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FOOD / BEVERAGE

Alum-a-Lift is proud to announce our newest offering!  Alum-a-Lift custom lifting equipment is now available in Full Stainless Steel Construction for use in sanitary washdown and hazardous environments.  Click to learn more!


Alum-a-Lift has years of experience providing material handling solutions for the Food and Beverage industries. Common Alum-a-Lift solutions include clamping lifts to raise and rotate drums and carboys; roll handling lifts and roll handling carts for paper and plastic packaging, labeling, and bagging; fork sets and fixtures for handling forming tubes in form fill and seal machines; custom lifts and custom end-effectors to handle your filters, vessels, vials, mixers, boxes, and lifting devices for anything else too heavy for the unaided human.

Lifts for food production are compliant with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) outlined by the US FDA. Stainless steel tooling and end-effectors are offered for any system meant to come in direct contact with foods or sanitary materials. Alum-a-Lifts are suitable for your cleaning practices, with stainless steel lifts available for caustic cleaners.  IP-65 lifts are available which can be configured for exposure to liquids. Even our most basic battery powered lifts are suitable for Class 10,000 (ISO 7.)

Alum-a-Lift tailors systems for your specific process. When designing a roll handling device for the food industry, interfaces with the packaging equipment is accounted for in the roll lifters ultimate design to eliminate interferences. A clamping end-effector may differ not only for a 20, 30, or 55 gallon drum, but also for lifting and dumping drums of the same size in fiber, metal, and plastic. A drum dumping lift that raises drums up to a mezzanine may utilize a telescoping mast section, while the lift that dumps the same drums into a hopper may be equipped with powered wrists to allow forward dumping or a trunion to allow side dumping. A drum hoist or drum handler is optimized for the equipment it will interact with and the environment is will operate in. Confined spaces, narrow aisles, overhead obstacles, and other challenges are identified and addressed as a standard practice. If clearance for forward protruding legs is unavailable, counterbalanced lifts are available.

Alum-a-lifts are versatile compact lifts and eliminate the need for forklifts. Typical Food and Beverage lifts are compact, lightweight and mobile. Factors such as push / pull forces are analyzed when designing the lifting device with the goal of minimizing overall system weight for ease of use. When push / pull forces do exceed industry standards, clean electric powered drive wheel lifts are available.

Food and Beverage lifts manufactured by Alum-a-lift are in daily use worldwide in over 20 countries. Lifts can be constructed that are CE compliant or to other required standards. Factory trained representatives are available to assist you in gathering the necessary information so a lift and end-effector can be configured for your unique lifting requirement and to provide local support and operator training.

 

Please contact Alum-a-Lift by phone or submit an application on-line to discuss your application or for more information.