Processing Magazine

Heavy-duty Tote Dumper

December 3, 2013

National Bulk Equipment sanitary tote dumperA new sanitary tote dumper from National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE) is designed specifically for food processing, pharmaceutical processing and plastics/medical device applications where compliance with FDA, USDA, 3-A, BISSC or international standards is required. This NBE sanitary bulk tote dumper also supports process practice protocols where 3-A Accepted Practices or other cGMPs are necessary. Beyond simply re-purposing a general-industry tote dumper design, as is common in the marketplace, this NBE application-specific, sanitary tote dumper design includes WIP features, such as: 304-2b stainless steel framework, sheet and plate and components, all with continuous-weld seams ground to a No. 4 finish; a fully enclosed, 304-2b stainless steel, hydraulic pump cabinet with viewing window and tool-less access; non-metal components that provide excellent resistance to corrosive materials and high-temperature, high-pressure, highly aggressive cleaning; 32 Ra component surface finishes; and, tool-less, quick-clean clamps to speed component disassembly and simplify sanitizing and inspection.