Anderson Dahlen Solves Space Constraint Problem for a Private-Label Food Manufacturer
This project is a perfect example of Anderson Dahlen’s advanced food processing custom equipment manufacturing capabilities. The customer’s process required lowering the product 8 feet, but in an extremely small footprint, much smaller than any commercially available unit. Anderson Dahlen worked with the customer on the detailed requirements, engineered the piece of custom equipment, sourced all the parts, and manufactured the unit. Our custom lowerator has fully met the customer’s specifications and solved a major issue for them.
Given the plant’s configuration, and special handling requirements of the product, a normal decline conveyor was out of the question. The unique food product prevented the use of a steep decline conveyor and required our customer to find a unique solution. This spiral lowerator allowed the product to decline almost 8 feet in a span of fewer than 10 feet. The unit dimensions are 100 inches x 100 inches x 13 feet. One of the unique challenges was finding a belt that could be used with a particularly small inner diameter with a circular rotation.
By partnering with Anderson Dahlen, the food maker was able to solve this novel problem with a custom-designed one-off very unique food processing machine. In addition, the stainless-steel construction and unique sanitary belt design allowed for safe processing and easy cleanup.