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
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 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.
|> 32 Ra Finish on Product Contact & Component Surfaces
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.
|> Non-metallic Materials Specified to Ensure Compliance
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.
|> Carbon Steel Treated and Finished to FDA Standards
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.
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
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.
|> Flat Surfaces Turned 45-degrees to Horizontal
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.
|> Enclosed Conveyor Drive System Protects Product
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.
|> Fully Enclosed, Tool-less Access Hydraulic Cabinet
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.
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
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.> View Detail
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.
|> Continuous-weld Seams Ground to No. 4 Finish
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.
|> Laser-cut Structural Elements Reduce Internal Angles
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.
|> Hermetically sealed Connectors & Components
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.
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.