In the food and beverage industry, and also for chemical and pharmaceutical companies, special demands are made in terms of cleanliness and hygiene. To meet the requirements of these industries, J.D. Neuhaus GmbH & Co. KG (JDN) is now introducing a ‘food grade’ version of the air hoists in the mini series. The motor housing is made of uncoated cast aluminium. The chain, chain guide, load sleeve and hooks are made from stainless steel. This makes the hoists corrosion resistant and impervious to high humidity. In addition, the hoists are easy to clean: even a high-pressure washer can be used without problem.
Lubricants approved for food processing areas
JDN is using compressed air as an energy medium. Due to this no electrical short cut can happened. Additionally the hoists can be used, for example, in areas containing flammable organic substances. A completely synthetic (mineral oil-free) special grease that poses no physiological risk is used for lubrication of the motor, which is particularly well-suited to the food and pharmaceutical industries. The lubricant for the chain is also food-grade approved. The hoists' top hooks and load hooks are twist lock hooks. This enhances safety in daily operation. The hoists are available with a lifting height of 5 metres and a control length of 4 metres.