Hygiene is increasingly becoming a focal point in the production of baked goods. That is why a high standard of hygiene is required for production systems.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association, the largest association in the food industry worldwide, has developed ten principles to define machines and systems that comply with a high standard of hygiene. We have designed our industrial ASTec lines according to these principles, the GMA checklist.
Our industrial ASTec lines are designed to meet high hygiene requirements. With heavy-duty, 24/7 deployment, they uniquely combine gentle dough processing with excellent hygiene properties. They meet your demanding requirements for hygiene, process and quality of the final product.
The engineering design is in line with the needs of hygiene and high-quality materials have been used to ensure rapid and reliable cleaning. Niches and horizontal surfaces have been avoided. Micro-organisms, dough and product scraps can therefore no longer accumulate. The ASTec line is cleaned according to a computer-based program defined individually for your production. The cleaning steps are logged for your audit.
There are two versions of ASTec lines: one for wet cleaning and one for dry cleaning.
Only materials that can be easily cleaned are used. The conveyor belt in addition has sealed edges.
The wide-opening protective covers, the belt management system and the free spaces between the individual line components ensure good accessibility to all areas where cleaning is required.
All parts of the ASTec line have been constructed in such a way that no dirt can accumulate.
You can define individual cleaning programs and store them in the control system.
Cleaning is carried out in line with GMP standards or other quality standards that can be verified by means of active monitoring program
No material deposits
Equipment and personnel