Shipp’s Water Conservation Solution
June 25, 2021
When it comes to installing the right equipment, we know it’s a priority to choose products that conserve resources and reduce costs. Compared to traditional fabric and modular plastic belts, positive drive belting is homogenous with extremely smooth operating surfaces. There are no mechanical parts, joints or crevices to harbor bacteria. Not to mention, it releases fat quickly and easily. The positive drive belt doesn’t require the time and materials typically needed to 1) remove it from the conveyor nightly 2) spray it with water 3) soak it in a tub, and 4) reinstall it in the morning—instead, it can be cleaned while staying in place. With no additional modules, connecting rods or fabric, the positive drive belt is cleaned using minimal time and water materials. There are no cracks where fat and bacteria like to hide and no fabric to absorb or wick water and bacteria, which can contaminate your product. Where the Rubber Meets the Road That all sounds great, but let’s talk numbers. Positive drive belts are cleaned using minimal time and water. Due to the simplified cleaning process, the risk of breeding microorganisms is greatly reduced. All of this adds up to a safer, cleaner manufacturing environment. If you’re worried about install and maintenance, let us put your mind at ease. Shipp Belting offers free onsite engineering, cost savings comparison, and retrofit options based on our depth of experience. Shipp In Action Shipp recently completed a retrofitting from modular belting to positive drive belt at a poultry plant. According to the client, the results were eye-opening. The positive drive belt reduced plant sanitation time on a single line from 50 minutes down to 10 minutes. Multiply this saving of forty minutes per line, by four lines, six days a week, which equates to 832 man hours. The result? Major water conservation, chemical use and man-hours reduction, allowing more time to produce their product in a safe environment. The client immediately placed an order for five more belts and asked for an onsite consultation of the entire plant. The client’s end goal was to approach the corporate office for capital expenditure in order to retrofit the entire plant. Decreasing your footprint via water conservation is simple. Connect with one of Shipp’s Solutions Engineers to see the positive drive belt it in action today.