USDA Regulations and Repairable Stainless Steel Cylinders

Customers are always asking questions like “Does this product corrode? Do stainless steel cylinders meet USDA Regulations? Can it be cleaned? Will it be unsafe in our operation? Will it harm our product?”

Roughly 1 in 6 Americans get sick from food contamination each year. Nearly 125,000 are put in the hospital. In addition, 3,000 deaths occur each year from food-borne pathogens. As a result, lowering contamination is important for food and beverage processing. Further, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has created The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The act stops outbreaks of these sicknesses by bettering enforcement tools and methods for food safety systems.

As a result of the FSMA, food safety awareness in the products involved with food and beverage creation becomes important.

The Bimba│TRD Repairable Stainless (RS) cylinder is best for most sanitary and wash-down tasks. Also, the cylinder has a smooth outside of 300 series stainless steel parts. Further, the cylinder has a threaded design providing easy disassembly and rebuild. Finally, the food-grade grease used for assembly and for operation is approved for possible food contact (H1).

The RS series cylinder has an optional USDA-approved 3-A Sanitary Standard wiper bracket, added with the front wiper option “U” (seen above). Even more, in food-grade use where the rod goes over the product, the wiper stops and collects contaminants from staying on the cylinder.

Frequently Asked Questions: Stainless Steel Cylinders

What automation projects are possible with repairable stainless steel cylinders?

Food and beverage, chemical, medical, marine equipment, and finally, waste management.

What are the pros of using stainless steel cylinders?

Corrosion resistance lowers contamination in food and beverage products. Steel cylinders also have resistance against physical harm.

Are these cylinders right for high temperatures?

Stainless steel cylinders are the perfect material for automation projects producing high temperatures due to the high temperature resistance.

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