With the risk of microcontamination in food borne products, growing demands of allergen change-overs, and increased frequency and demand for sanitation cycles, Delta Systems has focused design development efforts on designing and building the most sanitary infeeds on the market. We partnered with our customers, industry leading microbiologists, sanitation engineering teams, and our vendors to develop the new designs from concept to completion.
The Smart Touch family of infeeds was relaunched in 2016. The Smart Touch family incorporates a full stainless-steel frame construction and cantilever design for easy cleaning access. Standard features include infeed surfaces that slope away from the belt for moisture and crumb control, standoffs to reduce mating of materials, and self-draining belt drive rollers. Some additional sanitary options include solid roller and leg design to eliminate all hollow tubing, tool-less belt removal for both urethane and plastic modular belting, and a full washdown IP69K version.
The Lug Infeed family was relaunched in 2017 to incorporate a full stainless-steel frame construction. All cross members are seamless welded round shafts for drainage and crumb control with a lug chain that is designed to run multiple pitch variations and doesn’t require any tools to change pitch length. Another designed benefit of the lug chain is the offset lug which helps eliminate contaminate buildup within the chain links. All components are easily removable allowing for a more efficient start to the sanitation process. As with Delta Systems other family of infeeds, solid leg and IP69K options are available.
Both the Smart Touch and Lug Infeed families are available in versions compliant with BRC, AMI, 3A, and other major sanitation standards.