Foodstuffs and packaging machinery

Machines for the foodstuffs and packaging industry account for a major portion of production in mechanical and plant engineering. This industry is subdivided into various subsectors, such as, for example:

  • Meat
  • Beverages
  • Milk
  • Confectionery
  • Baked goods
  • Packaging
  • and much more

Sales in the production of foodstuffs and packaging machines is rising at an above-average rate, quantitative growth is apparent here. There are diverse reasons for this: the global population is growing, people are becoming older, demands for product diversity are rising, and there is a desire to produce safely, efficiently and cost-effectively.

Ultra-high hygiene standards apply here

The very highest hygiene standards are demanded in the foodstuffs and packaging industry, in order to assure the safety and cleanliness of products, and thus safeguard the health of consumers. For this reason, these machines are regularly cleaned using aggressive cleaning agents.

This means, for the manufacturers of foodstuffs and packaging machinery:

  • The machines and all components installed must withstand chemical cleaning agents.
  • There must be as few corners, edges and rough surfaces as possible, to simplify cleaning and avoid production residues and contamination.
  • The materials used must be resistant to corrosion.

To meet these requirements, mechanical and plant engineers frequently select components and structural elements consisting of stainless steel for use in the foodstuffs and packaging industries.

Stainless steel assures high material quality, and is therefore eminently suitable for these applications:

  • It is not toxic.
  • It possesses high resistance to corrosion.
  • It is resistant to mechanical loads.
  • It has a long service-life.
  • It is resistant to low and high temperatures.
  • It possesses a particularly high surface quality, which largely prevents the adhesion of production residues.
Ultra-high hygiene standards apply here

Stainless-steel enclosures and support systems with no corners or edges:

We supply various stainless-steel enclosures, control cabinets and supporting-arm systems to assure meeting of the high hygiene standards applicable in the foodstuffs and packaging industries:

Do you have any questions? Just contact us. We'll be pleased to advise you.