Reliability and Less Leakage Are Key Factors for Ingredient-Handling Equipment

According to a recent article from Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, customers of ingredient handling equipment are focused on a many factors to reach their optimal formulation, including:

  • Accuracy
  • Food safety
  • Automation
  • Flexibility

Increasing Reliability and Reducing Product Loss Are Critical

As a provider of fluid sealing solutions, we here at SEPCO are honed in on increasing reliability and reducing leakage for this industry, especially since some plants risk fire hazards and safety if a product leaks too much.

According to Zach Nepa, SEPCO’s Midwest regional manager, “It’s about housekeeping, sanitation and general product loss.”

An Air Seal Is Ideal for Ingredient-Handling Equipment

reliabilityAn air seal has been augmented to include a stabilizing bushing so the shaft will not move more than it should — a leading cause of premature seal failure.

According to what Nepa said in the Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery article, an air seal doesn’t require this feature to operate properly, but it does improve overall equipment reliability and reduces air consumption.

By stopping product leakage and increasing reliability, solutions like this air seal:

  • Reduce the time workers spend cleaning up the floors
  • Eliminate the risk of contamination
  • Decrease the risk of injuries on-site

Read the full article on to learn more about how proper ingredient-handling equipment adds operational precision, efficiency, and safety.

Editors Note: Next Wednesday, August 18, at 2 p.m. Eastern,  Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery will present a webinar on the State of the Snack Industry, which we are sponsoring. We hope you’ll join us.

About the Author
Anna Claire Howard is a contributing writer, editor, and content marketing specialist for Sealing Equipment Products Co. Inc. (SEPCO) and has been since Spring 2019. Before those two big life changes, she was the content marketing specialist for Fluke Accelix; assistant editor for Grand View Outdoors, publisher of Bowhunting World, Predator Xtreme, Whitetail Journal, Tactical Retailer, and Shooting Sports Retailer; managing editor for Media Solutions, Inc., publisher of Gear Solutions, Wind Systems, and Thermal Processing magazines; assistant editor for MSI; and the editorial intern for B.A.S.S., LLC, publisher of Bassmaster Magazine and In these B2B/B2C roles, Anna Claire developed an appreciation for the industrial sector, as well as the operators and technicians who make up the workforce. You can find her on LinkedIn at