Material handling and motion control products with special design features for sterile environments, when keeping it clean is a top priority.
The chemical and food processing industries often require a clean working environment where contamination can potentially be catastrophic. At Columbus McKinnon, we’ve developed a range of hoists and motion control products designed to meet the needs of both chemical and food processing plants.
With options such as stainless steel chains and hooks, FDA-approved finishes, and specialized chain lubricants, our food-grade hoists and rigging products combine maximum versatility with cleanliness. Whether you're moving storage containers or repairing production equipment, our products help move and lift your goods while ensuring a clean and sanitary environment.
We also provide complete control systems used in food and chemical production. By automating processes, these systems can help limit contamination, ensure consistent quality, reduce waste, and increase efficiency and control. Also, our linear actuators play a pivotal role in helping ensure the systematic and orderly working of machines in production processes.
In facilities where acids, lyes and chemical compounds are handled, we also offer explosion-proof STAHL CraneSystems' brand chain hoists, wire rope hoists and winches.
From cleanrooms to food packaging plants, Columbus McKinnon products can help.
Reliable and safe performance is essential also in lifting applications for outdoor use as well as in aggressive and hygienically critical environmental conditions. Columbus McKinnon Engineered Products GmbH, Kissing (Germany), has extended its versatile SHE series of the Pfaff-silberblau brand with a “stainless” option.
With its innovative new design and featuring fully rust-proof components, the SHE-S series meets exacting of requirements in terms of corrosion protection and cleanability with its corrosion-resistant design. Also thanks to its cost-effective construction, the SHE-S “stainless” series by Pfaff-silberblau is attracting more and more customers, particularly from the food processing industry, pharmaceutical industry, paper industry, petrol industry as well as from steel hydraulics construction.
Meeting the demand for a variety of bottle sizes to fit the vast array of packaged soft drinks and bottled waters can place an extreme challenge on bottlers to quickly change from one package size to another. To address this challenge, a beverage product facility relied on Duff-Norton screw jacks to modify its feeder system to accommodate different sized plastic bottles.
Browse all of our Chemical and Food Processing case studies from a bottled beverage conveying system at Coca-Cola to an automated mill roll handling system solution.
Producing baby formula is no easy task especially when considering equipment maintenance in a clean room environment. See how one baby formula maker used a specialized Chester Hoist to keep their facility a clean room environment.
Whether your work area includes high humidity, corrosive materials, or requires sanitary conditions, the Lodestar offers superior efficiency and versatility. From its stainless steel load chain to its sealed, weather-proof construction, the Lodestar exceeds the standards necessary for cleanroom operation.
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