Tech Projects develops new stainless-steel solutions for food processors

By Jim Cornall contact

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Tech Projects’ food line perspex barrier in use at a food factory. Pic: Tech Projects
Tech Projects’ food line perspex barrier in use at a food factory. Pic: Tech Projects

Related tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, Hygiene

UK-based Tech Projects has developed a hand-sanitizing unit and screen it says will support safe working practices and social distancing in the food-processing sector.

The company designs and manufactures conveyor systems as well as manufacturing and installing structural access and material-handling solutions.

Tech Projects also supports food and beverage manufacturers with stainless-steel fabrication services: these are applied to facilities where hygienic and corrosion resistant equipment and working environments are of paramount importance.

Tech Projects - Hand sanitiser unit in factory
Pic: Tech Projects

In response to the current coronavirus pandemic, Tech Projects has been working with its customers to provide solutions to will safely accelerate and improve processes, while enabling businesses to comply with health and safety regulations, and social distancing and hygiene guidelines.

Tech Projects, which is part of the Go 2 Engineering Group, has designed a stainless-steel mobile hand-sanitizing unit that has been supplied to food manufacturing operations and other industrial facilities.

The unit is completely manufactured from stainless steel and has a flexible design so it can be supplied in any multiples of sanitizers required, catering for both high and low volumes of use at different times of demand. All units have four swivel castors, with brakes for fixing into position, and are mobile, allowing movement within the workspace.

The company said this provides flexibility and minimum downtime, as staff do not have to leave a workstation and instead are able to operate closely to the mobile sanitizing unit, which can be moved to wherever it is needed. The design ensures it can also be chained securely through the frame to a barrier or fence if required.

Tech Projects has also developed screen solutions to allow safe working and enable workers to adhere to social-distancing requirements.

Screens have been supplied to four North East-based food manufacturers and a brewery in Birmingham to allow workers to operate safely side-by-side on the factory floor, while enabling operators to maintain visibility over the process. The screens have clear vision panels fitted for viewing, enabling employees to maintain safe working distances. The fabricated stainless-steel screens also meet food hygiene standards.

Michael Donachie, general manager at Tech Projects, said, "The food and beverage sector – and many other industries – are having to adapt quickly to how the coronavirus pandemic has altered the working landscape. In turn, we are ensuring that we can support them by applying our specialist skills to rapidly design and manufacture new solutions.

“It’s testimony to the stainless-steel fabrication experience we have here at our site in Gateshead that we can rapidly react to new market requirements.”

Related topics: Regulation & Safety, COVID-19

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