Available since 2012, the Easy Clean UniFlex flexible screw conveyor has the answer for those looking for a conveyor that can be disassembled and cleaned with ease. Now in 2015, several new improvements make the Easy Clean, easier than ever!
Cleaning and sanitation just got easier with the newly improved Easy Clean UniFlex by UniTrak.
According to Engineering Team member Robert Brown, “The most important added features are the definitely the shaft coupling/hinged coupling cover and the interlock switch. Before, we used a spider coupling that required an allen key to disconnect. And to even get at it, that you had to unbolt the lexan cover. Now the cover hinges, so you can get at the coupling and it uses a removable pin instead!
For more information about these improvements, please contact our head office 1-905-885-8168 or contact US Sales Manager Julie Shipp at firstname.lastname@example.org
[…] Easy-Clean model. This model is suitable for those applications where the conveyor requires a thorough cleaning between batches or product runs. […]
Overlapping buckets or a pivoting bucket system would allow for a multiple discharge at many points, whereas the interlocking would have a single discharge and be required to enter into an additional conveyor to add a second discharge point.
You mentioned in your article that interlocking buckets are generally better than overlapping bucket systems. Like you said, it reduces spillage, increases product yields (due to a lack of product spillage) and avoids the need for clean up. My question is: are there situations in which an overlapping bucket system is better than an interlocking system? From what I have read here, I can't think of a reason to not opt for the interlocking bucket option. Perhaps moving solid products would be better with the overlapping buckets?