Businesses today now look for cost-effective ways to maximize food and drugs manufacture, they also look into maximizing the capacity of their processes and production equipment. This has been the new drive for businesses since it was reported that US food and drink sales have reached a record of 80 billion for the first time in history.
This business drive has made us manufacture a yet effective and outstanding solution to achieve a rapid increase in production capacity by producing a device called a food processing curtain. These food curtains are a simple but effective device designed for washdown procedures and overcome a series of challenges faced in the food production industry.
How to Effectively Maximize Food Production
Health and Safety
When it has to do with food and drugs production, health and safety is a priority. That is why this new separating device is designed without any protruding legs. One interesting feature of the food grade curtains is that they can be all clear or feature a vision panel that allows employees to have a view of what is happening both outside and inside the barrier inside the facility.
In other to avoid contamination of food in the facility, it is advisable to keep at least one production line running during washdown procedures in other production lines. AKON food segregation curtains offer a total segregation from floor to ceiling between two production lines during washdown processes in a facility. Mobile screens and solid curtain walls both have the same function but the effectiveness of the curtain walls is more than the mobile screen, also mobile screens are not floor to ceiling contained and they have multiple penetration points where overspray is concerned; this means they are not as contained as the curtain wall.
Unlike the mobile screens, the segregating curtains walls are designed to maximize existing space within the facility, they are fixed in a spot to a stainless steel track immediately within the production line. This fact makes the curtain walls quicker to install and be removed with ease without wasting time during washdown procedures and also getting a production line running quickly.
Reduces Food Cross Contamination
It’s important to know the materials used for segregation in any production facility, this will help reduce contamination and checkmate its compatibility with the environment. AKON curtains are made from food safe materials and components which have gone under the thorough procedure of test for use in the food and drugs industry sector. They are tough even when being used multiple times in different production line in the facility. The USDA has made it clear in their requirements and our curtains are manufactured to meet their standard which is to ensure there are no food or water traps.
Other Benefits of Food Curtains
- Fast Installation and clean for minimum disturbance.
- Can be installed anywhere even on higher grounds.
- The curtain and its track make it easier to increase and retract.
- You can choose from available operated track options.
- All clear or white opaque to match your application needs.
- USDA, CFIA, NSF approved material
Akon food curtain walls are not just effective but space saving and can be installed and removed easily. However, one of its purpose that stands out is the fact that it can be used to control odor and cross-contamination when two different products are being manufactured adjacent to each other. This multi-purpose is tested where production of allergen-containing foods and non-allergen containing foods are adjacent to each other in the same facility and there is no room for contamination.