16 Jul Stainless proves its worth yet again
Our recent feature on the benefits of Stainless Steel has been proven!
EQM’s Tim Bloxham recently visited a meat plant to demonstrate the benefits of stainless steel motors and solved an ongoing corrosion issue with the plant’s gearboxes.
Tim says the plant was regularly replacing gear boxes that were corroding due to the number of cleans and wash downs required to meet hygiene standards.
“I took a stainless steel motor along for a demonstration and while I was showing them the benefits they noticed on our brochure that we supply stainless steel gear boxes.
Not only did the stainless steel gear box provide the best solution to prevent corrosion but as it has a universal mount – it was able to fit perfectly into the same place as the inferior existing gear box.
“It just fitted right into the same spot on the conveyor and will cope with continuous wash downs and also eliminates another issue, the risk of paint flaking.
Being stainless steel it’s unlikely the gearbox will have to be replaced any time soon!
EQM also recently heard from another customer saying MAF continue to raise the food standards and that the popularity in utilizing stainless steel in New Zealand is on the rise.
He also commented that on a recent trip to Europe revealed just how advanced we are in hygiene standards in New Zealand.