Keep those hoses off the dirty floor

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - FOOD INDUSTRY - Con­tact: mpaw­son@re­

Al­though hoses scat­tered or stored on food pro­duc­tion f loors are con­sid­ered a work­place safety con­cern, there is also a hy­giene fac­tor to take into ac­count.

It is for these rea­sons that Re­Coila de­signs and man­u­fac­tures tech­nolo­gies specif­i­cally for the food and bev­er­age pro­duc­tion sec­tors, from pri­mary han­dling sec­tor through to multi-pro­cess­ing.

The firm man­u­fac­tures and stocks a range of reels well suited to in­dus­tries and ap­pli­ca­tions where hy­giene is para­mount.

The com­pany has all man­ner of reels in­clud­ing heavy-duty stain­less steel reels specif­i­cally for food pro­cess­ing plants where the reel needs to with­stand reg­u­lar harsh clean­ing.

Its HW se­ries hot wash reels, for in­stance, are widely used in kitchens and food prepa­ra­tion ar­eas for wash downs. Re­Coila also pro­duces a pur­pose-built ni­tro­gen reel, specif­i­cally de­signed for blan­ket­ing wine vats dur­ing fer­men­ta­tion.

The firm’s man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, Michael Paw­son, says the food man­u­fac­tur­ing, pro­cess­ing and pack­ing sec­tors are typ­i­cal ‘nosec­ond-chance’ sec­tors where one tiny wash down over­sight can lead to a con­tam­i­na­tion prob­lem, let alone an in­jury from trip haz­ard.

“Al­though most busi­nesses op­er­at­ing within the meat and food pro­cess­ing in­dus­tries have strict hy­giene pro­ce­dures in place, and wash-down ac­tion is part of ev­ery­day op­er­a­tions, of­ten the finer de­tails in­volved in wash down can be missed,” he says.

“Yet in so many places we see one ex­am­ple af­ter an­other where an in­dus­trial hose is left snaking across an en­tire plant or just thrown into a cor­ner of the f loor space un­til it is next in use.

“It all sounds so sim­ple and non-threat­en­ing, but it gen­uinely does cause po­ten­tial dan­ger by be­ing on the f loor. Stor­ing your hose on a hose reel keeps the hose up off the f loor, clean, tidy, not tan­gled and al­ways easy to find.”

Re­Coila uses a high stain­less steel spring rewind hose reels that are ideal for use in food pro­cess­ing in­dus­tries. They are strong, re­li­able and hy­gienic, and can han­dle pres­sures up to 400 bar.

There are also many other reel tech­nolo­gies from Re­Coila that are suited to the broader food pro­cess­ing in­dus­tries, in­clud­ing man­ual hose reels in stain­less steel, polypropy­lene spring rewind reels for hot wa­ter wash down (such as the HWG1215 hot wash reel), hose reels for food and liq­uid trans­fer, ni­tro­gen hose reels for use in winer­ies and drink­ing wa­ter hose reels.

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