J. Peter Clark

Material handling and people movement are important considerations in food plant design and operation and should dictate the plant layout. This column will briefly discuss some elements of material handling, each of which could easily merit a longer piece or even a book. First, what do we mean by material handling?

The Flexible Screw Conveyor from Spiroflow Systems moves dry bulk solids and ingredients at high throughputs.Material handling refers to steps that condition, move, control, modify, and separate raw materials and finished goods. In food processing, many raw materials are solids, and finished …

Premium Content
You've reached your monthly limit of free articles.
Access Food Technology
Log in Subscribe