor Drive
enclosed
> Fully Enclosed, Tool-less Access Hydraulic Cabinet
hydraulic

Fully Enclosed, Tool-less Access Hydraulic Cabinet

Hydraulic system; pump, fluid, reservoir, and valve stack, though located behind and away from material flow, are fully enclosed on all six sides to protect product from fluid contaminants.

Stainless Steel Framework
hydraulic

Equipment Cleanability

The application-specific construction of NBE sanitary bulk bag fillers eliminates the added costs and hindrances to cleanability that processing and packaging operations have to tolerate from force-fit units. NBE sanitary bulk bag filling systems reduce the labor, consumables, energy, and risk typical from re-purposed, general industrial equipment.

> Enclosure Stand-off Design Eliminates Internal Angles
standoff

Enclosure Stand-off Design Eliminates Internal Angles

The system enclosures have polished, precision stand-offs that suspend the enclosure away from the framework to eliminate internal angles and simplify cleaning, validation, and inspection.

Internal Angles
standoff
> Continuous-weld Seams Ground to No. 4 Finish
seams

Continuous-weld Seams Ground to No. 4 Finish

To prevent material build-up, weld seams in product contact and adjacent areas are continuous welds that are ground to a No. 4 finish to eliminate pits, dimples, and crevices.

Stainless Steel Framework
seams
> Laser-cut Structural Elements Reduce Internal Angles
laser

Laser-cut Structural Elements Reduce Internal Angles

Single-piece, laser-cut structural elements replace tubular framework construction and eliminate weld joints, corners, and angles where contaminate build-up occurs.

Stainless Steel Framework
laser
> Hermetically sealed Connectors & Components
hermeticallysealed

Hermetically sealed Connectors & Components

Sensitive controls and connectors are hermetically sealed for protection from particles and moisture, and to resist possible damage from air pressure and chemicals during cleaning.

Stainless Steel Framework
hermeticallysealed

Equipment Accessibility

The protection of personnel is the first priority of NBE systems engineering. Within that priority, NBE sanitary bulk bag fillers provide exceptional functional performance, exceeding that of typical industrial designs, while ensuring easy access to enclosed and guarded areas. Accessible design improves cleanability. Accessible, cleanable equipment protects personnel and product.

> Tool-less Access simplifies Validation and Inspection
visual

Tool-less Access simplifies Validation and Inspection

A tri-clamp fitting provides quick, tool-less access to enclosed and guarded areas. A 9.525 mm thick, shatterproof viewing shield speeds visual validation and inspection.

Stainless Steel Framework
visual
> Unbundled Utilities Aid Validation and Inspection Access
unbundled

Unbundled Utilities Aid Validation and Inspection Access

Consistent with regulatory standards and guidelines for visual validation and inspection, unbundled utilities also aid in material release, improving cleaning effectiveness.

Stainless Steel Framework
unbundled
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