The factors that one should consider Before Buying Food Manufacturing Equipment
Food manufacturing, like pharmaceuticals and medical products, falls into a different category requiring the utmost care, cleanliness, hygiene and safety of products manufactured. Food must pass quality checks, be free of contamination and adhere to standards. It must also taste good, retain flavors and have appetizing looks. Since bulk manufacturing involves the use of sophisticated equipment, food processing units must pay special attention to selection of equipment. There are a great many parameters but these listed below are vital.
Machines must handle food products in a gentle manner
Food cannot be crushed, pulverized or otherwise processed in a way that generates heat that can destroy color and flavor. Especially when one manufactures foods like crackers, biscuits, chips and wagers it calls for equipment that can handle products like these in a gentle way to prevent breakage and crumbling of food to powder. Similarly, food products like ice cream and cakes must not be damaged. You need specialized equipment to suit the food you are processing. In this context Prash stands out with its custom made equipment for special purposes and for special foods. Our equipment assure speed while ensuring minimal damage to food products especially fragile ones like chips, biscuits and wagers.
Easy to clean equipment
There is a reason food and pharma machinery are made from SS. It is neutral and will not rust or be corroded by acids or alkalis that can introduce toxic elements into the food. The machinery to process food must comply with Safe Quality Food standards. The SQF Institute is a global level organization that sets standards for food quality and safety. One of the critical guidelines is maintenance of hygiene in the workfloor and in equipment through regular cleaning using approved cleaning methods, materials and systems. Prash designs equipment that are easy to disassemble quickly for cleaning and we have taken care to ensure that there are no gaps or crevices in which food can stick and permit pathogen growth.
Sanitation and hygiene
It is essential that the design of food processing equipment is carefully considered and implemented to assure sanitation and hygiene can be maintained. Prash engineers its equipment to have smooth surfaces, no cracks or crevices or gaps where food can lodge and harbour pathogens. We use stainless steel for our food processing machinery and where plastics are used we use non-stick teflon. Both stainless steel and teflon can be cleaned thoroughly and are not damaged by steam cleaning. Use of neutral materials also assures that food is not stained or discolored or that it chemically reacts with the material of the machine. We offer a broad range of equipment for confectionary, fruit processing, snack foods, frozen foods and bakery items, all fabricated from SS for highest levels of hygiene and sanitation.
Designing Systems with Food Handling in Mind
It’s important for food manufacturers to select the right equipment—but it’s also important for them to use that equipment wisely. For some applications, that may include integrating different pieces of machinery into smooth, efficient systems.
PRASH is known for our emphasis on this systematic approach. We’re happy to provide our industrial clients with only the best products, but we also want to help them use those products in a way that maximizes their production capabilities, minimizes their footprint, and helps them comply with health and safety regulations.
That’s very much the case with food manufacturers. It’s not just a matter of selecting a few good products; it’s about at every step of the way. And the best way to achieve such a system is to meet with the engineers at PRASH.
Design with food process flow in mind
While materials used in the equipment are critical, the overall design of the equipment and design of process flow is just as important since it has a bearing on the quality of the final product, speed of processing and retention of physical and other properties of food. Prash adopts a pragmatic and systematic philosophy for design of food processing equipment in which we consider various factors like item to process, capacity, space available and costs. The result is optimized production flow at the best price with assurance of quality outcomes.
Prash Offers Custom Solutions for Food Manufacturing Industry
Prash have gained expertise through experience based in solid knowledge of engineering, understanding of food products and customers and food safety regulations. We integrate all these into our design philosophy and come up with customer and user-friendly equipment that work perfectly and last with minimum maintenance, maximizing output and profits and minimizing down time and costs. We give the best to each customer, customizing each aspect and standing up to challenges with absolute confidence.