Sealable bulk ingredient capsule.
Developed by FoodCap International Ltd in a research effort lasting more than ten years, the new 180-litre FoodCap capsules are a big step forward from the Eurobins and wheelie bins widely used in the New Zealand food-processing industry today. FoodCap capsules are produced from a proprietary resin laminate which is far more durable than traditional HDPE plastic, and resists the ‘chafing’ which can present a contamination hazard. Each capsule is supplied with an airtight lid, which means hygiene-critical ingredients can be stored, transited through dirty areas, or even transported by vehicle. The lids also have reinforced wheel-slots which allow capsules to be stacked on top of each other for storage or transport – even when full.
For manual handling, each FoodCap has six wheels in an offset-rectangle formation, stable yet manoeverable, and a handling comb positioned at the ideal ergonomic height of 1000mm. For mechanical handling, the capsules feature a four-sided abdomenal lifting comb, which uniquely allows handling equipment such as the Simpro Eurostacker to approach from any direction. Simpro also provides a wide range of food-grade mechanical handling equipment for FoodCaps, including bin lifters, forklift attachments and conversion kits for existing DIN9797-based equipment.
Other unique FoodCap advantages include the multi-coloured lid clips and wheels for visual process control, and an integrated RFID chip for electronic tracking and management. A version produced from an uprated ‘Ultratuff’ resin is also available, which is suitable for vacuuming and gas-flushing to extend the shelf-life of spoilable product.
FoodCaps have a unit cost a little more than half that of a regular DIN9797 Eurobin. Enquire now.
Options and Accessories
- The FoodCap Ultratuff version is manufactured from a proprietary FDA-approved resin for increased durability and strength, and is more suitable for vacuuming and gas-flushing than standard capsules.
- Interchangeable lid clips and wheels in a range of high-vis colours: red, blue, yellow, white.
Simpro also provides a range of lifting, tipping, stacking and weighing equipment to suit FoodCap capsules, including the Eurover bin tipper and Euroweigh scale set. FoodCap-compatible robotics and automated production line equipment is available from FoodCap International Ltd. For more information view the FoodCap Ecosystem showcase page.
Specifications and Technical Data
|Volume||180 litres (nominal)|
|Weight (including lid)||18kg||26kg|
|Materials||Proprietary FDA-approved resin laminate (HD0499UV - FDA)||Proprietary FDA-approved resin laminate (CPAWH – 57379 GFN – FDA)|
|Temperature rating||-1.5°C >< 30°C (storage) | < 75°C (washdown)||-1.5°C >< 50°C (storage) | < 85°C (washdown)|
|Internal pressure rating||0psi||-2psi >< 2psi|
|Cleaning chemicals||Alkaline or detergent based|
|Colour, body||Light grey||Beige|
|Colour, lid clips and wheels||Red | Blue | Yellow | White|
|Wheels||6x ⌀75mm nonmarking nylon wheels in offset-rectangle formation|
|Handling specifications||Four-way abdomenal lifting skirt rated to 500kg, combing handholds for for manual handling|
|Stacking specifications||Two high (full) or three high (empty)|
|Expected lifespan||>5 years (used and handled in accordance with specifications)|
|Applicable Standards||ISO 9000, Conformité Européene (CE)|
Resources and Downloads
Full full product support, user guides and spare parts please visit the Simpro Support Centre.