Electric Tug Allows Easy Moving Of Heavy Industrial Mixing Bowls
Pedestrian electric tugs from MasterMover® are becoming an essential part of the mix at a variety of food manufacturers, thanks to their ability to move large mixing bowls quickly, safely and effectively.
The food processing industry uses industrial-scale mixing bowls (up to 500 litres in volume) to mix ingredients before heating, baking or processing. A wide variety of food products are prepared in this way, including dressings, sauces and confectionery.
Once mixed, each bowl must then be moved to the next stage of processing – a time-consuming and inefficient process given the combined weight of the steel bowl and its contents. Invariably, this becomes a two-person job in which the wheeled bowl is manoeuvred manually to its next destination.
This is where MasterMover® comes in. Its MasterTug range of pedestrian-operated electric tugs are specifically developed to move heavy loads, thanks to a unique design that transfers the weight of the load into the wheels for optimum traction – a crucial consideration in food production environments that may be wet or slippery.
The technology can easily be adapted for use in food processing environments by use of a bespoke attachment that connects to the mixing bowl. It can be specified in food grade stainless steel and IP rated up to IP66 to suit requirements.
A single operator can now tow the load in a safe and controlled manner without risk of strain or injury. This creates numerous efficiencies in the factory, as it frees up fellow employees for other duties and ensures a quicker journey thanks to the MasterMover®’s greater manoeuvrability.
The compact size, electrical power and pedestrian operation also mean that the MasterMover® meets all hygiene controls and health & safety standards applicable in the food processing industry.