Dynamic Conveyor Corporation announced today the issuance to it by the US Patent Office of a patent that presents a tool-less and maintenance-free design for the incline transition piece of the DynaClean incline conveyor system. The patented design results in reduced cost of conveyor ownership for the food processing industry.
The patent for invention number 9,394,111 is for removable retaining walls with corner rollers that greatly reduce sliding friction of the belt while holding it down on incline conveyors. The patented design does not require the use of bearings, shafts, wheels, fasteners and/or lubricants, which eliminates the need for maintenance.
The tool-less and maintenance-free design of the removable retaining walls with corner rollers correlates with the overall design of the DynaClean conveyors. DynaClean conveyors allow for simple, quick and easy disassembly, cleaning and reassembly in half the time of traditional food conveyors. There are no tools needed, no small parts to lose, and no nooks or crannies to clean. The conveyor design allows for 100% cleaning with no hidden places for product or bacteria to gather.
DynaClean systems are designed to meet NSF, FDA, USDA and BISCC standards. The plastic materials are corrosion resistant, non-toxic, non-absorbent, temperature-resistant and will not rot or retain harmful bacteria, odors or cleaning agents. The food conveyor systems can be cleaned and sanitized with water, steam and/or detergents ranging from Sodium Hydroxide to Hydrochloric Acid.