Ganter develops sealed standard stainless steel elements that meet stringent hygiene requirements.
Maximum hygiene is one of the absolutely basic prerequisites wherever food is produced. However, hygiene also plays a major role in other sectors — from medical technology and the pharmaceutical industry to manufacturers of dispersion paints. Today, it is all about producing products without preservative additives — and this is only possible in production environments which have high purity levels.
Since even the tiniest weak points can cause entire production lines
to be contaminated, Ganter decided to develop a special series of
standard parts that meet the very high EHEDG requirements and the
3-A Sanitary Standard.
Ganter offers a variety of knobs, handles, clamping levers, leveling
feet and screws under the label “Hygienic Design”, all of which are optimized for minimal contamination and easy cleaning. Stainless steel — with either ground or polished surfaces — is the material used in all of these cases. The maximum surface roughness is kept below Ra 0.8 μm, so that dirt particles cannot adhere and can be reliably removed during cleaning.
Another key feature of the Ganter standard parts is their freedom
from “dead space”. There are no interior areas in which substances
can accumulate. A hygienically safe sealing concept, verified by
software simulation, guarantees that the FDA-compliant elastomer
seals are all installed flush with the surface and fulfill their function
in the long term. This prevents problems from developing without
being noticed. At first glance, most standard parts appear to be
located far away from the actual work areas, but airborne spores
from microorganisms can spread rapidly and widely.
You can find more information online at www.ganternorm.com