The changes in legislation in the last couple of years have made it mandatory for employers to provide personal protective equipment, including safety footwear to their employees at no cost. But with so many different types of protective footwear available nowadays, figuring out what your workforce needs and which products meet the demands and requirements of the workers and tasks involved can be quite the process. Protective footwear can come in a wide variety of sole descriptions, such as “excellent grip performance”, or “improved slip-resistance”. Oftentimes, the footwear can be also just described as slip-resistant, with no extra description of the conditions for which it’s most suitable. (more…)
Nowadays, more and more bar, cafe and restaurant owners are taking advantage of the wide variety of fridges available on the market, whereas in the past, they only had chest and upright fridges to pick from. But with the rapid advancements in the refrigeration industry, undercounter fridges have become one of the most popular and appealing choices for commercial kitchens, and for all the right reasons. Undercounter fridges offer businesses unique benefits that other types of fridges don’t – they save valuable kitchen space, cost less to operate and give the entire kitchen a more uniform look.
A cart is a vehicle on two or more wheels that is pulled or pushed by one or more individuals and is meant to carry items within it. The specific characteristic of the cart that is being used is the deciding factor on what kind of items can be transported, as well as their number and their size. There are many different carts that serve an important role in a number of places and professions, like certain types of utility carts for example. (more…)
If you are trying to get into the culinary industry or have succeeded and have just started your own restaurant, then you will know how difficult it is at first. Not only because of the amount of money you have to spend upfront, but also the fact that you will be new to this and that feeling of being in over your head will stay with you for quite a while. The good news is it will pass eventually and you will learn the ropes, but the one thing that you don’t need to learn but should just start doing immediately right after you serve your first dish is maintain your food equipment.
If you’re in the business of making pastries, bread, cakes, or pizza, you probably understand the huge importance of having a good dough mixer for your business. Truth be told, buying the right mixer can be a bit intimidating – it is a hefty investment, and if you’re a local business you need to spend your money wisely to ensure further business growth. Therefore, there are really many considerations to bear in mind.
With that being said, there are two popular dough mixers for commercial settings that produce high-quality dough consistently. However, the right model for your business will mainly depend on the type of products you’re producing. For products like Artisian breads, pizza and bagels, it’s hard to debate against the spiral mixer.
In today’s technologically-driven and rapidly-moving business world, a secure and quick delivery of your products can make all the difference between delighted and dissatisfied customers. With that being said, wrapping machines can be essential to many businesses for securing their products with a strong, clear, spiral film. This is especially true for businesses that produce irregularly shaped and bulky items that need to be packaged and labeled before being shipped.
Among the four industries that immensely benefit from wrapping machines are: businesses that involve building products and require an e-commerce solution for quick filling, packaging and labeling; businesses in the automotive and aerospace industries that manufacture products for national and international transit; woodworking industries which manufacture heavy, large and bulky items, such as doors and cabinets; and logistic and transport businesses, like warehouses.
However, the term “wrapping machinery” includes a broad family of machinery and wrapping styles. What they all have in common though, is the fact that they utilise a spiral film, a band or aluminium foil in the wrapping process. Some of the most popular wrapping machinery include: the spiral wrapping machine, the bending machine and the fold wrapping machine.
Spiral Wrapping Machine
These tightly wrap spiral film around the products in a series of turns. The product moves throughout the spiral wrapping machine as the device which feeds the PVC stretch metal spirals around it. Once wrapped, a tube of film is formed around it, which is cut by a blade at the end of the product. This style is ideal for wrapping long items like ladders.
These basically wrap a band of material around a product and then seal it with glue or heat. The paper or film needs to be stiff or thick like high density polyethylene. Most banding machines utilise a single reel of heat seal-able paper or film up to 10cm wide. The product that needs to be wrapped is positioned with either a pusher and held stationery, or an in-feed conveyor. However, the downside of this process is that it’s really slow.
Fold Wrapping Machine
These machines utilise aluminium paper or foil around the product without any heat sealing. They are used where there’s a danger of heat damaging the product. However, they still achieve a tight-fitting wrap. Fold wrapping machines operate by passing products through a single sheet of paper or foil. Then, a series of tucking and folding operations take place, after which the product is wrapped. If speed is a concern, some fold wrapping machines utilise a turret which enables more than one folding operation to be performed at the same time.