A recipe for
success: QC Industries HydroClean Sanitary Conveyors are now BISSC Certified
QC Industries' HydroClean
Sanitary conveyors are now BISSC certified. BISSC, which stands for Baking
Industry Sanitation Standards Committee, is a distinctive certification
recognizing that their conveyors conform to the American National Standards
Institute (ANSI) qualification for design of bakery equipment.
QC Industries first saw a need for BISSC
certification in the early development stages for the HydroClean conveyor line.
In 2015, QC Industries launched their new HydroClean Sanitary conveyors
designed for clean and efficient operation in the food product, pharmaceutical
and medical device industries.
Complying with standard BISSC
requirements, belts for HydroClean conveyors are made with non-toxic material
and available with anti-microbial and totally encapsulated options. A unique
pull pin design allows every HydroClean conveyor to be disassembled in seconds
without the use of tools. Other unique features include the self-draining
stainless steel frame, bearings filled with NSF approved solid lubricant and a
tension release tail and flip-down stand brackets that allow anyone to easily
remove the belt for sterilization and in place cleaning.
QC Industries’ Research and Development
Supervisor, Brad Marx, obtained a certification from BISSC to perform ongoing
equipment inspections. “As a manufacturer, QC Industries understands the
responsibility we have to create a product for our customers that is safe,
efficient and sanitary. Becoming BISSC certified has educated us on all of the
possible health hazards, especially in the food industry,” said Marx.
According to the Centers for Disease
Control, food-borne diseases can have catastrophic effects including illness,
hospitalization and even death. “A BISSC certification is the proactive way to
ensure proper sanitation on the manufacturer’s end. QC Industries is dedicated
to providing the highest quality products for our customers; obtaining a BISSC
certification for our HydroClean conveyors was the natural progression for this
product line,” said President and CEO, David Dornbach.
The BISSC certification was first
developed in 1949 to ensure proper sanitation and design standards for all
baking equipment. Criterion for this certification includes the ability for all
surfaces within the product zone and non-product zone to be easily cleaned,
preventing the build-up of food particles, condensation, spillage or foreign
REDEFINING "IN PLACE CLEANING"
The Tension Release tail flips up to relieve tension on the belt
simply be removing two pins, making it easy to remove the belt or clean
PULL PIN DESIGN
NO TOOLS REQUIRED
Every HydroClean conveyor can be fully disassembled without tools
— including stands, sides/guides, tails and drives — to aid your facility's in
place cleaning efforts.
PLASTIC CHAIN BELTING
Available with FDA approved plastic chain belting.
& BISSC CERTIFIED
HydroClean Conveyors feature a sanitary design meant to minimize
opportunities for bacteria growth. Hex head fasteners are used to ensure there
are no exposed threads where bacteria can accumulate. They also offer minimal
mated surfaces that can easily disassembled for cleaning and a slotted frame
with soft angles to promote drainage.
Thanks to those features, HydroClean conveyors are the first and only
NSF-certified low profile belt conveyors.
HydroClean conveyors include crowned pulleys to promote positive
tracking, but all HydroClean belts are V-Guided to ensure positive tracking,
especially in wet environments.
READY FOR WASHDOWN
These stainless steel, sealed ball bearings support high speeds up
to 300 FPM. A stainless steel cover protects them during cleaning.