A Clean Connection: New Stainless Steel Screws And Nuts In Hygienic Design
- Roman Szubryt
The standard parts specialist Elesa+Ganter is expanding its hygienic design product family with new screws and nuts of non-rusting Stainless Steel as well as FDAcompliant elastomer sealing rings
Hygienic cleanliness is not only an essential prerequisite in the
food and pharmaceutical industries. Other ares of industry, such
as the manufacturing of dispersion paint for use in construction,
also profit from high hygiene standards. This often makes it possible to do without preservatives without compromising on the product lifespan.
Product machines and their environment require thorough cleaning to achieve this. When using typical components, this means
time-consuming and costly disassembly, long machine downtimes
and massive consumption of water, cleaning agents and energy.
Not so when using components of hygienic design:
These are made of high-quality materials with particularly smooth
surfaces, making them significantly easier to clean, especially
while still installed.
To continue this approach, Elesa+Ganter is now expanding its hygienic design product family with nuts and screws of Stainless Steel under
the designation GN 1580 that optimally satisfy the high requirements
of EHEDG. They are designed with special geometry and a surface
roughness of < 0.8 µm, which causes liquids to quickly bead up and
accelerates the drying process after cleaning. The standard design
incorporates FDA-compliant elastomer sealing rings on the contact
surface that are practically impossible to lose and situated cleanly
centered within the machined cavity. When installed, they with stand
the required compression without being overloaded.
The sealing rings are available individually under the designation
GN 7600 in a variety of dimensions and can also be supplied in
other materials, upon request. They can therefore be used as
replacement parts for the nuts and screws, while also enabling the
hygienic fastening of additional parts without dead space.
Find out more at www.elesa-ganter.com