Hygienic requirements also play a significant role in several industries, including the food and beverage industry, medical technology, the production of dispersion coatings, and other sectors.
At first glance, most standard parts seem far away from the actual critical work areas, but airborne spores of microorganisms can spread quickly and far. Since even the slightest weak points can lead to contamination of entire production lines, JW Winco has developed a complete product family of special standard parts.
These parts combine minimal contamination tendency with optimum cleaning ability, meeting the high requirements of the 3-A sanitary standard, the EHEDG, and the DGUV test. As the latest addition to its Hygienic Design (HD) product family, JW Winco now offers the spacers GN 6226. These standard parts easily avoid duplicate mounting surfaces, which are problematic and time-consuming in terms of cleaning and sealing.
The HD product range is evolving, with new parts joining the existing range of knobs, U-handles, hand levers, indexing plungers, latches, cover sleeves, leveling feet, and screws. In all cases, stainless steel with vibratory finished or polished surfaces is used as the material. This means that the maximum surface roughness remains below Ra 0.8 μm, so dirt particles cannot settle and can be reliably removed during cleaning.
Another central feature of the JW Winco standard parts is the absence of dead space. No substances can accumulate inside the components. A hygienically safe sealing concept verified by software simulation ensures that the FDA-compliant H-NBR or EPDM elastomer seals fit flush everywhere after assembly and fulfill their function over the long term. This prevents any hygienic problems from going unnoticed.
JW Winco provides detailed information on professional installation and suitable cleaning procedures. Hygienic Design standard elements reduce the effort required for cleaning, which can be carried out more efficiently and, above all, faster via the “Clean in Place” concept.
The bottom line: plant operation becomes more cost-effective over the long term.